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Golf day raised £1,500

Generous golfers ensured a hospice was not left teed off – after helping to raise £1,500 for the charity.

 

A total of 36 golfers took part in Herriot Hospice Homecare’s charity golf day at Rockliffe Hall Golf Club, Hurworth, near Darlington.


This was the first time the charity had staged its annual golf day at the course, which is owned by Middlesbrough FC Chairman Steve Gibson and has been touted as a future Ryder Cup venue.


The golfers were treated to breakfast rolls before tackling the 7,870-yard course in teams of four, playing the Stableford handicap-based points system.


After the golf, there were prizes given out for the top scoring teams and individual prizes for nearest to the pin and longest drive. Raffle prizes, including a four-ball at Rockliffe Hall, a cricket ball signed by Sir Ian Botham and packs of golf balls were also presented. The players then sat down for a two-course evening meal.


Among the golfers taking part was Peter Kershaw, Chairman of Herriot Hospice Homecare, who said: “We were delighted to stage our annual golf day at such a prestigious venue as Rockliffe Hall and I know all the golfers were very impressed by the course and the surroundings.


“£1,500 is a fantastic amount to raise and it will all be put towards helping people with life limiting illnesses in Richmondshire and Hambleton.


“We would like to thank everyone who supported the event, either by entering a team, buying raffle tickets or sponsoring the day; we could not do it without their generosity.


“We are confident that when word gets around about how great the course and facilities are, even more people will be queuing up to take part next year.”

Article Posted 14th June 2016