Little Hay charity bash proves to be a roaring success

The annual captain's charity day raised thousands of pounds at Little Hay Golf Club
The annual captain's charity day raised thousands of pounds at Little Hay Golf Club
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Each year Little Hay Golf Club hold their annual charity day in aid of the captain’s charities.

This year, club captain Chris Miles chose the Alzheimer’s Association and Parkinson’s UK to benefit from the day – the charities are close to his heart, with his father suffering from both illnesses.

Six months of hard work by Little Hay club vice-captain Wayne Griffin produced one of the best charity days the golf club has seen for a long while.

More than 80 players from all sections of the club, including guests, competed in what was a day to remember as the sun beamed down over the Little Hay Golf Course, producing some top-notch golf.

Winners on the day were:

Blue Tees: 1st - Chris Miles, 40 points; 2nd - Karl Burn, 38 points; 3rd - Wayne Griffin, 36 points.

White Tees: 1st - George Rocca, 42 points; 2nd - Hayden Bunce, 37 points; 3rd - Luke Wrathall, 36 points.

Red Tees: 1st - Dorcas Kindinger, 40 points; 2nd - Pauline Manning, 39 points (on count-back); 3rd - Clare Stammeijer, 39 points.

Guests: 1st - Nick Hunt, 44 points; 2nd - Daniel Miles, 42 points.

After the golf from the sun soaked morning, it was time for the real fun to start, with the prize giving, grand raffle and auction.

Items were donated from a range of companies, including the event’s two main sponsors – Northridge Cars and Tony Browett – while former World Number One golfer Luke Donald signed items in a presentation box which went up for auction.

The three main bidders on the day were Phil Jefferson, John Leahy and Chris Miles – with John making the winning bid of £325.

After all the festivities had been completed, it was time to total up the kitty for the true winners of the day – The Alzheimers Association and Parkinsons UK,

The outstanding total of £2,637.50 was the final amount raised. Wayne said: “I would like to thank, with much heartfelt love, each and every club member, family and friends who turned up to support myself and the club on the day.”