On Friday the 6th of July, Mar Hall Golf and Spa Resort played host to the 2018 Unite Against Cancer charity golf day.
44 golfers participated in our event on what turned out to be a scorching hot summer's day.
Upon arrival guests were provided with tea, coffee and bacon rolls, followed by one of our Trustees Colin Smith welcoming guests and outlining the competition format.
There was a two tee start with six groups teeing off from the 1st hole and 5 from the 10th commencing at 10am.
Courtesy of Duncan Frew from Badaboom Bars, a complimentary Moritz halfway house was available which went down very well with attendees.
Robert Gordon, the Commercial Director of the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open, very kindly brought along the Scottish Open trophy to be displayed giving attendees the chance to get their hands on the trophy and have their picture taken with it.
Mercedes Benz of Glasgow supported our event by displaying the hole in one prize for the 17th hole which was a £50,000 convertible cabriolet emblazoned with the charity logo for the event. Thank you to Bridge Street Dental Practice in Alexandria for paying for the hole in one insurance. Sadly on this occasion no-one was fortunate enough to get a hole in one at the 17th hole, however, the Mercedes certainly provided much needed focus for the attempts.
There were some terrific prizes on offer, and below we have listed the winners:
Nearest the pin 2nd hole - Mark Notini - a 12yr old single malt Speymhor whisky with thanks to Glasgow Whisky
Nearest the pin 5th hole - Scott Hunter - a dozen Titleist Pro v1 x's
Nearest the pin 10th - Scott Hunter - a bottle of Garden Shed Drinks Co gin with thanks to our ambassador Ruaridh Jackson
Nearest the pin 17th - David Hume - a bottle of Tequila with thanks to Dympna Copeland
Longest drive 6th - Laurence Clark - Mar Hall under armour polo shirt
Longest drive 15th - Colin Smith - a bottle of Monkey Shoulder whisky with thanks to Dympna Copeland
3rd place - The Bash Street Kids - Colin Smith Snr, Douglas Smith, Steven Smith and Gregor Brand
2nd place - Badaboom - Duncan Frew, John Hannay, Richard Bickerton and Reza Najafian
1st place - No Laying up - Colin Smith Snr, Noel Crilley, Scott Hunter and Allan Ross
Congratulations to all of the competition winners!
Thank you to Scottish Ladies European Tour player Kylie Walker for very kindly donating caps, balls and towels which were included in our competition prizes and raffle. Thank you to everyone else who very kindly donated prizes to be included in either our auction or raffle.
Thank you to our hole sponsors, Caledonian Pavers Ltd, The Clachan Inn and The Householder Club.
A massive thank you to all of our helpers, Taylor, Lewis, Aoife, Kirsty, Imogen and Caiden, for giving up their time and for all their efforts in ensuring that the day was a huge success!
We're delighted to say that a total of £3,712 was raised from our golf day! We are ever grateful for the continued support and efforts from all of those who follow our charity. Without your support we would not be able to do the great work that we do.
We look forward to welcoming all new and familiar faces at our next golf day. See you in 2019!