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Round on Old Course has a very happy ending

Riad Byne proposes to his girlfriend Sheila on the Swilcan Bridge.

Riad Byne proposes to his girlfriend Sheila on the Swilcan Bridge.

When the man of your dreams pops the question in a dream location, what’s a girl to do?

For Sheila Whiting, from Halifax, Nova Scotia, after she had wiped away a tear or two, there was nothing for it but to say “yes”. The location in question was the world-famous Swilcan Bridge and doing the proposing was Lt Riad Byne, who was in town as one of a group of war-wounded Commonwealth servicemen brought over to play golf in Scotland by the St Andrews Legacy project - and he took Sheila completely by surprise. “It was pretty special,” Sheila said later. While she is not be as avid a golfer as Riad, the significance of the Old Course was not lost on her - she is membership director of golf club back in Halifax.

 

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