Arbroath’s version of the Ryder Cup was played over Elliot golf links last weekend.
Two teams of 14 local golfers contested a tight contest that went down to the last match. After two days of excellent golf, fun and camaraderie the first ever ‘Relay for Life Ryder Trophy’ was won by Team USA by the narrowest of margins, 18 points to 15.
The event was a huge success both on and off the links and everyone involved had a great time. Although Team USA won the match, the real winner was Arbroath’s ‘Relay for Life’, who received the incredible sum of £18,060.42 towards their September event.
Winning Team USA Captain Jonny Booth said: “When we set out we hoped to have a good golf match, have some fun and raise some money for Arbroath’s ‘Relay for Life’. To have the great weekend we had and to raise so much money was way beyond our expectations.”
A slightly disappointed European Team Captain Scott Strachan said: “The match could have gone either way but we certainly enjoyed ourselves and really there were no losers this weekend. We will dust ourselves down and get ready for another crack at Team USA next year.”
Saturday evening saw a presentation ceremony held at Arbroath Artisan Golf Club, where singer Danielle Leigh Emerson entertained the players and large crowd. Arbroath ‘Relay for Life’ chairman Ian Angus said: “I was delighted to be asked along to receive a cheque for such a large sum. Everyone involved clearly had a great time, the event was very impressive and a resounding success.”
Relay For Life is a non-athletic event for the whole family. Anyone wishing to take part in this year’s ‘Relay For Life’ in Arbroath can do so by logging on to the Cancer Research UK relay for Life Website and following the links. Further information may be obtained by contacting Ian Angus on 07928521030 or Brian Cargill on firstname.lastname@example.org