Las Vegas dream for Bishopbriggs golfer

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A DREAM trip to a top Las Vegas golf resort awaits amateur Ian Hislop and his Cawder PGA professional Gordon Stewart if they can come through the regional final of Europe’s biggest pro-am competition, the Virgin Atlantic PGA National Pro-Am Championship.

Ian took his first big step towards a luxury trip to the final – at the Loews Lake Las Vegas Resort on December 2-8 – when he won the club qualifying competition with a net score of 70.

He and Gordon now advance to Dundonald Links on Thursday, July 28, one of 16 regional finals, where they will play one round of better-ball medal play.

The winners at each regional final will secure their place at the 36-hole grand final.

Ian Hislop (49) is a telecommunication engineer from Bishopbriggs and plays off a handicap of five.

Gordon Stewart (40) has been a professional at Cawder for four years.

Meanwhile, Cawder Golf Club in Bishopbriggs was host to the Scottish PGA Pro-Am tournament recently, with the day declared an outstanding success.

Cawder Golf Club’s general manager Fraser Gemmell told the Herald: “We had 45 teams taking part and it was a phenomenal event.

“The weather obviously played its part, but everyone commented about the state of the greens, they were raving about them.

“I received so many comments from pros and amateurs alike that they were best they had played on this year and the best they were likely to play on this year.”