Former British Lions rugby stars Scott Hastings and Doddie Weir, pictured above, as well as Scotland rugby coach Vern Cotter, were among the stars on show at the recent Sportsman’s Charity Golf Classic, whose fundraising efforts provided a welcome boost for junior golf.
The charity, who have been long-term supporters of Scottish Golf, held their annual event at Royal Burgess in Edinburgh, attracting a sell-out field of 72 players, with a further 40 guests attending the lunch, auction and Q&A with the current Scotland rugby boss.
The players were also joined by Grand Slam-winning hooker Kenny Milne and former Rangers and Hearts footballer Dave McPherson, who teamed-up with guests from companies across the country. Proceeds from the day topped the £9,000 mark – a record for the event – which are to be split equally between the Scottish Golf Charity and Combat Stress, a mental health charity for ex-serviceman and women.
Fraser Porter, director of The Sportsman’s Charity and organiser of the event, was delighted with its success
“We are proud to support Scottish Golf’s junior golf programmes through our fundraising efforts and the Golf Classic provides a meaningful connection to the grass roots of the game,” he said. “This year’s event was a huge success and we are hugely grateful to the many sports stars who gave up their time to support us. It’s rewarding for everyone involved to put something back into a game they all love.”