Golf ball hero Fudge raises a huge smile down at the Prest­wick fair­ways

Ayrshire Post - - NEWS -

Hap­pi­est story of last week was the tale of Fudge, the golf ball col­lect­ing Cocker Spaniel.

Owner John Swiatek has trained him to find stray golf balls – and after an in­ci­dent of can­cer in his fam­ily - John de­cided any money raised from sell­ing them should go to Ayr­shire Can­cer Sup­port. How nice is that? I reckon John could raise even more cash - giv­ing ball- find­ing lessons to other dogs!

My in­fa­mous mutt, Eric the Ter­ri­ble, was hope­less.

He couldn’t even find the balls I threw into the rough while I was try­ing to train him.

He must have been the only golf course ca­nine ball hunter who came back with fewer balls than he started out with!

The other in­ter­est­ing as­pect to four- legged fund raiser Fudge’s story is that he can re­trieve thirty or forty balls a day at St Cuth­bert Golf Club. Thirty or forty? A day? I mean - how many short- sighted duf­fers can one golf club mem­ber­ship have?

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