Stephen Gallacher has helped his home club Bathgate raise £2000 for one of the official charities of this year’s Ryder Cup.
An “Evening with Stephen Gallacher” at the club was also in aid of his flourishing foundation in the Lothians.
Bathgate, of course, has a rich Ryder Cup history, having produced two captains in Eric Brown and Bernard Gallacher, Stephen’s uncle.
It was also the first club to sign up for the Ryder Cup Charity Challenge which is open to golf clubs across Scotland. Participating clubs receive tickets for September’s match at Gleneagles in exchange for raising funds on behalf of the official charities – Friends of St Margaret’s Hospital, Perth & Kinross Disability Sport and Quarriers. Bathgate are on board with the latter and the money raised will help Quarriers’ “Coaching for Life” initiative.
“It was a fantastic gesture for the club to host the evening and I was delighted to have been a part of it,” said Ryder Cup contender Gallacher.
Lesley-Anne Patrick, project manager of Quarriers 2014 Ryder Cup Appeal, added: “It is extremely fitting that Bathgate, a club steeped in Ryder Cup history, was the first to sign up to The 2014 Ryder Cup Charity Challenge.
“We are very grateful that Bathgate’s members have raised these funds which will help our Coaching for Life initiative.”