Sport stars meet the Golfin Dolphin

Golf professionals Brett Rumford and Felipe Aguilar point out their autographs alongside Sam Walker, EMEA Director, Aberdeen Asset Management Charitable Foundation, David Cunningham, CEO of The ARCHIE Foundation and David Park, Charity Executive at The European Tour
Golf professionals Brett Rumford and Felipe Aguilar point out their autographs alongside Sam Walker, EMEA Director, Aberdeen Asset Management Charitable Foundation, David Cunningham, CEO of The ARCHIE Foundation and David Park, Charity Executive at The European Tour

One of the Wild Dolphins on Aberdeen’s summer art trail briefly mixed with the golfing stars of the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open last week.

Golfin Dolphin, designed by artist Gordon Henry, was temporarily moved from his base at the Royal Aberdeen Golf Club and lived the life of a VIP in the players’ private area for a few days.

By moving, it allowed golfers – including last year’s Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open Champion and Open Championship winner Phil Mickelson, Aberdeen’s own Open champ Paul Lawrie and Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley - to autograph him.

It is hoped that the one-off, signed dolphin will raise a considerable amount of money when it is auctioned along with the other dolphins in September.

All proceeds from the auction will be shared between the official charity of the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open, The ARCHIE Foundation at the Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital and the Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC).