Charity begins at Minto

From left Scott Wallace, James Gillespie, Gary McDonagh and Scott Nightingale, marked the approach of the longest day of the year with the longest golf match of the year.
From left Scott Wallace, James Gillespie, Gary McDonagh and Scott Nightingale, marked the approach of the longest day of the year with the longest golf match of the year.
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Members of Minto Golf Club have been getting into the swing of some great events to drive forward fundraising for its nominated charities.

Macmillan Cancer Support charity benefited from two events at the club.

From left: Gill Cartwright,  Susie Elliot, Adam Anderson and Indy, Lesley Manson and Karen Telfer, who are both long-standing volunteers with RDA and members of Minto Golf Club.

From left: Gill Cartwright, Susie Elliot, Adam Anderson and Indy, Lesley Manson and Karen Telfer, who are both long-standing volunteers with RDA and members of Minto Golf Club.

Minto members, Scott Wallace, James Gillespie, Gary McDonagh and 
Scott Nightingale, marked the approach of the longest day of the year with the 
longest golf match of the year.

Starting at 5.30am, they played four consecutive rounds of golf, pausing only for a short lunch break, and finishing at 7.30pm.

Playing in a four-ball format and with the best two Stableford scores counting on each hole, they amassed the tremendous score of 325 Stableford points over the four rounds.

The four gallant golfers hope to send a sizeable donation to Macmillan Cancer Support from the sponsorship they raised.

In addition, the Macmillan Open Mixed Greensomes on Friday, June 20, raised £556 for the charity from entry fees, donations and raffle proceeds. This was the third year the competition had been held and, with 35 teams participating, was the most successful yet.

Results: 1, J. Herron & S. Herron (Longhirst Hall Golf Club) nett 63; 2, Cr Thom & Ch Thom (Minto) 65; 3, S. Lees & R. Latta (Minto) 66.4.

And the Minto Ladies have been busy too.

Susie Elliot, chairman of Border Group Riding for the Disabled, received a 
cheque for £150.50, raised at a ladies’ charity golf event, 
from Lady Captain Gill Cartwright.

Gill visited the Riding for the Disabled Association Centre at Harestanes to hand over the cheque and to see the work of the RDA for herself. She had chosen Riding for the Disabled as her Lady Captain’s charity as she was impressed by the work it does with a wide range of children and adults and because of its close proximity to Minto.