Club gets in the swing for charity

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The annual charity golf competition organised by the Rotary Club of Aboyne and Upper Deeside will be held again in June at Aboyne Golf Club.

This year the main beneficiary will be the Maggie’s Centre Appeal – to build a Maggie’s Centre, on the Foresterhill site in Aberdeen, for families affected by cancer in Grampian.

The Rotary Club are currently seeking sponsors and teams for the event on 22nd June to ensure the success of this year’s event; so that as much money as possible can be raised for the Maggie’s Appeal.

One sponsor, Aberdeen Asset Management, has donated one of the pin flags from the last Ryder Cup, held at Celtic Manor, signed by the European team captain Colin Montgomerie, as a prize.

Montgomerie won a record eight European Tour Order of Merit titles, including a streak of seven consecutively from 1993 to 1999, and 31 European Tour events, placing him fourth on the all time list.

The Scottish golfer is also regarded as one of the Ryder Cup’s greatest ever players, having never lost a singles match.

The appeal has become known as the Monty’s Maggie’s Appeal, as it is supported by Monty personally, through the Elizabeth Montgomerie Foundation that he set up in memory of his mother, who he lost to cancer.

The format for the competition will be a Texas Scramble for teams of three and, as always, it will be a very sociable occasion with refreshments included.

Anyone who wants to be involved should contact Andrew Brown, Golf Convenor, on 013397 56351 or email on