Scottish Senior Open partners with East Lothian Foodbank

Scottish Senior Open Flag

East Lothian Foodbank, part of a UK network dedicated to alleviating food poverty and hunger in the local communities, has been named as the official charity of the Scottish Senior Open.

Based in Tranent, less than seven miles from host venue Craigielaw Golf Club, the East Lothian Foodbank was set up in direct response to local need and opened its doors in October 2012.

It fed a total of 4,409 people in the East Lothian area during the 12 months from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018.

In one month alone recently, 176 three-day emergency food parcels were distributed – a total of 3,428kg of food - feeding 346 people of whom one-third were children.

• Iconic Scottish course set to re-open this month

• Time running out to vote for Scotland's Best Golf Experience 2018

Peter Dicker, manager of the East Lothian Foodbank, said: “We are excited to become the official charity of the Scottish Senior Open at Craigielaw Golf Club. Our objective is the relief of poverty in the East Lothian Community and every pound collected is precious in our mission to help people experiencing severe hunger.”

East Lothian Foodbank 2 1

David MacLaren, Head of the Staysure Tour, added: “We are honoured to join forces with East Lothian Foodbank to help in a small way to try to break the cycle of poverty. 

"This is the fourth successive year in which we have staged the Scottish Senior Open in the beautiful county of East Lothian and we are delighted to have this opportunity for the power of sport to tackle the issue of extreme hunger within the local community.”

• Is world No.1 Dustin Johnson a 'major' under-performer? The numbers suggest so...

• US PGA champ Koepka driven by 'haters'

One of the longest-running events on the Staysure Tour – formerly the European Senior Tour – the 2018 Scottish Senior Open takes place this year from September 14-16. Admission is free on all three days. 

Paul Broadhurst 2017 Scottish Senior Open Winner

Last year’s championship was won by England’s Paul Broadhurst, who beat Australia’s Mike Harwood to the title by three shots at The Renaissance Club.

Share this Article

share-logo
twitter-logo facebook-logo

Latest Videos See all videos right arrow

play button
FOUR GOLF LESSONS WITH STEVE JOHNSTON – BIG CHANGES! (Epic Mission EP 7)
Epic Mission
play button
A ROUND WITH MARC WARREN (Epic Mission EP 6)
Epic Mission
play button
Motocaddy S1 & Pro-Series REVIEW & GIVEAWAY
Motocaddy
play button
MASTER YOUR SHORT GAME (Epic Mission EP 5)
Epic Mission
See all videos right arrow

Golf News

REJECTED! Williamwood GC's property plans turned down
Toptracer launch global range challenge
Paul Lawrie given 2020 Ryder Cup role
Tiger turns down reported $3m to play in Saudi
Phil Mickelson hits out at critics of his Saudi appearance

Other Top Stories

Tiger Woods puts new irons in the bag
New Fife golf course gets go ahead
REVIEW - Adare Manor, Ireland's rejuvenated masterpiece
Win a spot in the ASI Scottish Open Pro-Am with Hilton
Padraig Harrington targets 2020 Ryder Cup captaincy

Quick Fault 'n' Fixes See all videos right arrow

play button
The importance of shoulder turn in the golf swing
Callaway
play button
Create more power with your wrists
Watch
play button
A very individual golf swing and lesson
Watch
play button
Posture and set-up tips from Denis Pugh
Watch
See all videos right arrow