GOOD sports at Gourock Golf Club rallied together to stage a charity fundraising competition for injured firefighter Andy Adams.

Around 120 golfers took to the sun-kissed course for the team event and raised over £3000 for the Greenock dad-of-two.

Andy suffered life-changing injuries after attending a blaze at Larkfield Masonic Association club in 2016.

The fundraiser was organised by David McGinley, watch manager at Port Glasgow Fire Station, and he hailed the day as a huge success.

David said: “It was a lovely occasion, we probably got the best weather of the year and the course was looking great.

“I have worked with Andy and was devastated by what happened. 

“I have known him since I started in the fire service so I was keen to help after his accident.

“I wanted to do something to help, so I contacted Derek Watters at Gourock Golf Club to see what could be arranged and he was more than happy to arrange a fundraising day.

“There have been plenty of events organised but no one has done anything like this yet, there are lots of members of the golf section in the fire brigade so it was ideal.”

As well as competing on the course, an auction was held afterwards with some prestigious sports memorabilia up for grabs, including autographed Morton and West Ham United strips and a football signed by Champions League winning goalkeeper Victor Valdes.

Mr McGinley added: “There were some great prizes on offer and it helped make it a successful day.

“Andy was also able to come along and take a tour round the course in a golf buggy.

“He was in good spirits. I’d like to thank Derek and Gourock Golf Club for hosting the event, the family friends and colleagues who helped out and all the individuals and local businesses who donated raffle and auction prizes. We hope the money raised helps Andy in his recovery."