Emotional tributes have been paid to a Dons legend at an annual charity golf tournament.
The winning team of this year’s Joe Harper’s Charity Golf Day dedicated their win to former midfield star Neale Cooper, who passed away in May this year aged 54.
Winners of the tournament, Kincardine Manufacturing Services (KMS) – Neale’s team for the last three years – played once more at the Craibstone Golf Course.
KMS captain Graham Truscott said: “We dedicated our win to Neale, who was a great friend to everyone who played in Joe’s tournament. We really missed having him about as usual.” Dons record scorer Joe also paid tribute to Neale, and to former Craibstone course manager Billy Sim, who also died earlier this year, aged 60.
He said: “I first met Neale when he was aged about 12 and used to come and watch the Dons first team training. He was an amazing man who would do anything for anyone and he was a great supporter of my golf tournament. Billy helped organise the event for many years too, so it was hard playing it for the first time without them.”
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Ex-Aberdeen striker Walker McCall also had a Neale Cooper flag flying on his buggy as he made his way around the course.
The charity event has raised more than £70,000 for various local charities over eight years.