Time is running out for golfers who wish to take part in a charity competition organised by Tadmarton Heath Golf Club and the Banbury Guardian.
The William Potts Pairs Championship – named after the Banbury Guardian’s founding editor William Potts – will take place on Friday, October 11.
David Newman, general manager of Tadmarton Heath, said: “I don’t think we have anything like this in the area. We hope this is something that can last for many years.”
The competition is open to 60 pairs of male and female golfers. Tee times get under way at 9.30am on the day, with prizes for the top men and ladies, as well as nearest to the pin and nearest to the pin in two shots.
The club has been at its site near Wigginton since 1922 and it is hoped the competition will be a permanent fixture in its calendar. A local charity will benefit from a proportion of the proceeds of the day.
Mr Newman said: “This is what we hope will become an annual event to allow golfers to play a heathland course at a reasonable cost.”
Banbury Guardian editor Jason Gibbins said: “We have already had an excellent response to the competition, but we are keen to fill every available space to ensure competition is high and that we raise as much money for charity as possible.”
The £40 per pair entry fee includes coffee and a special golfers’ lunch. Entries close on Monday, September 30.