Club team to take part in Longest Day Golfing Challenge in aid of SSBA

  • 16 April 2015
New Club Captain Martin Dickson and seven others from the club are to take part in the Longest Day Golfing Challenge on June 12th when they will attempt to play 4 rounds in one day at Bothwell Castle Golf Club. In playing the 72 holes they will cover over 16 miles in 19 hours and hope to raise over £6,000 for the Scottish Spina Bifida Association(SSBA).

Martin has selected SSBA as the Club's nominated charity for the duration of his captaincy. On the dayMartin will be joined by PGA Professional Andrew Woods and club members Andrew Braidwood, Robert Flannigan, Jonny Glen, Scott Haldane, Ross McKinnon and Gerry Moon.

Martin said "It is a very exiting challenge for  the team. Yes it may be exhausting but we are keen to raise funds for SSBA.

"We are already trying to play more rounds and walking longer distances to get in shape. The team's ages vary from 25 to 55 and our families, friends and colleagues are all being very supportive.

"Originally we were hoping to raise £3,000 but one of our club members has very generously pledged to match us pound-for-pound up to £3,000, so that has given us a real call to action, and that he will be paying the full £3,000.

"SSBA works hard to give a lifetime of support to over 3,500 children, young adults and families throughout Scotland, all of whom face the challenging and lifelong conditions of spin bifid a and hydrocephalus for which there is no known cure."

Clare Cogan Turner, assistant director of fundraising at SSBA, added "We are delighted Martin continues to support the charity. As one of Scotland's oldest self-funding charities, we need to raise over £1 million every year through public donations and events like this."

To support Martin's team you can either log onto or fill in one of their sponsor forms.

You can also make a donation in person at the club or by phoning Jillian Spence at the club on 01698 801971.

For further information on SSBA visit