Life-saving donation for West Lothian Golf Club

Handover at West Lothian Golf Club
Handover at West Lothian Golf Club

Golfers will be teeing off from West Lothian Golf Club knowing that help is on hand if they suffer a cardiac arrest while on the course.

Thanks to a donation from big-hearted charity St John Scotland, the golf course now has a defibrillator on site in case of emergency.

The defibrillator, which will be kept in the clubhouse, was one of 20 dished out by the care charity at an event at the club last week.

General manager Alan Gibson was more than happy to receive the donation.

He said: “It is fantastic having one of these life-saving devices in the club. Our course has a lot of hills on it and is some walk.

“Thankfully this device is there if we ever need it. There have been a few instances in the past where it would have been helpful so it is good that we have one now.”

West Lothian Golf Club was one of many courses across Scotland that received a defibrillator from St John Scotland as a thank you for hosting the under-16s Scottish Golf boys tournament.

Hamish Grey chief executive of Scottish Golf said: “We are delighted each golf club venue in the country hosting a Scottish Golf national championship will be gifted a defibrillator.

“Above all else they could lead to the saving of lives at Scottish golf courses.”

The Linlithgow-based club already has five members of staff trained and ready to use the life-saving machine if needed.