On Friday the 16th of June, Livingston James Group was delighted to take part in the Longest Day Golf Challenge to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support. Throughout the 72 holes, there was some excellent golf on display, as well as some severe sunburn from some of the team…
The team was certainly grateful for the tremendous weather, with some excellent scoring and stand-out moments throughout the day. William Dodds led the day with the lowest net score of 69, with a consistent and impressive game through the 4 rounds, as well as Tom Watson with the lowest gross score of 74 in the early opening round. Harry Young had a fantastic final round, back 9, with near back-to-back eagles on the 13th and 14th holes which saw him finish the day strong. Harry Thomson showed his form in the 2nd and 3rd rounds after having a slightly slower start… but a Redbull and burst of energy saw him shine in the later morning and early afternoon games. Tennis star, Derek Lauder kept spirits high and displayed moments of brilliance around the greens, and Fraser Burnett’s hand-eye coordination from his previous national team experience in cricket showed he can certainly hit a long (and high) ball.
Throughout the day, the team recorded a score of 8 under par thanks to two eagles and a birdie from Tom Watson, as well as birdies from Will Dodds and Harry Young adding to the excellent tally.
We were successfully able to raise £2,020 for Macmillan Cancer Support thanks to some last minute donations from some of the members of Linlithgow Golf Club on the day of the event. This will help towards ensuring patients who are suffering from cancer are provided with the appropriate support from their carers, as well as contributing to Macmillan’s awareness campaigns and online support offered from their Work Support Teams. On behalf of Macmillan Cancer Support, we are extremely grateful to all who donated and thank you for your generous contributions.
If you’d like to make any final donations to Macmillan, you can do so here: https://longestdaygolf.macmillan.org.uk/Team/thelivingstonjamesgroup
We are very grateful for the hospitality of Linlithgow Golf Club who allowed us to host the challenge at the club. The club secretary, professional team, catering and bar staff were excellent in organising and catering for us throughout the day – the club sandwiches were fantastic and certainly gave us the energy boost we needed at lunch! The course was also in impeccable condition thanks to all the greenkeepers and course staff. Many thanks to the club for all your support.
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