Local hero, Paul Lawrie met 16 year old David McIvor from Aberdeen, whose artwork he selected from hundreds of entries to win the 2014 Aberdeen Asset Management ‘design a board’ competition.
David’s depiction of ‘Scotland – The Home of Golf” has been made into an on-course board at the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open, taking place on Lawrie’s front door step at Royal Aberdeen Golf Club in what is the 1999 Open Champions home Open.
The board is placed in a prime spot on the first tee and will be seen by some of the world’s best golfers as they take to the course this week.
Featuring 23 of the world’s top 60 players and 10 major winners including Lawrie and the legendary Sir Nick Faldo, the procession of talent on show makes for the best field ever assembled in the tournament’s history that is sure to be watched by a global TV audience.
In addition to having his artwork turned into a course board the tournament, David and his family have been invited to the Aberdeen Asset Management Pavilion for afternoon tea during the event. One thousand pounds worth of junior golf equipment will also be donated to Jamie’s school, Albyn School in Aberdeen.
“It was amazing to meet Paul Lawrie and to see my design actually on the golf course. I’ve grown up watching Paul play so to finally meet him has been great, I hope he has a good week! I am volunteering during the week here so it will be great to take a break in the Aberdeen Asset Management Pavilion.”
“It was a pleasure to meet David here at Royal Aberdeen, to see his artwork on the course is great and I really enjoyed picking the winning design. He is a talented young artist and I’m sure a talented golfer too.”
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