Paul Lawrie Match Play Set for Archerfield

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The Paul Lawrie Match Play heads to Archerfield this August with Darren Clarke’s Ryder Cup hopefuls keen to make their mark

In a tournament schedule dominated by 72-hole stroke play events, there is one tournament this summer that offers an alternative perspective on many of the world’s best golfers. Ahead of Europe’s trip to Hazeltine for the 41st Ryder Cup, many of Darren Clarke’s hopefuls are set to battle it out in the Paul Lawrie Match Play. The 1999 Open Champion and Golf Monthly columnist, has again joined forces with the European Tour to host a unique knockout event that pits a high-class 64-man field against each other.

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Taking place from August 4th to 7th, the event will be staged at the impressive Archerfield Links in East Lothian. Situated on a prized stretch of golfing links land between Muirfield and North Berwick, Archerfield offers a fascinating blend of tree-lined and links holes to provide a varied test and stunning views towards Fidra Island, the inspiration for Robert Louis Stevenson’s book, Treasure Island. Indeed, the players will compete over the Fidra course, the same layout used to host the Prostate Cancer UK Scottish Senior Open.

Last year, the inaugural Paul Lawrie Match Play was won by Kiradech Aphibarnrat who emerged victorious by defeating Robert Karlsson, 1up, in the final.

Sandwiched between The Open and the Olympics and just a few weeks ahead of the Ryder Cup selection date, the Paul Lawrie Match Play comes at a critical point in this year’s golfing diary.

Ticket Information

Tickets are already on sale for this year’s event and they range from £35 for a season ticket (five days including the Wednesday pro-am) to £15 for daily tickets, while under 18’s can attend for free. There will be a range of family fun activities in the event village and free parking on site.

How To Get Tickets

For ticket bookings go to and further event information or call 01344 840550. Golf Monthly will be providing  in-depth coverage of the Paul Lawrie Match Play including preview videos and behind the scenes access content.

Neil Tappin

In July 2023, Neil became just the 9th editor in Golf Monthly's 112-year history. Originally working with the best coaches in the UK to produce instruction content, he has also presented many Golf Monthly videos looking at all areas of the game from Tour player interviews to the rules of golf. 

Throughout his time with the brand he has also covered equipment launches that date back well over a decade. He clearly remembers the launch of the Callaway and Nike square drivers as well as the white TaylorMade driver families, such as the RocketBallz! If you take a look at the Golf Monthly YouTube channel, you'll see his equipment videos dating back over a decade! He has also conducted 'What's In The Bag' interviews with many of the game's best players like Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson and Jon Rahm. Over the years, Neil has tested a vast array of products in each category and at drastically different price-points. 

Neil is currently playing: Driver: TaylorMade Stealth Plus Fairway Wood: Titleist TSR2 Hybrid: Titleist TS3 Irons: PING Blueprint S (4&5), PING Blueprint T (6-PW) Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 50˚, 54˚, 60˚ Putter: Odyssey Triple Track Ten Ball: Titleist Pro V1X