It may have been a far cry from the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles, but the annual charity golf tournament at Bellshill Golf Club had its own excitement and sense of occasion.
While the world’s top players were thrilling the crowds in Perthshire, the competition was pretty fierce over the Orbiston course too.
The event, which benefited Mary’s Meals and the paediatric department of Wishaw General Hospital, has become an important date for golfers.
This time the team who showed their real mettle on the day were the Iron Men, comprising Jim Cavanagh, Stephen Boyle, Willie Boyle, and Sean Hargan.
The lads picked up silver salvers and giant bottles of The Glenrothes, a single malt whisky from Speyside.
It was an excellent competition and all concerned were very grateful for the work of Bellshill Golf Club captain John Graham, the Bellshill committee and all the teams and supporters who helped.
Tom McLaughlin, who organises the event was delighted to report that both Mary’s Meals and Wishaw General will benefit by £2,340 each.
There was also a rather nice touch when Bellshill Golf Club were presented with a defibrillator as a thank you for the use of the course over a number of years.
So while the European team were taking the Ryder Cup plaudits, those involved in this very worthwhile event could also be proud of their efforts.