Eighteen teams needed for Edinburgh Charity Golf Challenge 2016

Golfers are being asked to sign up to play in a Charity Golf Challenge at one of Edinburgh’s most scenic golf courses and make it a fundraising first for city-based charity Health in Mind.

Golfers are being asked to sign up to play in a Charity Golf Challenge at one of Edinburgh’s most scenic golf courses and make it a fundraising first for city-based charity Health in Mind.

Taking place at Prestonfield Golf Club on Thursday 8 September, golfers will enjoy great golf on a great course situated only one and a half miles from Edinburgh’s Princes Street.

Health in Mind’s Lynne Stanford is organising the event and she believes the course provides an excellent challenge with its par 70 rolling layout.

Lynne continued: “The Club has been home to the PGA Prestonfield Pro-am since 2007 and as well as the course being challenging, it’s also interesting and entertaining with variables of wind strength and direction really great for testing skills.

“The Challenge will open with an eight am shotgun start for our teams of four and with the Club having an excellent reputation for its food, we’re sure our golfers will all enjoy the early-morning  hot drinks and rolls and the good buffet lunch and prize giving which will close the event.

“We’re looking for eighteen teams to take part and at only forty pounds per head; we hope golfers will help to make the inaugural Charity Golf Challenge for Health in Mind a great day to remember.”

Health in Mind is a Scottish charity with almost thirty-five years’ experience delivering specialist mental health and wellbeing services including support services; trauma counselling; talking therapies; information and a range of self-management and preventative services.

Last year, the organisation worked with nearly two and a half thousand people in Edinburgh, Lothian and the Scottish Borders and dealt with over thirteen hundred enquiries to their Information Service.

The organisation employs around one hundred and twenty staff, supported by around two hundred and ninety-eight volunteers. Health in Mind is accredited with both Investors in People and Investors in Volunteers.

To find out more about the Charity Golf Challenge contact Lynne Stanford on 0131 225 8508 or email lynne.stanford@health-in-mind.org.uk.

ENDS

For further information contact Doreen Graham, Health in Mind Communications Manager on 0131 243 0137 or 075 9000 9953.

Notes for editors

Prestonfield Golf Club was established in 1920 as the Edinburgh Civil Service Golf Club and the course was extended in both 1928 and 1933 by acquisition of additional land.

James Braid, one of the most famous names in golf, created the present layout. The course is a testing par 70 of 6207 the character of which lies in the amount of long testing par 4s that can vary greatly depending on wind direction and strength. The undulating ground at the top end of the course adds another dimension in shot making, whilst the mature trees in the middle section of the course contrast dramatically with the more open aspects of the lower part of the course

An extensive tree planting programme over the last ten years has improved the definition of many holes, and at the same time created more problems for those choosing to leave the fairway. Prestonfield’s reputation of being a challenging but fair course has made it a popular venue for a number of competitions over the years including the prestigious Lothian’s Match Play Championship on six occasions and home to the PGA Prestonfield Pro-am since 2007

 

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