WRC »

Angus Scott flies the flag for RBF

Angus Scott: "Richard was a sports personality who climbed to the very top of his game, just like many of the stars out playing this weekend. I think every high-ranking sportsman can feel a certain affinity with Richard and what he achieved, which is why it is great to get Richard's name out there beyond the sport of rallying."
Sports television presenter Angus Scott had to give best to the professionals at the O2 Golf Live Event on Friday, where he appeared on behalf of the Richard Burns Foundation at a charity tournament.

The event, held at Stoke Park near London, included a three-hole challenge in which golf pros were teamed with celebrities, with the winner receiving £5000 to be donated to their chosen charity.

Scott had nominated the Richard Burns Foundation, named after the 2001 World Rally Champion who died of brain cancer in 2005. Despite his best efforts and a thrilling game featuring some inventive shots, Angus did not come home with a large cheque in his pocket this time.

The pros and top amateurs who appeared at the charity event included 2010 Ryder Cup captain Colin Montgomerie and tennis star Tim Henman, who was teamed with Angus for the big game on Friday.

"It was always going to be a bit of a long shot when you're just a normal person up against real professionals," said Angus, the anchorman for Al Jazeera's new sports channel, based in London. "I'm going to take consolation from the fact that they always say it's the taking part that counts more than the winning. I'm not sure that Richard would have necessarily agreed, but you can only do your best! The main thing is that we all had an absolutely fantastic time, and we managed to raise plenty of awareness for the Foundation."

Angus wore RBF-branded clothing throughout his game, competing alongside other personalities such as DJ Spoony. As well as Montgomerie, the professionals included double US Open champion Retief Goosen, world number 6 Ian Poulter and world number 8 Paul Casey.

"It was just a little bit intimidating: I'm used to broadcasting to millions of people at home but to be faced with a thousand people in front of me, watching me play golf was the most nerve wracking thing I've ever done!" added Angus.

"I'm really encouraged though that all these top names are now aware of what the Richard Burns Foundation is and how it helps people. Richard was a sports personality who climbed to the very top of his game, just like many of the stars out playing this weekend. I think every high-ranking sportsman can feel a certain affinity with Richard and what he achieved, which is why it is great to get Richard's name out there beyond the sport of rallying."

The Richard Burns Foundation is undertaking several other fund-raising events during the year. To find out more about them or become involved please visit www.richardburnsfoundation.com.



Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
Angus Scott, supporting the RBF, played golf with some top sporting stars at Stoke Park. L-R Rhys Davies, Tim Henman, Angus, Paul Casey  [Pic credit: Richard Burns Foundation]

Start the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.




© 1999 - 2016 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.