A TEE-RIFFIC fundraiser has collected more than £100,000 for Parkinson’s UK Research.

The charity held its annual golf day at Muirfield at the end of last month, with 80 golfers taking on the course, which will next year host the AIG Women’s Open.

Those taking part were also treated to a Zoom call with golfing legend Gary Player, who spoke about his Open win at the venue in 1959.

One player, Russell Crichton, had an extra special day as he carded a hole-in-one on the 16th.

Conditions were kind on the day, as the event returned after a one-year hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The fundraising competition took place thanks to the work of the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers.

The charity’s organising committee, members of Muirfield’s Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, was led by Norman Yarrow, who lives with Parkinson’s and is a supporter of Parkinson’s Research, and included his wife Carol and Scottish rugby legend Gavin Hastings.

Fundraising on the day included donations, a silent auction and a main auction.

In total, the event raised £111,000, which will be allocated to Parkinson’s UK Research.

The condition is a progressive nervous system disorder that affects movement.

Symptoms include involuntary shaking of parts of the body, slow movement, and stiff and inflexible muscles.

Jan Mattison, regional fundraiser for west of Scotland, said: “We were absolutely delighted to have our annual golf day return to Muirfield this year. Our Scotland team really pulled together to make it work in a professional and friendly manner, with many players saying how much they had enjoyed themselves and wanted to do it all over again.

“We are extremely grateful to the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers at Muirfield for all their help in putting on such a successful day.”

Michael Beamish, captain of the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, was thrilled with the event’s success.

He added: “It gives us great pleasure to have hosted such a successful charity day in support of Parkinson’s UK.

“The medical world is making huge advances in its understanding and treatment of this disease and hopefully the substantial sum raised will help towards finding a breakthrough.”