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Tenth charity golf day raises record sum for KHH

Adderbury golfers Simon Parker and Andrew Blake were successful. NNL-140707-123857001

Adderbury golfers Simon Parker and Andrew Blake were successful. NNL-140707-123857001

Keen golfers helped raise a record sum for Katharine House Hospice as part of the tenth Adderbury Golf Day last week.

A total of £4,250 was raised for the charity at the event held 
at Banbury Golf Club last Friday, compared to last year’s £3,050.

More than £20,000 has been raised for KHH over the ten years.

Organiser Nick Fennell said: “It grows more and more each year, which is brilliant.

“The important thing is to raise the money – the golf is just incidental, but we had a lot of fun as well!”

Adderbury occasional golfers Simon Parker and Andrew Blake saw off high quality competition to scoop the star prize.

They won on countback from golf day veterans Barry Gilkes and Phil Montanaro. David Rose picked up nearest the pin, while Mr Blake also won the longest drive.

Mr Fennell said: “These were the star turns in a record field of 72 golfers of all shapes sizes abilities and ailments, who quite remarkably mastered the complexities of the shotgun start.”

He added the organisers are very grateful for people’s support.

He said: “The great hospitality of Banbury Golf Club made for a splendid afternoon.

“We also want to thank the many local businesses and villagers who donated such an amazing array of prizes which meant we were able to raise a record sum.”

The main sponsors of the event were Gracewell, Stanbra Powell, Archstone, J&M Humphris, Whitley Stimpson, Noah’s Ark, Trade Secret, Bower & Bailey, Cartwright Arms and G4S.

Mr Fennell added he is keen for the record to be beaten at next year’s event.

 

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