ASI Scottish Open Could Be Headed For Full-Time New Home – The Renaissance Club.

After a decade travelling about the Home of Golf Nation the Aberdeen Investment Standard (ASI) Scottish Open could very well be headed for a permanent home – The Renaissance Club in East Lothian.

This is according to European Tour CEO, Keith Pelley who says the Tour have been working with Jerry Savardi and his brothers with a view to the very-private Scottish club becoming the ‘Wentworth’ of the north.

For 15-years from 1996 to 2010 Scotland’s premier golfing event was staged at Loch Lomond but over the past nine years, five different clubs have hosted the event and with The Renaissance hosting this year’s event won by Austrian Bernd Wiesberger.

The Renaissance Club and could be the new long-term home of the AIS Scottish Open. (Photo @tourmiss)

Pelley said:  “The Savardi brothers have built a terrific golf facility, the amenities are terrific and the Renaissance golf course is fantastic.

“We sought player feedback afterwards and the Savardi brothers have been incredibly pro-active in taking on that feedback and making some adjustments.

“The Renaissance Club has it all and if we can fine tune the golf course to the players’ liking then it is really terrific.

“I look at it and kind of compare it to Wentworth. When I took up this job, there was so much criticism of the golf course and we sat down with the owners and they invested the money.

“They brought in Paul McGinley, Thomas Bjorn and David Jones at European Golf Design and we listened to the players and made the changes.

“I think The Renaissance Club has the chance to be a place that the players absolutely love. The golf course is really close to being at the level the players love.”

Pelley added he met with Jerry Savadi during last month’s BMW PGA at Wentworth and also assured with Martin Gilbert stepping down as ASI Chairman the company will continue to sponsor the event.

He said: “The Salvardi’s have built an incredible facility and they want the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open there, which is very positive.”



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