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.
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
"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:
[email protected] 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.
The aim of ClubGolf is to create a development pathway from entry level through to the highest levels of achievement, enabling increased access to golf, higher participation levels, improved standards of performance, and sustained growth in the future.