Santa Clauses do their bit for good cause

Santa Clauses do their bit for good cause

There was quite the festive feel to the second event in our Winter Swing series with the Santa Scramble Dash yesterday (Sunday).

Every place was taken, with 87 golfers in the running, competing in 29 three-person teams, and they went all out with the Christmas jumpers and Santa hats.

The golfing honours from the day were taken by the winning team of Colin Welsh, Roy Welsh and Ryan Mather, who walked away with vouchers and a dozen golf balls from our sponsor Forum Technologies.

The winning team of, left to right, Ryan Mather, Roy Welsh and Colin Welsh

Best dressed individual Jim Dickson

The prize for the best Christmas-themed outfit –  of a Christmas lunch voucher for RMMGC and a Forum golf towel – went to Jim Dickson.

The best dressed team was judged to be the runners-up on the day with Joe McGill, Stephen McGill and Linda McGill each walking away with a £15 voucher.

There was a collection on the day for Montrose Community Trust Mission Christmas appeal at the first tee in Buttie’s Bucket.

Monty Mole, fresh from Montrose FC’s triumph of putting four goals past Dumbarton the day before, even turned up to hit the first shot.

We managed to raise £600 for this very worthwhile cause and Peter Davidson, CEO of Montrose Community Trust, thanked all our golfers for their support.

“Covid 19 has had a devastating effect on the world,” he said.

“Poverty has always existed, but this year’s public health crisis and its implications mean that more and more children face waking up to no, or very few presents under the tree.

“Montrose Community Trust is keen to make sure that no child goes without and, in association with Radio Tay’s Cash for Kids, will provide parents and grandparents with the opportunity to pick up some age-appropriate gifts that they may be struggling to provide for their young loved ones this Christmas.”

All funds raised will provide the charity with the opportunity to purchase gifts which can then be enjoyed by children of all ages, from tots to teens.

The free event was open to all members – gentlemen, ladies and juniors – and there were four team prizes, as well as a prize for the most imaginative themed outfit.

Huge thanks to Ian Robertson, our starter for the day, for his help with the organisation of the event.


Winners Colin Welsh, Roy Welsh and Ryan Mather 58.1 £30 vouchers each and a dozen Forum golf balls
Runners-up Joe McGill, Stephen McGill and Linda McGill 58.6 £25 voucher each
3rd place Ross Coull, Mike Hutchison and Aiden Hutchison 59.2 £20 voucher each
4th place Fraser Auld, Graham Hemsley, Deryk McLean 60.7 (BIH) £15 voucher each


We’d like to thank everyone for their continued support of our Winter Swing series and hope everyone enjoyed their day.

There is also a huge thank you due to Forum Technologies, and particularly their regional sales manager Ralph Mennie, for sponsoring the event.

Coming up

The next event in the series is the Combined pairs Stableford on the 24th January.

Another free pairs event, this is open to all members – gentlemen, ladies and juniors – and there are four team prizes.

So book your place now. Find out how – along with more details on the Winter Swing series – here.

Best dressed team and runners-up at the Santa Scramble Dash were, left to right, Stephen McGill, Linda McGill and Joe McGill, pictured with Monty Mole.


The 3rd placed team of, left to right, Ross Coull, Aiden Hutchison and Michael Hutchison


The 4th placed team of, left to right, Fraser Auld, Graham Hemsley and Deryk McLean

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