Posted by Michael on 27 August 2010 | 0 Comments | Tags: The First Tee
Guys, team, readers.
We've now completed our Scottish leg - and what a 45 days it was! Thanks to everyone involved from the MacKenzies up in the far north to Pooky in Gleneagles and the various aunties and uncles of Jamie in and around Edinburgh and Fife!
Over the course of our Scottish leg we had 3 kind folk donating 1 pound for every birdie we made and 10 pounds for every eagle. The outcome through 45 days? After numerous missed putts and 'what-could-have-been' opportunities was 152 Birdies and 4 Eagles!
Irish Fundraising - Get involved!!
We're now one day through our Irish leg. Over the next 24 days we will play through Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland driving a fair few miles in the process!
So far we have 2 people who have kindly agreed to take part in the Ireland Birdie / Eagle challenge - including Jamie's father Mike who hails from these parts. Trust me when I say it's hugely motivating when we're standing over a birdie putt to know that when it rolls in the side door some benefit will come from it to the great folk at The First Tee.
For those who are new to our charity - The First Tee - it's a cause worth supporting. They give kids the opportunity to get into golf and learn some of the amazing life lessons we've been fortunate to pick up over the years (and this year in particular!). All of the donations are going straight to the program and we hope that over the course of the year we'll raise enough for them to expand into the town where Jamie and I went to school and university back in NZ, Christchurch. Have a read here for more information about TFT.
We'd be stoked for readers from across the world to get involved!!! - please email me if you're in to be part of the challenge. And to Mike and Carol - on behalf of Jamie, myself and the folk at The First Tee - Thank you!
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