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Paul’s Charity Challenge

Paul Robertson, a valued member here at KGC, embarked on a charity challenge by playing five rounds of golf in one day. On the 15th July 2015, Paul teed off at 6am and, still feeling tired, scored 86 in his first round. That score was then followed by a 76, 84, 86 and remarkably a 83 in the final round. We have no idea where Paul’s energy came from.

The drive behind Paul’s challenge was to support his work colleague, Margaret Skilling, in raising funds for The Maggie Centre at the Western General Hospital. The centre was a huge help in supporting Margaret through her long but successful battle with cancer.

Paul tells us that his challenge was getting a little tough during the third round and then again for the last 9 holes where he was beginning to struggle.

His effort was truly supported and has raised in excess of £600 for the charity.

Paul would like to thank Chris and all the members at KGC for their contributing in making the day a huge success. A special thanks must also be given to the gentlemen that let Paul play through on the first hole when he was running behind schedule.

If you would like to donate to the cause but haven’t already done so, please visit Margaret’s Just Giving page at www.justgiving.com/margaret-skilling/.

The fundraising will culminate in a fundraising evening on 4th September 2015 at Shrubhills Masonic Halls where there will be a raffle and auction. For details of the event, please email margaret2118@gmail.com.

After feeling the effects of Paul’s 5 Rounds Charity Challenge the next day, Paul sat back and relaxed as he enjoyed The Open at the weekend.

I would like to personally applaud Paul from everyone here at Kingsknowe Golf Club for his tremendous achievement.