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 email@example.com.
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We are delighted that long time friend of the Charity Dougie Donnelly has agreed to Chair our Euro 2021 virtual event on Friday 23rd April where he will take charge of our panel Shelley Kerr MBE, John Collins and Dave McPherson. Promises to be an excellent evening, hope you can make it.
We were delighted to hold our first virtual event on the eve of the Calcutta Cup (5th Feb) and are very grateful to our panel of Jim Hamilton, Alex King, Nathan Hines and Chris Paterson who were expertly herded by our Chairman Al Kellock.
If you were one of the large number who attended, thank you. If you weren't, stay in touch and we will let you know what our next event is going to be shortly.
The Directors of The Sportsman's Charity are very pleased to be able to announce that one of the UK's favourite comedians, Simon Evans has agreed to become our second ambassador.
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A very successful Sportsman’s Charity Dinner 2020 was held at Prestonfield on Friday 7th February 2020 on the eve of the Scotland v England Calcutta Cup match, the main sponsors being Carbon Financial Partners and Prestonfield House.
The dinner raised over £50,000. This allowed us to support both our featured charities, The Eve Appeal and Tom Smith Testamonial Fund along with many other charities.
For photos and more details of this event please look at the report in the Events section.