Fife tourism gets boosted by Ricoh Women’s British open championship

Published on : Thursday, August 3, 2017

indexToday the RICOH Women’s British Open starts. Fourth major grand slam on the ladies calendar, the majestic Kingsbarns Golf Links will be the host of this championship in women’s professional golf. This competition is expected to improve the tourism all through Fife as summer hit the highest point.

In 2017, this championship will be observing its 41st year. The event is expected to attract large number of overseas and local visitors to the four-day tournament as well the area. At present, Fife tourism maintains more than eleven thousand job worth £349 million whatsoever.

The tournament will witness world’s top ranked players showing their skills participating from more than 30 different countries competing in the tournament. Reigning champion Ariya Jutanugarn from Thailand will defend her title, and promising British golfer Charley Hull and Catriona Matthew will also be competing in the contest along with Carly Booth from Perthshire, Scotland.

To note, RICOH Women’s British Open is one of two important golf championships which takes place outside USA. To quote Stephen Owen, Fife Golf Partnership chairman, “Fife has been host to some of the most memorable major championships over the years, and is one of the most renowned and well-respected golf destinations in the world. Kingsbarns now joins the Old Course at St. Andrews as host to this prestigious tournament, and I’m excited for the players, and visitors, to experience another of Fife’s wonderful golf courses.”

Ann Camus, tourism manager at Fife Tourism Partnership says: “The summer months are always a busy period for Fife, and I’m thrilled to be welcoming visitors from all over the world for the RICOH Women’s British Open. Tourism across the Kingdom is booming, and provides local businesses with a real opportunity to capitalise on increased custom, which continues to boost Fife’s economy and profile as a top tourist destination in Scotland.”


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