Autumn Charity Golf Event

Mon, Oct 23rd 2023 at 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Charity Golf Event - Dumbarnie


ROTARY CLUB OF KILRYMONT ST ANDREWS

21st AUTUMN CHARITY GOLF EVENT

DUMBARNIE LINKS, 23rd OCTOBER 2023

THE ROTARY CLUB OF KILRYMONT St ANDREWS organised another very successful Charity Golf Day played over the highly acclaimed DUMBARNIE LINKS on Monday 23rd October 2023. . 

 It was the 21st running of what has always proved to be a highly popular event. Fortunately, prayers were answered, Storm Babet passed over and a field of 100 golfers were able to tee off amazingly under clear blue skies with a gentle easterly breeze leading to ideal playing conditions throughout the day. A welcome dram at the Social Hole coupled with a Fisher & Donaldson fudge doughnut donated by Past President Irene Walker provided an inner boost for the challenges of the back 9!!

 15 Rotary Clubs from 5 Districts were represented with Rotarians travelling from as far afield as Shropshire, Anwick, Kirkcudbright, Brora and most notably from Brechin despite the town bearing the full force of  Babet. Kilrymont Members were also delighted to welcome others from local businesses and golf clubs.  

 Golfers competed individually for The Kilrymont Vase and The Morris Quaich and in regions for The Chesterhills Claret Jug. The Kilrymont Vase was won by Martin Forster (12) from Ellon returning 42 stableford points from the runner- up Bill Workman (20) from Bridgnorth with 40 points.  The Leading Lady and winner of The Morris Quaich was Angela Grant (21) from East Sutherland with 33 points. 

 The Four Ball Team Prize was won with 92 points by Ellon represented by Steve Hutcheon, Fiona Campbell, Martin, Forster & Doug Winchester.

 The Chesterhills Claret Jug is played for between teams representing England, North of Scotland, Central Scotland and South of Scotland with England, ably led by Steve Roper from Bridgnorth, achieving a very narrow victory over the Scottish regions.

 Club President Isobel Clifford presented the above trophies and prizes along with further prizes to:   

 Susie MacLeod (4) from Aberdeen Bon Accord for the longest drive by a lady the 12th

Alastair Leckie (15) from Royal Burgess for the longest drive by a man at the same hole.

Andy Edgar (15) from Brechin for being nearest the hole at the 8th 

 Andy’s prize also included the weekend use of a Mazda sports car supplied by Barnetts of Dundee.

 Thanks must go to James Conn, a St Andrews University undergraduate with a plus 2 handicap, for his sterling shift on the 8th tee throughout the day when he challenged all 100 competitors to better his tee shot and so “Beat the Scratch Golfer”. Few if any were successful but over £400 was raised in the process.

 Attracting over 100 Rotarians every year from all over Great Britain, the Kilrymont St Andrews Rotary Club’s Autumn Charity Golf Event has raised over £100,000 over the past 21 years for the benefit of local, national and international charities.  All told, this year’s event has raised over £9,000, the main beneficiaries being: 

  • Maggie’s Centre (Fife & Tayside)
  • Madras College Pipe Band
  • Tayside Children’s Cancer & Leukemia Lodge (TCCL) in St Andrews

 The Rotary Club of Kilrymont St Andrews is very grateful for the generous support from all the participating golfers, Dumbarnie Links and the many local businesses, golf clubs and individuals who sponsored holes and donated prizes. Their contribution makes the event not only such a successful fund raising day but also a very special day of fun and fellowship.  

Follow this link for photographs of the day -  https://photos.app.goo.gl/kbpnkg1dz4eZz4ow7

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