WeDO member Nicole Scott-McKie founded MTX Golf during the COVID-19 lockdown. Nicole is an ex-hockey internationalist who wanted to create tournaments, either exclusively for female golfers, or where female golfers were well represented.to provide a series of Doddie Drive events throughout Scotland raising awareness and funds for our charity partner, My Name’5 Doddie Foundation, as well as providing a platform for amateur female golfers to play competitively. Their long term goal is to increase the number of female golfers at grass roots level to help develop a new generation of golfers.
Nicole always wanted to raise funds for a charity which supported those with motor neurone disease, a disease which had affected her own loved ones in the past. The My Name’5 Doddie Foundation was a natural fit. The desire to support the foundation was the driving force behind the creation of the Doddie Drive. Commenting on the event, Nicole said:
“We are delighted to launch our second tournament for 2021, in addition to our women-only event taking place in September. The Doddie Drive is set to be a memorable event, with the first one playing on the fantastic Dumbarnie Links and the second on the Duke’s course in St Andrews.
We already have four further tournaments planned for 2022, all of which have a charity element. We hope that, through our tournaments, we will raise significant funds to support the vital work of the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation, both for medical research, as well as supporting those affected by the cruel disease.
One of the founding principles of MTX Golf is to encourage more women to play golf and I hope, by making this event a 50:50 female: male split, this ensures women will be well represented. We look forward to welcoming pairs be it couples, father/daughters, business associates etc, to what promises to be a unique and entertaining weekend.”
Doddie Drive at Dumbarnie Links – £580 per team
The inaugural Doddie Drive will take place on Sunday 8 August at Dumbarnie Links. Every single penny raised will go to the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation, supporting those with motor neurone disease, as well as funding research into the cruel disease. It will be a great day out and MTX Golf would be delighted to welcome you along with colleagues and clients. It will be a day of cracking golf, lots of laughs, and plenty of opportunities to win prizes and help fundraise for this incredible charity. You can find out more about the charity HERE.
If you would like to sign up as a corporate team, please email [email protected] or if you’d like to sign up as a pair, you can head directly to the website by clicking this link Let’s drive for Doddie!
MTX Golf’s second Doddie Drive is set for 2 October at The Duke’s (St Andrew’s).
Enter a team, or two…
Hotly tipped to host future opens, Dumbarnie is a course all golfers are keen to play. In addition, the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation is a much-loved charity and one that is known for promoting sporting fun whilst raising funds for a great cause. Show your company’s support by entering some teams into the tournament, either as a teambuilding event, a reward for staff or bring clients or customers to thank them for their support.
Enter for £580 per team including a round of golf, numerous prizes up for grabs, sustenance before teeing off and at the halfway house, a celebratory drink when they finish and a lot of laughs. Enter five or more teams and MTX Golf will include your logo in the event programme and give you a mention on our social media.
Support the Doddie Drive
If you would like to contribute to the event, MTX Golf are on the hunt for raffle and auction prizes, there are also special corporate packages available.
All profits from the event will be going to the charity and MTX Golf are keen to make as impactful a donation as possible. As such, they are keen to link up with other businesses who would also like to support this event. In true Doddie-style, the event promised to be colourful, fun, relaxed with a good dose of healthy competition.
- Sponsor the halfway house during the Doddie Drive. Where golfers stop, regroup and refuel before finishing off their round. We will provide snacks and drinks here to keep the golfers going. There is space for you to set up a marketing area promoting your services and you will be credited in the event programme. In addition, your involvement will be promoted through our social media and our regular newsletter.
Cost: £1000 +VAT
- Help MTX Golf welcome our participants as they arrive to tee off. You can set up a branded area where participants will collect their event goodie bags and you are welcome to include information about your company in this. They will also mill around enjoying their pre-tournament bacon roll and coffee. Space for pop ups if you’d like to bring one. Information about your company will be included in regular newsletters, social media and in the event programme.
Cost: £1000 +VAT
- Become an official partner of the Doddie Drive. Your services will be promoted with a link to your website in at least two e-newsletters. You can expect a minimum of three mentions on our social media platforms, as well as your logo in our event programme.
Cost: £250 +VAT
If you’re interested in donating a raffle or auction prize, or any of the sponsorship packages above, you can contact Nicole directly on [email protected].
Drinks brands get behind Doddie Drive
MTX Golf is delighted that award-winning gin producer Slingsby, and low-calorie, low-alcohol craft lager, Gen!us Brewing are supporting the up and coming Doddie Drive. Nearest to the pin will be bouncing home with a bottle of the fine gin produced with an irresistible blend of botanicals, and all participants* will get to sample their new ready to drink cans of Slingsby Spritz – perfect to celebrate with after a hard fought round. In addition, a can of cold Gen!us lager* will await everyone coming off the 18th, and the longest drive will head home with a supply of the light lager.
*over 18s only
Following the Doddie Drive event, the Fifer Cup will be held from 22-27 September. This event is much more of an escape, for those wanting something more competitive than a yoga break. Allowing female golfers to make up for all that golf they might not have managed to play in the last year, and get a break with friends of family members. Participants will stay five nights at the Old Course Hotel, play four days of golf on four different courses, culminating in a fundraising dinner at the hotel where there will be a focus again on raising funds for the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation. A luxury escape for amateur, female golfers. Originally aimed at bringing tourists into Scotland, however, due to COVID this year might be the year of Staycation! To find out more click HERE.
Golfers can sign up now to both tournaments at MTXgolf.com
About My Name’5 Doddie Foundation
Scottish rugby legend Doddie Weir OBE, founded the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation after his motor neuron disease diagnosis. In 2019, Doddie was the very worthy winner of our Inspiring Leader Award. He has thrown everything at raising awareness of MND to increase research into this debilitating disease. The Foundation raises funds for research into the causes of MND and investigate potential cures, as well as supporting people with MND and help them to live as fulfilled a life as possible. You can find out more HERE.