Tee off for military-themed golf day in memory of tragic Fife soldier

Monday 21 August 2017

A Golf Day with a difference is being held in St Andrews later this month, with golfers being given a shotgun start and military themed holes.

The day at Fairmont St Andrews on Thursday August 31 is being held to raise funds in memory of Captain David Seath, who tragically died running the 2016 London Marathon. Capt Seath, who was from Crossgates, Fife, was raising funds for Help for Heroes. He served with distinction with the 19th Regiment Royal Artillery and 29 Commando Regiment Royal Artillery.

The Captain David Seath Memorial Fund, set up by his family, raises money to provide financial support through Help for Heroes to veterans who experienced physical and psychological trauma. Since Captain Seath’s tragic death running the 2016 London Marathon, they have raised over £200,000 and 200 financial grants to veterans have been provided through Help for Heroes.

Two 105mm Light Guns provided by the Royal Artillery will be positioned on the Kittocks Course and fired to provide a shotgun start – players and supporters have the opportunity to bid for the privilege of firing one of them.

Organiser Gary Seath, David’s brother, said: “We are very much looking forward to welcoming our teams to Fairmont, St Andrews for the Captain David Seath Memorial Fund Golf Day. David had recently taken up the sport and was very keen in terms of improving his technique as well as competing against friends and family.

“Golf is also very popular within the military, so it made perfect sense to work with 105 Regiment Royal Artillery to provide a golf day with a difference through a series of military themed competition holes and snipers in the rough as well as a 105mm Light Gun shotgun start."

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