Teeing off for charity! Q&A with Paris Steele

Blog post by Julie Grant, communications officer at RoS.

In the lead up to our 400th anniversary charity golf tournament on the 25 May, we catch up with Edward Danks, a partner at Paris Steele W.S. solicitors who has a team competing on the day. A big thanks to Edward for taking time out of his working day to talk golf!

Q: The tournament is fast approaching, do you have your final team decided upon?

A: Yes, finally we do – the team is made up of two solicitors from my office (North Berwick) together with a local surveyor Simon Breeze, from Allied Surveyors Scotland and Scott Wallace, a financial advisor at Wallace Financial Planning.

North Berwick, the location of Edward’s office

Q: Do you all play golf regularly together as a group?

A: Unfortunately our opportunity to golf together is limited but we do work together on a very regular basis.

Q: Who has the best handicap amongst you and who do you think will win on the day?

A: Fraser Symon is our best player – handicap 1 and a very keen player… but the dark horse on the team might be Scott Wallace. He is an improving 14 handicapper who recorded his first hole-in-one a fortnight ago – clearly a man in form! I rather suspect that Simon Breeze and I will be carrying the clubs for our teammates as I haven’t managed a game of golf since January and Simon probably hasn’t played this year!

My experience at these types of events are that the scoring is always very impressive and I would expect a number of the teams to post a good total. As such I haven’t written a winner’s speech and will be pleased to get round the course in the company of my team, and won’t be too concerned about what’s on the scorecard.

The Queen’s Course at Gleneagles

Q: Tell us a bit about why you wanted to take part?

A: Although I’ve played a good number of golf courses in Scotland, I’ve not yet had the pleasure of the Queen’s Course at Gleneagles. I’m looking forward to testing out my (limited!) skills on such a quality course.

I am also delighted to be helping to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support Scotland and I’m sure that we will be blessed by some Perthshire sunshine on the day.

Thanks to Edward for talking to us and good luck to him and his team next week! You can follow the action live on the day on our social media channels – or even better why not join us with a team of your own?

For further sign up information, contact Jill Malcolmson on 0131 528 3735 or alternatively email jill.malcolmson@ros.gov.uk.

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