Friday 29th August 2014
The fifteenth holding of The Sportsman’s Charity Golf Classic was played at Bruntsfield Links Golfing Society, Barnton Avenue, Edinburgh on Friday 29th August 2014.
After a lovely day weather wise on the preceding day (and, as it happened, on the day after the event!), it was somewhat disappointing that the teams of four players had to endure wind and rain for most of their rounds. The format was the usual texas scramble strokeplay with a “shotgun” start. Vino Wines, Edinburgh, provided a wide range of welcome sustenance to the golfers at critical points, the North Berwick Gin being especially popular.
The team with the winning net score, receiving the traditional hickory maple headed putters supplied by St Andrews Golf Company, Largoward, St Andrews, was The Royal Bank of Scotland, Commercial Banking, Edinburgh, who held off the challenge of the Scottish Golf Trust, with Adam & Company in third place. The winner of the longest drive was Niall Watson of Murrayfield Experience, a member of The Sportsman’s Charity team, and the winner of nearest the pin was Dave Sylvester of “The Dalcaholics” team.
|Place||Team||Gross Score||Net Score|
|1||The Royal Bank of Scotland, Commercial Banking, Edinburgh||64||59.5|
|2||Scottish Golf Trust||65||60.4|
|3||Adam & Company||67||61.1|
|4||The Bruntsfield Bandits||69||61.4|
|9||Graham & Sibbald||70||63.1|
|10||The Sportsman's Charity||68||63.2|
|13||Balfour & Manson||72||65.5|
An enjoyable dinner was held in the clubhouse after the golf and the players were treated to an entertaining speech from John Htet Khin, who also took part in the golf competition.
A prize draw during dinner was followed by a “bottle draw”, again kindly supported by Vino Wines, and an auction, lots being headed by Ryder Cup match tickets donated by the Scottish Golf Union. Funds raised from the event will be donated to the Scottish Golf Trust to be used to bring coaching in golf to young people in Scotland, this being within the fields in which the Charity operates, namely sport, children, the disabled and the disadvantaged. The sum raised will be added to this report when the final sums have been done.
The support provided to the event by the teams, Bruntsfield Links Golfing Society, the sponsors, including Vino Wines, the Scottish Golf Union and Prestonfield, the volunteer helpers and all of those who donated some excellent auction and prize draw items is very much appreciated by the Charity.
If you are interested in taking part any of the events held by The Sportsman’s Charity please contact Harry Richmond at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The very successful Sportsman’s Charity Dinner 2017 was held at Prestonfield on Friday 3rd February 2017 on the eve of the Scotland v Ireland 6 Nations match, the main sponsor being Scotia Security Group.
The dinner raised over £60,000. This allowed us to support both our featured charities, Drum Riding for the Disabled Edinburgh and Ocean Youth Trust Scotland along with many other charities.
For photos and more details of this event please look at the report in the Events section.