ST ANDREWS, September 29, 2019 – Vamps star Brad Simpson presents prizes to Schools Challenge winners
Brad Simpson, lead vocalist and guitarist of The Vamps, has presented the prizes to this year’s winners of the Alfred Dunhill Schools Golf Challenge at St Andrews.
The tournament, which took place last week at the Duke’s Course, featured an expanded field of young golfers from 47 schools across Scotland. The event was dominated by St Leonards School, St Andrews, which won four of the five categories including the Scratch Prize won by 15-year-old Caspar Graf.
Fellow St Leonards pupils Ellen Caton, Eric Berge and Fiona Branch were also victorious, taking the Senior Girls, Junior Boys and Junior Girls tittles respectively. Meanwhile 15 year old Andrew McLay from McLaren High School in Callander won the Senior Boys title.
Brad Simpson was in St Andrews this week making his first appearance at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. Playing alongside his pro partner, England’s Tom Sloman, the pair recorded a team score of seven-under-par over three rounds.
Brad’s band The Vamps’ first two albums, Meet The Vamps and Wake Up, are both certified gold in the UK. A passion for golf runs in the Simpson family – his father Derek is the golf professional at The Belfry.
Brad said: “Golf has taught me a lot about dealing with frustration and has given me many valuable life skills. I’ve also been fortunate to have a father who has been an amazing role model. Getting kids into golf at a young age is so important so it’s great to see so many taking part in the sport here today.”
After the prize giving ceremony, held on the final day of this year’s Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, the winners attended a golfing clinic with internationally renowned coach Robert Baker.