Accies swing into action for kids
Golf fun day helps put a smile on little faces
Hamilton Accies FC stepped aside from their normal footballing duties last week and converted their Superseal Stadium into a temporary street golf trail.
The club – working in partnership with M&H Logistics, Glasgow, Professional Golfers Association, Scottish Golf and the Golf Foundation – organised the event for 30 local children.
And the kids, aged eight to 14, enjoyed various fun challenges, including pitching a golf ball into the back of a M&H truck through to sandpit target.
The group included Hamilton Academical youth academy members and kids from the Blameless charity, which was formed to help children and families of those suffering with addiction.
Colin Mcgowan, chief executive at Accies and a trustee of Blameless, said: “We aimed to provide fun times and ultimately happy memories for children who have been directly or indirectly affected by addiction or alcoholism and the M&H Streetgolf Fun Day at Accies has certainly delivered great memories and some golf ambition.”
M&H Logistics’ marketing and development director, Anna Kozlowska, added: “I’m delighted we have all come together to connect with the local community to make this event happen.
“Our business supports over a dozen charities every year through various events and donations, so we are very proud we can include this one on our annual schedule.
“Despite the Scottish rain, which caught us half an hour into the event, the children and parents had a fantastic day.” The children were joined on the day by Accies captain Dougie Imrie, club mascot Hammy the Hamster and the Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Lanarkshire John Brown.
Waiting his turn Accies’captain Dougie Imrie patiently waits for a shot
Swinging into action The boys take their putt
Captain’s tee off Dougie Imrie finally gets his shot at golf