London Top-Guns Aiming to Shoot it Out
at Tarandowah Golfers Club

For Immediate Release
June 19, 2008

AVON, ON – The Wonderful World of Golf is coming to Tarandowah Golfers Club on July 31. London’s two top-rated touring professionals will tee it up in a head-to-head match that will be waged on the rolling fescued fairways of Southwestern Ontario’s newly opened and highly-touted links styled golf course.

Twenty-five year old London native, and Canadian Tour player, Andrew Parr will go shot for shot against 37-year-old European Tour player, Alan McLean, who was born in Glasgow, Scotland and now lives in London with his family. McLean grew up playing links golf and is excited about the opportunity to experience the Tarandowah layout designed by British golf course architect Dr. Martin Hawtree.

“I have heard great reviews and high praise about the design,” says McLean who is fully exempt on the European Tour for 2008 after pocketing 205,000 Euros on the world’s No. 2 Tour in 2007, but has been held back with an ankle injury. “I’m really looking forward to the match and seeing if Andrew or I can set the course record from the tips.”

To say the least, Tarandowah is a challenging 5,416 to 7,067-yard, par-70 layout that’s a little on the wild side. The serene countryside layout - which has been nominated for Best New Golf Course in Canada by ScoreGolf - is defined by rolling windswept fairways, gnarly fescue, undulating greens and more than 104 tiny round pot bunkers that have been scattered literally – everywhere!

Parr is hoping to have status on the PGA Tour for 2009. He teed it up at the PGA Tour Shell Houston Open in April, but missed the cut and made it to the second round of qualifying for the 2008 U.S. Open. For the rest of the season he’ll be focusing on the Canadian Tour and hoping to earn himself a spot in the 2008 RBC Canadian Open at Glen Abbey Golf Club from July 24-27. The Texas A&M grad grew up playing the Greenhills GC in London and currently plays out of both London Hunt and Country Club and Redtail Golf Club in nearby Port Stanley. For more info about Andrew visit his web site

The shoot-out will start at high noon on July 31 and is open and free to the public. The winner of the event will pocket $2,000, while the runner-up takes home $1,000.

“It’s a great opportunity for us to showcase the golf course and help support two local aspiring golf professionals. It will be a fun format that we hope the public will come out and enjoy as they have a chance to get up close with Andrew and Alan and walk the course,” says General Manager Bryan Row.

Tarandowah is located eight minutes south of the 401 Highway/Putnam Road exit on the south side of the Village of Avon. It’s 15 minutes east of London and 30 minutes from Brantford. Prime time green fees for 2008 are $40 on weekdays and $45 on weekends.

Golf course photos can be downloaded from the media section of the website or by contacting David Cowx at Matchplay Golf Marketing at

For more information about Tarandowah Golfers Club contact:

Bryan Row
General Manager

Dave Schweyer
Head Golf Professional

Tarandowah Golfers Club
15125 Putnam Road
Avon, ON, N0L 1B0