Become An Official Scorer At The Open Championship

American Golf and Mastercard are offering golf fans the chance to become a scorer at The Open + meet five-time winner Tom Watson!

Become An Official Scorer At The Open Championship

American Golf and Mastercard are offering golf fans the chance to become a scorer at The Open + meet five-time winner Tom Watson!

Become An Official Scorer At The Open Championship

American Golf is teaming up with Mastercard this summer to offer an incredible opportunity for one golf fan to get behind the ropes at the 148th Open Championship at Royal Portrush as an official scorer, before meeting one of the Open Championship’s true legends – Five time winner Tom Watson.

Any customer who makes a purchase with their Mastercard® at an American Golf store or online at www.americangolf.co.uk (opens in new tab) between the 11th June and the 1st July is in contention for the incredible prize.

One winner plus a guest will be flown to Belfast on the 18th July for two nights accommodation plus transfers to the Open Championship at Royal Portrush on 19th and 20th.

On day one, the winner will walk the fairways with the players as they experience the thrill of championship play at the Open from a position only ever seen by a chosen few – that of the official scorer.

In addition, through both days the winner and their guest will have access to hospitality in the Mastercard Patron’s Pavilion, before getting the chance to meet five-time Open winner Tom Watson.

American Golf Brand Manager Will Sturgess said, “At American Golf our love of the game drives everything we do, so to be able to give our customers the chance to win this truly unique prize is fantastic.

"Any golf fan would jump at the chance to get inside the ropes at the Open Championship, but to actually follow a group round on a Championship day as official scorer is unbelievable.

"To then follow up with a meet and greet with Tom Watson simply makes this a prize that any golf fan will never forget.”

Also on offer are 25 runners up prizes of a pair of tickets to the meet and greet event with Tom Watson in the Mastercard Patron’s Pavilion, plus two General Admission tickets to the Open Championship on Saturday 20th July.

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Elliott Heath
Senior Staff Writer

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-6. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!


Elliott is currently playing:


Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

Hybrid: TaylorMade SIM Max

Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x