Support Sophie Denholm's 80Km Charity Walk To St Andrews

She will walk 50 miles (80km) from her hometown to the Old Course in aid of the On Course Foundation

Support Sophie Denholm's 80Km Charity Walk To St Andrews
(Image credit: Sophie Denholm)

She will walk 50 miles (80km) from her hometown to the Old Course in aid of the On Course Foundation

Support Sophie Denholm's 80Km Charity Walk To St Andrews

Sophie Denholm will set out on a 50 mile (80km) walk next month from Stirling to St Andrews in aid of the On Course Foundation.

Her goal is to raise £3,500 for the charity via a Go Fund Me page (opens in new tab).

She'll be setting off from her howntown Bridge of Allan to Gleneagles on Saturday 26th September, before heading to the Old Course the following day where her walk will culminate at the Swilcan Bridge.

"I go to St Andrews a lot, and spend most of my time there. My dad plays golf mostly every week. My parents have always taken me to the Alfred Dunhill Links at the Old Course every year since I was a toddler," Sophie says.

"I’ve been a doing ballet and dance since from a very young age, it’s my passion and I know what it’s like to have the drive and determination to succeeding a goal you want to achieve in life. I love seeing the positivity, joy, happiness and excitement the atmosphere it brings; everyone together at the Dunhill Links every year. We most certainly should be more grateful with the opportunities we have in life. Always be positive throughout the good and bad times!"

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Why the On Course Foundation?

"They help support the recovery of sick, wounded and injured Veterans and Service Personnel through golf," Sophie said.

"I’ve watched videos and heard some of the members stories, and how this has helped their recovery through their bravery and traumatic experience and how to help them back into employment and feel valued as individuals.

"These people have risked their lives for our country and I wanted to give them something back. I’ve been walking mostly every day in lockdown. St Andrews, is the Home of Golf.

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Elliott Heath
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Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-6. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!


Elliott is currently playing:


Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

Hybrid: TaylorMade SIM Max

Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x