Airth golf pro celebrates sponsorship deal with Denny business

A golf pro from Airth is celebrating a three year business sponsorship deal with the Denny based Fusion Group.

By Allan Crow
Wednesday, 17th February 2021, 12:30 pm

Fraser Gardiner has a connection with the sport in Falkirk and Airth going back to when he was just 12-years old.

Despite the pandemic crippling the hospitality and events sectors, Fusion was happy to progress the deal, and support the talented sportsman who only turned pro last September.

Fraser still practises every night at Forthview Golf Range in Airth, where he is coached by the owner, Stewart Craig.

Fraser Gardiner, golf pro from Airth

The deal will see him represent Fusion at a number of events on both the PGA Assistants Tour and the Paul Lawrie Tartan Tour - it is very much hoped the events will take place in April and May this year.

Fusion owns and operates Old Churches House in Dunblane, and is run by Alex McKie, group managing director, who is also a keen golfer.

He and Fraser are members at Glenbervie Golf Club.

Fraser also earns his living as the club professional at Canmore Golf Club in Dunfermline.

Fraser began playing as a youngster at Falkirk Golf Club, going on to enjoy great success as an amateur.

He said: “I’m very grateful to Alex and Fusion Group for this support at this time, which sees many professional sportsmen and women try to continue with their careers despite the ongoing covid19 pandemic, which sadly, has affected earning potential dramatically.”

Fraser joined Canmore as one of the pros in February 2020 – just before the first lockdown.

“It wasn’t the best timing, as I was expecting the whole season to unfold, but I knew I would really enjoy it at Canmore, as it’s a great club,” he said.

"Despite all the uncertainty last year over Covid19, it was the right decision for me to turn professional, and I have not turned back.”

Alex said: “Having taken Fraser out for his first round as a boy, I’m obviously delighted to see him turn professional, I know how talented he is, and that he will be a worthy ambassador for our business over the next few years. We’d very much like to see him progress further in the golf world, and know that support at a grassroots level is very important.”

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