Ladies teed off at The North Berwick Golf Club to raise thousands of pounds for a community hospital at an annual charity day staged at the historic West Links course.
The Ladies’ Captain Charity Open Greensomes Day, held in aid of the Lady Captain’s chosen charity, The Friends of the Edington in North Berwick, saw competitors customise their golfing attire to tie in with this year’s special Solheim Cup theme. A total of 186 women golfers took part in the latest event which helped raise £10,500 for the local hospital.
Lady Captain, Dawn Young, said: “I would like to thank all the volunteers who helped run our events, the members and visitors for supporting the competitions and donating or purchasing at events.
“I would also like to thank the many local businesses that generously donated raffle prizes or sponsored holes."
"The response from the local community was quite amazing and reflects the valuable service that the Edington hospital offers to so many people with different needs.”
The fun filled fundraiser saw generous golfers enjoying a range of charity challenges. These included a putting competition with holes detailed in string on the putting green, longest drives and closest to the pins plus a special competition on the 1st tee set by the West Links Head Pro Martyn Huish.
A cheque was officially presented at the golf club to Murray Duncanson, Chairman The Friends of the Edington, who thanked fundraisers for their “extremely generous donation”.
“We will ensure that the money is used to the benefit of the hospital including its patients and staff…we are very touched you have supported us in this way particularly when there are so many charities locally and nationally that are seeking assistance.”
Elaine McBride, General Manager at the North Berwick Golf Club, congratulated everyone who took part in the charity competition saying: “The charity day was incredibly successful and helped raise a fantastic amount of money.”