Craigmillar Park tees up charity texas scramble for SAMH

Craigmillar Park in Edinburgh is hosting a charity Texas Scramble on Saturday in aid of the Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH).

Thursday, 8th April 2021, 12:55 pm
Updated Thursday, 8th April 2021, 12:55 pm
Craigmillar Park is staging the charity event on Saturday in place of the Craigmillar Park Open, which has been cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions. Picture: Craigmillar Park Golf Club

The fun event has been arranged to open the new season at the capital club, replacing the Craigmillar Park Open after it was cancelled due to the Covid-19 restrictions.

Teams of two are being permitted so that members who live outside the Edinburgh city boundary can take part while adhering to the current government guidelines.

“Events like these are being held this year all over Scotland with outstanding venues such as Gullane, Ladybank, Montrose Links and Murcar to name but a few,” said SAMH volunteer Richard Fyvie.

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“It is amazing to have Craigmillar Park support this cause and, although it is sad to lose their prestigious Craigmillar Park Open this season, mental health and suicide prevention will gain from this change in their fixture list.

“To host this event at such short notice shows how much the club recognises the seriousness of mental health at the moment and how golf can play a pivotal role in supporting good mental and physical health.”

The winners from each course staging an event will progress to a finals’ day in September.

SAMH was the official charity for last year’s Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open at The Renaissance Club in East Lothian, where the event is returning in July.

The charity works in over 60 communities with adults and young people providing mental health social care support, services in primary care, schools and further education.

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