7th March, 2012
Colin Montgomerie has launched the second Monty’s Monthly Medal, a competition for club golfers across Scotland.
The Scottish Golf Union and Scottish Ladies’ Golfing Association are again joining forces to stage the event in support of the Elizabeth Montgomerie Foundation, the charity set up in memory of the former Ryder Cup captain’s late mother, who died of cancer in 1991.
Every affiliated club will be invited to run a qualifying competition alongside an existing medal stroke-play event, with the leading 72 scorers winning a place alongside Montgomerie in the final on 20 August.
“It was great to see so many golfers and golf clubs supporting the event last year,” he said. “Hopefully we can get many more clubs and golfers involved this time around.
“The cause is obviously one which is very close to my heart, but one which affects so many people in Scotland. We want to ensure as much support as possible for those suffering from cancer and their families.”
Proceeds will go towards the Maggie’s Centre project in Lanarkshire, which is just £200,000 short of its overall target.