GL events UK wins new European Tour contract

GL events UK has entered into a new four-year agreement with European Tour Group. The multi-year agreement, which comes into effect this year, sees GL events UK become the temporary structure provider for the Genesis Scottish Open, one of Europe’s most prestigious golf tournaments.

The Genesis Scottish Open has been held since 1972 as part of the Rolex series, the premium golf tournament series of the DP World Tour. This year, the Genesis Scottish Open will return to the Renaissance Club, which ranks highly amongst a number of world-class golf courses along the coast of East Lothian.

GL events UK will provide approximately 7,500 square metres of temporary structures, including the Green On 18th double-deck hospitality suite. In addition, GL events UK will supply a media centre, European Tour offices, dining area, marshal HQ, retail space, and much more. Furthermore, carpets and linings will be installed within the structures as well as screenings and decking.

Michael Whitfield, head of group procurement for European Tour Group, commented: “We are delighted to announce this new partnership with GL events UK, whose reputation for excellence dovetails with the DP World Tour and a fundamental reason behind this new agreement.  We are confident that GL events UK will be a valuable partner in co-developing the Genesis Scottish Open.”

Scott Jameson, CEO of GL events UK, said: “The partnership announced by GL events UK and European Tour Group marks the beginning of an exciting, new collaborative and innovative journey which will be instrumental in shaping the future of the Genesis Scottish Open. It is an honour to have such a fantastic opportunity to work in unison with the European Tour Group, not just this year but for the tournaments ahead. This agreement is one of several which GL events UK has secured with European Tour Group this year, and we are looking forward to our confirmed future delivery for Open de France, and Ryder Cup.”