Play Muirfield courtesy of Nikon and MasterCard

Nikon and MasterCard have joined forces to offer cardholders the chance to play at Muirfield, host venue of the 2013 Open Championship

Nikon MasterCard promotion

Nikon and MasterCard have joined forces to offer cardholders the chance to play at Muirfield, host venue of the 2013 Open Championship.

From now until May 30, any MasterCard holder who buys a Nikon COOLSHOT laser rangefinder could win two spots in an exclusive golf day at Muirfield on June 30.

Some 15 lucky winners will be invited to take on Golf Monthly's number-one ranked course the day before it closes to begin its Open preparations.

Winners will also play with a former Open champion, get two night's free accommodation at a five-star hotel and receive an invite to the R&A Gala Dinner, hosted by the former Open Champion.

"This prize represents every golfer's dream and we are delighted to be able to team up with fellow Open patron MasterCard to offer out customers such a superb opportunity."

Paul Trueman, Head of Marketing, UK & Ireland, MasterCard Europe, added: "It's great to be able to create compelling offers, experiences and priceless access around the most historic tournament in golf.

"To play with a former Open champion at Muirfield is one of the most unique opportunities we will give to our cardholders this year."

To be in with a chance of winning, buy a Nikon rangefinder before May 30 and register your purchase at www.nikongolf.co.uk/mastercard before May 31.

Ryder Cup star Ian Poulter, an ambassador for both Nikon and MasterCard, said: "This is a once in a lifetime chance for every golfer out there to feel like a pro for the day and play on a course in full tournament conditions."

Nick Bonfield joined Golf Monthly in 2012 after graduating from Exeter University and earning an NCTJ-accredited journalism diploma from News Associates in Wimbledon. He is responsible for managing production of the magazine, sub-editing, commissioning and feature writing. Most of his online work is opinion-based and typically centres around the Majors and significant events in the global golfing calendar. Nick has been an avid golf fan since the age of ten and became obsessed with the professional game after watching Mike Weir and Shaun Micheel win The Masters and PGA Championship respectively in 2003. In his time with Golf Monthly, he's interviewed the likes of Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose, Jose Maria Olazabal, Henrik Stenson, Padraig Harrington, Lee Westwood and Billy Horschel and has ghost-written columns for Westwood, Wayne Riley, Matthew Southgate, Chris Wood and Eddie Pepperell. Nick is a 12-handicap golfer and his favourite courses include Old Head, Sunningdale New, Penha Longha, Valderrama and Bearwood Lakes. If you have a feature pitch for Nick, please email nick.bonfield@futurenet.com with 'Pitch' in the subject line. Nick is currently playing: Driver: TaylorMade M1 Fairway wood: TaylorMade RBZ Stage 2 Hybrid: Ping Crossover Irons (4-9): Nike Vapor Speed Wedges: Cleveland CBX Full Face, 56˚, Titleist Vokey SM4, 60˚ Putter: testing in progress! Ball: TaylorMade TP5x