Macdonald Hotels & Resorts has further strengthened its
support of junior golf participation, with the introduction of its
latest charitable initiative that aims to raise more than £50,000
for the Stephen Gallacher Foundation.
Launched on the eve of the SSE Scottish Hydro
Challenge Tour hosted by Macdonald Hotels & Resorts,
which returns to Macdonald
Spey Valley for the ninth successive year, the campaign is part
of the UK's largest independently owned hotel group's commitment to
preserve the long-term future of golf.
The initiative will see a discretionary 50p donation raised from
every transaction of £10 or more in the pro shops of its five UK
golf venues, with all proceeds going to support the worthwhile
Stephen Gallacher, multiple winner on The European Tour and
member of the winning European team in The 2014 Ryder Cup, said: "I
have been honoured to be Macdonald Hotels & Resorts' brand
ambassador for a number of years and am very grateful of the
on-going support they have given me and the foundation.
"I established the foundation in 2012 with the aim of offering
children of all ages the opportunity to play and enjoy the game of
golf and to help them maximise their potential.
"From juniors just taking their first steps into golf through to
helping those who are looking to play professionally, this support
will help us sustain the various platforms for golfers of every
level to ensure they enjoy the game that has given me so much over
Macdonald Hotels & Resorts has already donated more than £2
million to various charitable causes through its guest-driven, Make a
Difference campaign, while its current campaign offers children
aged 17 or under the chance to enjoy a free flexible membership at
one of its five golf venues.
Keith Pickard, Group Director of Golf, Leisure & Spa at
Macdonald Hotels & Resorts, added: "Stephen is not only a
fantastic brand ambassador but is a real inspiration to young
"We are proud to be able to support his foundation and to play a
part in helping raise money that will directly benefit a large
number of up and coming golfers for many years to come."
Golfers will be able to donate to the Stephen Gallacher
Foundation at all five participating Macdonald Hotels & Resorts
venues including: Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf & Spa; Macdonald
Cardrona Hotel, Golf & Spa; Macdonald Spey Valley Golf &
Country Club; Macdonald Hill Valley Hotel, Golf & Spa and
Macdonald Linden Hall Golf & Country Club.