Golfers on course for charity drive

Golfers David Gordon and Liam Frazer with Bellshill Golf Club captain Ian Rees
Golfers David Gordon and Liam Frazer with Bellshill Golf Club captain Ian Rees

Four golfers are set to rise to the challenge of a charity golf marathon - thanks to Bellshill Golf Club and the Times and Speaker.

David Gordon, originally from Holytown but now living in Bellshill, Liam Frazer and Mark Clifford, from Newarthill, and Riccardo Celino, from New Stevenston, have signed up for the 72-hole midsummer golf challenge in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

The gruelling challenge involves golfers being sponsored to play four rounds in one day.

Three of the team did the event last year when they played at Colville Park Golf Club in Motherwell and had been hoping to go there again this year, but unfortunately the cours was unavailable.

David contacted the Times and Speaker to see if we could help - and when we approached Bellshill Golf Club they were only too happy to help out and offer the lads the use of the course and facilities.

David said: “Bellshill Golf Club have been absolutely superb and we can’t thank them, and the Times and Speaker, enough for helping us.

“We’re looking forward to it. Last year we raised £670 and we’d like to better that by topping £700 this year.”

The foursome will tee off at 4.30am and will hope to have completed the 72 holes by the time dusk falls some 18 hours later.

David admitted: “We know it’s going to be hard. Last year I did the Tough Mudder a couple of weeks before and playing 72 golf holes in one day was harder. But Macmillan is a really good cause so I’m sure it will be worth it.”

To support David and his team in their fundraising effort visit