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Golf Notes December 16

Solheim cup announce low cost ticket prices

The Ladies European Tour (LET) confirmed today that The Solheim Cup 2000 at Loch Lomond GC will be easily affordable to the general public thanks to a generous ticketing policy set by the LET.

All spectators under 16 years of age will be allowed free entry into what is the most prestigious event in women's golf, while senior citizens will receive a minimum 20% discount on all prices.

"In an era when the costs of attending major sporting events can be quite staggering, we wanted to make The Solheim Cup as affordable as possible to the general public," said Richard Relton, European Director, The Solheim Cup 2000.

"The Solheim Cup is not a prize money event, it's all about playing as a team and representing your country. It's important, therefore, to try and open it up to as many fans as possible.

"The tickets are set at very reasonable rates and we feel they represent excellent value for money. On the whole, they are cheaper than in 1996 when The Solheim Cup was last staged in the UK.

" A limited number of season tickets are available at a cost of 50, or 45 if purchased before the end of April 2000. A season ticket gives access to all three days of the event, the opening and closing ceremonies, plus the Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday practise sessions. Daily passes range from 5 to 10 each on the practise days, and from 22 to 24 during the tournament itself. Discounts are also offered on group purchases. T

he Solheim Cup takes place at Loch Lomond Golf Club from October 6-8, 2000, and will feature the likes of Laura Davies and Annika Sorenstam from Europe against Julie Inkster and Dottie Pepper from the United States.