GOLF clubs across Scotland are set to reap the cost-saving benefits after St John Scotland agreed to gift a life-saving defibrillator device to all Scottish Golf Union and Scottish Ladies’ Golfing Association national event venues over the next three years.
Having approached the SGU last September, the unique deal has been struck to offer a defibrillator for free to each of the golf club venues for SGU and SLGA national championships from 2015 to 2017, as well as offering defibrillator training in advance of each event.
A scheme has also been agreed for other neighbouring clubs to attend the training and obtain their own defibrillator from St John Scotland at a 50% discounted rate.
Sir Malcolm Ross, the Prior of St John Scotland, revealed: “Scotland’s golfing community is one of our most vibrant but the course or the club can feel like a very isolated place to anyone who suffers a heart attack. Defibrillators will save lives and we are very proud to be working with the SGU and the SLGA.”