Race to The Machrie 2022

The 3 Foundations in conjunction with The Machrie Links are excited to announce the 2022 event, to take place on Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th September, for some of the best young Scottish players to aspire to through their performances in the Foundations’ flagship events and throughout the 2022 season.

  • A 36-hole, stroke play competition played over two days – 18 holes on Saturday 24th September and 18 holes on Sunday 25th September
  • 24 Junior Golfers- 16 Boys & 8 Girls (Under 18s) - qualifying from the following: Top 2 Boys & Top 1 Girl from each of the Foundation events (10 Boys & 5 Girls). Top 4 Boys & Top 2 Girls from the 3 Foundations/Race to The Machrie Order of Merit who had not previously qualified.  Top 2 Boys & Top 1 Girls from the Scottish Golf Order of Merit at 19th August.
  • Practice Round on Friday Afternoon
  • Fun challenge on the 6-hole Par 3 course (Saturday Morning) to involve all competitors plus juniors from The Machrie/Islay Golf Club.
  • Accommodation & Gala Dinner

The Three Foundations

Paul Lawrie Foundation, Stephen Gallacher Foundation and Barrie Douglas Foundation each host  events, annually, for the top young golfers throughout Scotland (and further afield) to compete against one another.  Although each event – The Stephen Gallacher Foundation Masters, The Barrie Douglas Foundation Junior Masters, The Paul Lawrie Foundation Junior Jug, The Stephen Gallacher Foundation Trophy & Vase  and Paul Lawrie Foundation Scottish Par 3 Championship– has it’s own, distinct identity and each event ( not the SGF Masters or PLF Par 3 Champ) carries points counting towards the overall Scottish Golf Order of Merit, this year we’ll introduce our own mini Order of Merit specifically for the Race to The Machrie 2022, rewarding the best performers from the four events.

The Foundation events are due to take place in the early stage of the golf season –

6th -8th May, Stephen Gallacher Foundation Masters (Dundonald Links GC)

27th-29th May, Barrie Douglas Scottish Junior Masters (Strathmore GC)

3rd – 5th June, Paul Lawrie Foundation Jug (Newmachar GC)

11th – 12th June, Stephen Gallacher Foundation Trophy & Vase (Macdonald Cardrona GC)

28th -29th July, Paul Lawrie Foundation Scottish Par 3 Champ ( Paul Lawrie GC)


The Machrie Hotel & Golf Links

Golf has been played at The Machrie since 1891. Designed by Willie Campbell and more recently modernised by course architect DJ Russell – former European Tour Winner & Ryder Cup Vice-Captain - The Machrie combines the very best of a traditional, historic links course from a previous age, with a modern Links. The need for thought, imagination and creative shot-making has not changed throughout the years and carries as much of a premium over sheer power now, as it did then.

Set in the dunes of Islay, Queen of the Hebrides, The Machrie Hotel & Golf Links enjoys an enviable location, nestled beside seven miles of pristine beach in the Inner Hebrides.

Opened in late Summer 2018 after a complete renovation and expansion, The Machrie Hotel now comprises 47 beautifully designed rooms, suites and lodges, some with their own outdoor terraces and stunning views across the Links.
The hotel offers visitors many places to meet and relax including 18, our impressive restaurant with panoramic views of the Links, as well as a Spa.

The dramatic setting of Laggan Bay has few equals and the ever-changing nature of the challenge offered by this acclaimed layout make it a Scottish links which has got to be played!


Paul Lawrie Foundation | Rory Cromarty | info@paullawriefoundation.co.uk

Stephen Gallacher Foundation | Scott Knowles |scott@sgfoundation.co.uk

Barrie Douglas Foundation | Spencer Henderson | barriedouglasfoundation@gmail.com

The Machrie | Dean Muir |dean.muir@themachrie.com