Friday 1st July saw Illingworth Seddon host their second annual Charity Golf Day and also saw Phil and Jonathan crossing their fingers for some sun to shine on them!
With Illingworth Seddon Golf Buggies prepped with goody bags and loaded up with the teams, they all headed off to their allocated hole.
A shotgun start at 12 o’clock saw 11 Four Balls teeing off for what would be a superb day of golf, we had a few people drop out due to the events at the Euro’s and Wales making it to the quarter finals!!
As the sun shone, Phil and Jonathan raced around keeping everybody refreshed on the course and even had time to play a couple of holes with the guests, also trying their hand at ‘Beating the Pro’ - the least said about that the better!
Competition grew as the day progressed, with prizes up for grabs for ‘nearest the pin’, ‘longest drive’ and ‘beat the Pro’ on the very windy 15th!
The day ended with drinks and banter back at the clubhouse and a hearty meal. Presentations made for the competition winners included 9 bottles of Champagne for those who beat the Pro (2 of those going to Jonathan Fell who, along with a number of other golfers, couldn’t resist another try!); nearest the pin was Guy Sambrook (The Entertainer) who won a year’s supply of Ice Cream, generously donated by Tom Fell from The Cheshire Ice Cream Farm in Tattenhall; Simon Mawdsley (Aaron & Partners ) won a Four Ball kindly donated by Carden Park, for the Longest Drive; the well-deserved prize of a Four ball at Carden Park and a Magnum of Champagne went to Louis Middlehurst (Allington Hughes) for the best individual Stableford score (2nd Year Running) and the Colin McDavid Memorial Team Trophy was awarded to the team from Aaron & Partners (also for the 2nd Year running) along with a bottle of champagne for each team player.
We were lucky to be joined by Angella Rawsthorne from Claire House Hospice, our chosen charity of the year, who gave us an insight to the work done by the hospice and also spoke to us about how the Hospice changed the life for one family who lost their son at the age of 5.
The day was confirmed as an outstanding success with over £4,000.00 being raised on the day and further donations still coming in which, with company matching is a total of over £8,000.00 being raised for Claire House Hospice and the St. James's Place Foundation who will allocate to various children’s charities.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who took part and also those who couldn’t take part but made a generous donation.