Ayr Rotary Club 2023 Annual Charity Golf Day at Belleisle

Rachael Russell, Charlie Steele and Sinclair Williamson

  • A shotgun start at 9.30am on Friday 5th May saw eighteen teams tee-off to compete in the Ayr Rotary Club Annual Charity Golf Day at Belleisle Park. This event is the main fund-raiser in the club’s calendar, and raised an amazing £9400 for local charities. The principal beneficiaries this year are the local Salvation Army Food Bank, a Christian Charity helping people who are struggling to feed themselves and their families. Demand for the Food Bank rose during Covid and the rising cost of living is, for so many, a major challenge. The Salvation Army Food Bank tries to ensure that those in desperate need have access to food right now, as well as over the coming months and beyond.

The Gaiety Youth Theatre, the other beneficiary, offers places to young people (12 to 25 years of age) to develop their skills in theatre – acting, singing, dancing, writing and staging their own plays. This helps equip them with the skills and experience they need to pursue a career in the performing arts. They are particularly keen to attract people who could not afford to pay for this opportunity, hence the need for external funding.

The winning team was Chamber Bros, Captained by Billy Marshall. Second the Galbraith team, just pipping the Nelson Lads. And congratulations to Rachael Russell for achieving the longest drive.

Captain Linda Watson of the Salvation Army and Jeremy Wyatt of the Gaiety Theatre both acknowledged Ayr Rotary’s support for the charities’ work and Charlie Steele, our golf day organiser, thanked all the sponsors, entrants, helpers and organisers for their contributions to the day’s success. Tara Cameron, representing the principal sponsor, ML Williams funeral directors, helped draw the numerous raffle prizes which added some extra excitement to the post-match activities.


The day’s success was attributable, in no small way, to the magnificent support from South Ayrshire Council’s golfing staff and the tireless efforts of their café team managed by Richard