Golf day raises

Archerfield triumph for Botham and Keating

Golfmagic correspondent
Tue, 16 Sep 2008

Ian Botham and Ronan Keating with their celebrity friends

A celebrity golf challenge hosted by Sir Ian Botham and Boyzone singer Ronan Keating at Archerfield Links in East Lothian raised a staggering £135,000 for the stars’ adopted charities, Leukaemia Research and Cancer Research UK.

Stuart Bayne, director of golf at Archerfield Links, flanked by Botham and Keating

As well as the hosts the event attracted celebrities from entertainment and sport, including sportsmen Matt Dawson, Jamie Redknapp, Michael Vaughan, Paul Collingwood, Allan Lamb, Bob Willis, Willie Thorne, Dennis Taylor and Ray Clemence and Boyzone's Keith Duffy,

It also featured current European Tour star Graeme Storm and former Ryder Cup players Paul Way and Steve Richardson.

The 36- hole event played over two days on the Fidra and Dirleton courses, also featured a dinner and charity auction at which Keating and Duffy performed.

The 17th century Archerfield House operates as a 15-bedroomed private hotel overlooking the River Forth and the island of Fidra with its distinctive lighthouse.



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