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Win a chance to play golf at some of Scotland's top courses and support Moray Food Plus service during the coronavirus pandemic


By Craig Christie

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A FUNDRAISING effort for Moray Food Plus during the Covid-19 lockdown is in full swing thanks to 16 of the north's top golf courses.

Royal Dornoch is rated one of the best golf courses in the world.
Royal Dornoch is rated one of the best golf courses in the world.

Derek Ramsay, one of Moray Golf Club's PGA professionals, wanted to reach out and help the food bank service in his home area during difficult times.

So he rounded up local clubs to each offer prizes of a fourball voucher for a raffle aiming to raise funds for the project.

Winners in the raffle could get a round of golf for four people at Royal Dornoch, which topped a list of the world's top 100 clubs compiled by an extensive panel of industry leaders, and Royal Aberdeen which has hosted the Scottish Open European Tour event.

"I thought it would be a good thing for the clubs to do but also raise awareness for the food bank and the increase in referrals they have take since lockdown," said Derek.

Raising money for Moray Food Plus is Derek Ramsay (left) pictured with fellow Moray golf pro John Murray.
Raising money for Moray Food Plus is Derek Ramsay (left) pictured with fellow Moray golf pro John Murray.

"As well as raising awareness and money of the food bank and the work they do, I also wanted to raise awareness that golf clubs will be struggling in the current situation and their members need to stick by them.

"Despite that, 16 golf courses have kindly donated a four ball for their respective course."

For every £10 donated, people will get a ticket for the raffle and a chance to play at one of the courses supporting the fundraiser.

Royal Aberdeen hosted the Scottish Open in 2014 with Rory McIlroy shooting a course record there.
Royal Aberdeen hosted the Scottish Open in 2014 with Rory McIlroy shooting a course record there.

As well as Royal Dornoch and Royal Aberdeen, clubs involved are Moray Old, Moray New, Brora, Tain, Inverness Kings, Inverness GC, Forres, Hopeman, Elgin, Maverston, Rothes, Kemnay, Newmachar, Peterculter and Portlethen.

For more information or to donate to the raffle, click here.


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