Members at the Duke’s Golf Club in St Andrews have raised close to £7,000 after staging a ‘Pink Golf Day’ in aid of Breast Cancer Campaign.
The event, held at the Club owned by the five red star Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa, involved 112 players in a '2 ball, better ball' competition – all attracting sponsorship to help the charity’s cause.
Duke’s member and organiser of the day, Des Docherty, was absolutely thrilled with the result saying: “We hoped to be able to raise £5,000 – so to top this target and raise a fantastic £6,854 for Breast Cancer Campaign is just fantastic.” Des added: “Breast cancer is a disease that affects so many – and many members’ families have experienced its devastating impact. To come together, play golf in pink in support of the charity – and help to raise such an incredible sum to benefit their work is humbling.”
David Scott, Director of Operations at the St Andrews resort, echoes Des’ words, saying: “This is such a fabulous effort from all involved – and we are very proud of our members.”
For anyone wishing to play, help on the day or sponsor the planned event in 2015, please get in touch via The Duke’s on 01334 470214.