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Scotland's economic stimulus plan: free golf

February 04, 2009

A hundred clubs in Scotland are offering free golf for a foursome from outside the country in an effort to stimulate the economy there, while Sam Torrance and First Minister Alex Salmond are urging other clubs to follow suit, the Herald is reporting.

"The first phase alone means potentially 8000 visitors, who it is estimated by Visit-Scotland would contribute £14.3m to the wider Scottish economy, with the average international golfer thought to spend £1790 on each trip," the paper reported.

-- John Strege