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MADL fund donation of £1000 to Benbecula Golf Club

24/06/13 Go Back
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Benbecula Golf Club has suffered from lack of facilities like changing rooms and toilets, since it was established by the RAF in the 1970s.  The club passed to local members in the 1990s and the building of a club house with toilets and other facilities has been a long-held ambition of members.  Niall McPherson, the club secretary, received the donation of £1000 towards the clubhouse costs from the store’s Making a Difference Locally fund.  He told us that one of the most important criteria for the main funders of the clubhouse was the commitment to coach children and young people.  MacLennans were very keen to support this aspect of the club, as lack of facilities was a major drawback in encouraging children to come along.  The club is part of the ClubGolf programme, Scotland’s national junior golf initiative delivered at a local level to encourage more kids in to the sport. Coaching sessions at Benbecula Golf Club for local kids now run on a Friday evening from 6-7pm.

Anyone interested in joining Benbecula Golf Club or finding out more about coaching, playing as a non-member and the club facilities available, should visit www.benbeculagolfclub.co.uk or email admin@benbeculagolfclub.co.uk. You can also find them on Facebook.