Ballater Charitable Chiels Texas Scramble

Spend the day with your golf buddies, amidst breathtaking scenery in aid of the Sandy Barclay Memorial Fund at the Euan MacDonald Centre.

Ballater Golf Club, with its breathtaking scenery and challenging golf course, proudly hosts the Ballater Charitable Chiels Texas Scramble 2021.

About the Texas Scramble

This annual fundraiser was first organised by Sandy Barclay after he was diagnosed with motor neuron disease (MND). The Ballater Charitable Chiels joined forces with Sandy - and latterly his widow Lindsay - to host this fantastic fundraising event. Over a decade after Sandy’s inaugural Texas Scramble, the Ballater Charitable Chiels continue to organise this fantastic annual golf tournament in honour and loving memory of Sandy and Lindsay Barclay.

This fantastic day of golf and fun has seen up to seventy teams playing nineteen holes in one day; the 19th hole being a complimentary dram in the Club House after! Team entry costs £200 and includes a delicious hot buffet lunch. A silent auction will be held throughout the day with the grand raffle being drawn in the evening. We very much hope you will be part of this special day.

Fantastic Fundraising

To date, the Ballater Texas Scramble has raised £174,000 in aid of the Euan MacDonald Centre for MND Research. In addition to this, The Chiels have also donated tens of thousands of pounds to community projects in and around Ballater. These include The Doctors Surgery, Christmas lights for the town, Ballater OAP's, Ballater Mother and Toddlers Group, The Children’s Playground, The Brownies and many, many more.

Ballater Golf Club

We are extremely grateful to Ballater Golf Club for their continued and generous support of this annual fundraising event. The Club is set in the heart of the Royal Deeside 40 miles west of Aberdeen and offers a warm welcome, breathtaking scenery and a beautiful yet challenging golf course.

Enter a Team

Team entry costs £200 and includes a delicious hot buffet lunch! 

To register, simply contact the external event organiser, Andrew Thain, with details of your team name, and the names, contact numbers, and handicaps of your team members.

Email the external event organiser


4 golfers at Ballater golf course with drinks in their hands

Ballater Charitable Chiels Texas Scramble

Location |
Ballater Golf Club
Victoria Road
AB35 5QX