ON THE GREEN…

By Colin Campbell, Director of Bellair

Forty enthusiastic golfers from the Scottish property industry descended on the prestigious Archerfield Links golf club on May 18th for the Bellair charity golf day in aid of the Craig Gowans Memorial Fund.

What a day it was, the course was in fantastic condition, the weather was firmly on side with clear blue skies and everyone donated incredibly generously.  Over £8,300 was raised on the day with the funds going to support the Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity.

The Craig Gowans Memorial Fund was set up in 2007 and is close to all of us at Bellair.  Craig was an immensely talented young footballer, artist and academic, who touched many in his life with his huge capacity for giving. He died tragically early in his life, aged only 17 years old just weeks into his professional contract with Falkirk Football Club, in a training ground incident in 2005.

Charitable fundraising efforts in Craig’s name continue to be a positive focus for his family and friends and the Bellair Golf Day was a really special occasion for all those who attended with a day’s golfing followed by dinner and auction led by BBC Sport’s Brian Mclauchlin.

Each guest played superbly with the event won by Graeme Hunter with 40 stableford points. This victory was all the more impressive as Graeme has an impending hernia operation due!

Closest to the pin was Duncan Calder of Jim Calder Associates and the longest drive was picked up by Jamie Kennedy from The European Tour (working in social media and not a player!).

On behalf of Bellair wewould like to extend our thanks to the Gowans family for all of their help organising the event and their continued friendship. Also, thanks to each and every one of our guests, and supporters, for their generosity.  Finally thank you to Archerfield Links for being excellent hosts.