Thousands raised at 37th Pro-Am Golf Day - The Solihull Observer

Thousands raised at 37th Pro-Am Golf Day

Solihull Editorial 23rd Jun, 2023   0

PROFESSIONAL and amateur golfers joined forces on the greens to raise funds for Solihull charities.

The Rotary Club of Knowle and Dorridge welcomed 23 teams – each captained by a leading PGA professional – for its 37th Charity Pro-Am Golf Day at Copt Heath Golf Club.

Over £5,500 was raised from the day, which will be given to local charities including Age UK Solihull and Solihull Mind, as well as Prostate Cancer UK.

Rebecca Jacob, digital marketing and fundraising manager at Age UK Solihull, said: “We are so grateful to the Rotary Club of Knowle and Dorridge for supporting us with this fantastic event.

“I’m so pleased that the golfers enjoyed themselves, and the funds raised for Age UK Solihull will make a huge difference to older and vulnerable people in the local community.

“Thank you to everyone who took part, helped to organise and donated prizes, helping to raise an incredible amount for charities.”

The winning professional was James Freeman from Retford Golf Club shooting 2 under. Andrew Willey was close second at 1 under from Oakmere Park Golf Club and there was a three-way tie for 3rd place at level par with Sam Dodds, Paul Streeter, and Craig Shave.

The Pro-Am team event was won by Hull Golf Course, led by Professional Blake Ellison recording a score of 130 strokes.

Brockton Hall came Second with 131, Paul Streeter showing the way and including superb performance by Copt Heath player Lauren Bessford, who also won the nearest the Pin in Two on the 18th.

Third was the team from Retford GC at 132, Fourth place was tied at 135 with two Copt Heath teams challenging, but on count back the place went to the team of John Nosworthy, Brian Parkin and Keith White being led by Pro Andrew Willey, pipping Captain Peter McGarry, Sir Terry Morgan and Andy Foulkes with their Pro Craig Shave.

The final place, with a score of 136, was the mixed team of Copt Heath players led by Professional Aaron Lansberry with Kay Herd, Lizzie Brown and David Fleet.


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