Golfers cast light on mental health at ASI Scottish Open

08 Oct 2020

By: Sport Industry Group

The Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open, and mental health charity, SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health), joined forces to help increase and improve awareness of mental health and wellbeing in Scotland ahead of World Mental Health Day, on Saturday 10th October.

Along with raising valuable funds for SAMH, the event raised awareness of the cause by speaking to a number of the star players, including Ian Poulter, Paul Lawrie, Martin Kaymer and Bob MacIntyre about their experiences and why it’s now more important than ever to look after our mental health.

A total of £67,597 was raised for SAMH as part of The European Tour event and their ‘Golf For Good’ initiative which was supported by tournament partners, Aberdeen Standard Investments, a Category Partner at the Sport Industry Awards, VisitScotland and host venue, The Renaissance Club.

Through their Charitable Foundation, Aberdeen Standard Investments also supported a birdie and eagle pledge, donating £5 per birdie and £10 per eagle made over the course of the week. All the money raised at the event will help transform people’s lives in and around Scotland through the work done by SAMH.

Claire Drummond, Head of Charitable Giving at Aberdeen Standard Investments, said: “At Aberdeen Standard Investments we take great pride in our efforts to support community, environmental and charitable initiatives alongside the event. 

“This year it has been a real pleasure to work with SAMH and show our support to such a fantastic cause, as well as contribute to the fundraising through the Aberdeen Standard Investments Birdie and Eagle pledge. 

“Never has it been more important to look after your own mental health, so we’re delighted to hear such a great amount has been raised to help those suffering. Thanks to all our partners of the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open and to the fans watching at home for making it happen.”