Young players help raise funds at BHF golf day

27 young people between the ages of 11 and 18 and their supporters gathered at the Chevin Golf Club in Duffield early one morning last week for a round of golf.

The objective of the annual event was to raise as much sponsorship money as possible for the British Heart Foundation.

The Chevin Golf Club very generously donated the full use of the club and its facilities for the day’s activities. Even the weather was kind, rain only appearing during the last 15 minutes or so, a far cry from last year, when snow meant the 2013 event had to be postponed to later in the year.

£2,674.61 was raised on the day, but it is expected that the final total will exceed £3,000 as some money has yet to be received.

The event was organised by Sue and Eric Moore from Little Eaton, brilliantly supported by a small army of volunteers who acted as stewards, starters scorers and money counters.

The captain of Chevin Golf Club, Craig Cunliffe, was in attendance during the day and was on hand to present the prizes at the end.

Winners of the golf competition were Alexei Glass, Owen Tweed and Macauley Sutcliffe, a combined team representing Branston Golf Academy and Alfreton Golf Club. They will play in the players’ final at Oulton Hall Golf Club, Leeds. on July 16.

The highest fundraising team on the day was a Branston Golf Academy team, represented by James Bailey, Jack Partridge and Tom Davies. (£1,020). They will also go to Oulton Hall to play in the Fundraisers Final. Highest individual fundraiser on the day was James Bailey (£646).

Two concurrent competitions were for the longest drive, won by Tom Davies and the nearest the pin, won by Jack Partridge, both from Branston GA

Organisers Sue and Eric Moore wish to thank The Chevin Golf Club and all helpers and supporters who made the day the great success that it was.