May 9 2012 by Johnathon Menzies, Stirling Observer Wednesday
DUNBLANE golfer Heather MacRae helped to launch a competition which could see a local artist have their work displayed at this year’s Ryder Cup in Chicago.
Kids on the Clubgolf scheme haven been asked to create a patriotically-themed giant golf ball. The winning design will be given centre stage on Chicago’s Michigan Avenue throughout September.
Heather, a member of the Ladies European Tour and a PGA Professional, backed the contest.
She said: “I’ve travelled all over the world playing golf and for me Scotland is the most beautiful country of them all, with the best golf courses, the best scenery and amazing people.
“The competition is a great opportunity for children on the Clubgolf programme to show the world why they are proud to be Scottish.”
The winner will be presented with a prize by a leading Scottish golfer during this summer’s Scottish Open, where the ball will be showcased for the first time before being delivered to Chicago.
For the 2012 Ryder Cup Chicago is preparing an installation with a Scottish flavour, to be known as Tartan Art on the Avenue.
Application forms form competition can be downloaded from www.clubgolfscotland.com. The closing date for entries is June 1.