Charity golf day will be repeated

Tomsie's Golf Day
Tomsie's Golf Day

A charity golf day has raised £7,200 for Rennie Grove Hospice Care.

The event, organised by charity volunteer Steve Toms, took place at Chartridge Park Golf Club on July 16.

Twelve teams took part in Tomsie’s Charity Golf Day, playing 18 holes, most of them sponsored by individuals and firms taking part, against the backdrop of the Pendor Valley and Chiltern Hills.

Players took part in a Nearest the Pin and Longest Drive competition and also paid to test their skills by attempting to chip a golf ball into an old washing machine – a feat achieved by just one person.

After the golf, players enjoyed a two-course dinner and were entertained by after-dinner speaker and charity supporter Nigel Rothband.

Mr Rothband also conducted the auction, with lots including a signed Watford Football Club shirt, a Saracens Rugby Club shirt and a London skyline canvas, raising £2,000 for the charity.

Steve said: “I had great fun organising the event and managed to twist the arm of many old friends and former colleagues to support the day with generous offers of sponsorship and prizes. It turned out to be a great day and far exceeded my expectations in every way, but especially the great sum raised for Rennie Grove Hospice Care.

“Due to the success of this first event, I have now decided to repeat the Golf Day next year and hope to raise even more money to provide hospice care and support for local patients.”

The 2016 Golf Day will take place on Friday, June 17, at Whipsnade Golf Club. To register an interest, call Ros Lee on 01442 890222.