Newburgh golfers gifted defibrillator

Newburgh treasurer Bobby McClymont is presented with the defrillator by life member Ros Dunsmuir.
Newburgh treasurer Bobby McClymont is presented with the defrillator by life member Ros Dunsmuir.

Newburgh-on-Ythan Golf Club has been donated potentially life-saving equipment.

Life member Ros Dunsmuir provided funds for the club to buy a defibrillator, which will also be used in the 
local community.

Earlier in the year, the club’s monthly newsletter carried an article about golfing legend Bernard Gallagher’s sudden cardiac arrest and the contribution a defibrillator made to his recovery.

Newburgh’s new PGA professional Robbie Stewart recommended they should get one and the committee explored ways of raising the money.

Two members immediately offered to donate funds to purchase the equipment.

Officials took up the offer by life member Ros Dunsmuir, a retired lecturer at Robert Gordon University’s school of nursing and midwifery.

She said: “I am very happy to make a positive contribution to the club and to the local community and I hope that the defibrialltor will never need 
to be used.”

Ros presented the equipment to club treasurer and seniors’ convener Bobby 
McClymont.

Bobby added: “This is a fantastic gift from Ros which is greatly appreciated as a vital, potentially life-saving 
instrument.

“We can’t thank Ros enough for her generosity and, like her, we hope it will never 
be needed.”