Eighty golfers raise money for children’s charity

Eighty members from Aldwickbury Park Golf Club have taken part in the 2014 Captain’s Day to help raise money for Get Kids Going, a charity helping disabled youngsters get into sport.

The day included two golf competitions, with 25 prizes up for grabs including GPS watches, a display from World Golf Trick Shot Champion Geoff Swain and a barbecue lunch hosted on the recently-extended terrace overlooking the 18-hole Park Course.

Members and visitors to Aldwickbury Park Golf Club have helped raise more than £14k for Get Kids Going already in 2014 and the club captain, Steve Lee, hopes to hit an even higher target.

“Thanks to the generosity and support of members and guests we have already raised a fantastic amount of money for this exceptional cause. It is my hope that before the year is out and my successor chooses his captain’s charity, we will have raised £15k,” he said.

In a final act of fundraising on the day, Lee undertook the Ice Bucket Challenge, before nominating the club’s general manager, Andrew Shewbridge, who did it too.

“I will gladly add to the total via Steve’s nomination for me to take part in the Ice Bucket Challenge,” said Shewbridge.

“Steve has been an excellent ambassador for the club throughout his captaincy and the vast amount raised for his chosen charity is testament to the pro-activity of both Steve and our vibrant membership.

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“It’s always pleasing to welcome both new and familiar faces to Aldwickbury Park and we frequently host various types of events, especially since we opened our extended function suite in early 2014.”

Winners of the day’s main golf competition, an 18-hole combined pair’s Stableford, were: Dave Crossman and Matt Temperley with 80 points.

To find out more about Aldwickbury Park Golf Club, visit www.aldwickburyparkgolfclub.co.uk, call 01582 760112 or follow @aldwickburygolf on Twitter.