'Ryder Cup' tribute to Charlie

ClubGolf, in partnership with sportscotland’s Active Schools teams in East and West Dunbartonshire, is organising a Ryder Cup-style golf match to celebrate the life of one of Scotland's favourite sporting heroes.

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The Charlie Green Trophy, commemorating the life of the legendary Scottish amateur who died in January, is open to high school pupils aged between 14 and 18 years old, and will take place on 15 September at Dumbarton Golf Club, almost one year out from the 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles.

Prior to this event, Active Schools in each area hosted a High School Championship, which was used as a regional qualifier for the contest, the top 12 players being selected to represent their region in that match.

Andrew McKay, Active Schools manager for West Dunbartonshire Leisure, said: "This is a fantastic time for sport in Scotland, with Glasgow 2014 and also the Ryder Cup coming to Gleneagles in September 2014.

"It is vital that we try to maximise the potential of such high profile events to make a difference at a local level and get more young people, more active, more often. We hope that our Charlie Green Trophy match will capture the imagination of high school pupils and inspire their friends and families.

"Players will be kitted out in team colours - as will their caddies - as we want it to look and feel like the real thing! We hope that it can be a local legacy of the 2014 Ryder Cup coming to Scotland and continue for many years to come".

Free 'come and try' ClubGolf coaching will also be on offer, led by Dumbarton GC volunteer coaches from 11am-11.45am and 12pm-12.45pm for those between the ages of 7-14. These youngsters are then invited to support their respective regions on the course, as they bid to win the inaugural match.

Places for this ClubGolf coaching are limited, so book now to avoid disappointment by contacting ClubGolf Regional Manager for Argyll and Dunbartonshire Sean Laird: E: slaird@clubgolfscotland.com Tel: 07885 965 581.


Charlie Green OBE, from Dumbarton was one for Scotland's greatest ever golfers and is still the country's most capped player with 63 appearances. A three-time Scottish Amateur champion, two-time Scottish Stroke Play champion and six-time Senior Open Amateur Champion, he also represented Great Britain and Ireland fives time in the Walker Cup and captained the GB&I side twice.

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