The Renaissance Club was awash with colour during the pro-am for the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open as Tartan Wednesday returned to the Rolex Series.
The ever popular theme was taking place in aid of the tournament charities My Name’5 Doddie Foundation, Leuchie House and the European Tour Foundation, and professionals, amateurs and fans alike got into the spirit.
Doddie Weir is one of rugby’s most recognisable personalities. The former Scotland and British and Irish Lions lock forward revealed in June 2017 that he was suffering from motor neurone disease. In November that year he and his Trustees launched the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation to raise funds to aid research into the causes of motor neurone disease and investigate potential cures.
Leuchie House, a charity local to The Renaissance Club, is Scotland’s only dedicated respite centre and offers caring respite breaks to people with long term neurological conditions, including motor neurone disease. By providing the care they need, Leuchie is able to support people with many different conditions to have fulfilling, revitalising breaks, while giving their carers time away from caring.
The two charities joined the European Tour Foundation - which works with charities, players, governing bodies and partners to ensure a lasting legacy in the countries where the European Tour plays - as Official Charity Partners of the Scottish Open in 2019, and will once again benefit from a range of fundraising activities throughout tournament week.