The 2013 Open Championship (often called the British Open), the oldest of the four major championships in professional golf, was recently won by American Phil Mickelson. Also competing at Muirfield was Scotsman Paul Lawrie, who knows how it feels to raise the Claret Jug. In 1999, The Open was at Carnoustie, reputedly the toughest course on The Open circuit, and the winner was Paul Lawrie.
Today, Lawrie continues to compete on the PGA tour and as a member of Europe’s Ryder Cup team. Passionate about junior golf, his Paul Lawrie Foundation has taught thousands of young golfers since 2001, and he operates the Paul Lawrie Golf Centre near Balmoral Castle in Scotland, where Power Tee® automatic tee systems are installed in every bay of his driving range.
“Power Tee is the most productive and enjoyable practice aid a golfer can find in today’s driving range,” says Lawrie. “This is why it is found at the best practice facilities in the world, such as St Andrews, the Belfry, Wentworth Club and the superb Dromoland Castle in Ireland, in addition to a further 300 quality driving ranges around the UK and southern Ireland.”
Power Tee systems are also installed at more than a dozen leading clubs and ranges in the U.S. and Canada.
Lawrie is so enthusiastic about Power Tee that he recently agreed to promote the systems internationally as Ambassador at Large. Announcing the appointment, Richard Baggarley, Power Tee’s UK managing director, said, “We recognize in Paul the values we share as a market leader in automation. He’s a wonderful professional and family man with a passion for the game and its future development. He has demonstrated his commitment through the personal investment of time and money in his various foundations.”