Golfers urged to sign up for William Potts Pairs Championship

Lily Robinson tees of in last year's championship
Lily Robinson tees of in last year's championship

The William Potts Pairs Championship is preparing to tee off at Tadmarton Heath Golf Club for the second year.

The Stableford pairs competition is jointly sponsored by the golf club and the Banbury Guardian and this year’s event will raise funds for Katharine House Hospice.

It is being held on Friday, October 10 with tee times starting at 9.30am and David Newman, general manager at Tadmarton Heath, said he is looking forward to raising funds for another charity cause.

He said: “This competition is open for all golfers with a handicap and living in the circulation area of the Banbury Guardian newspaper.

“Hopefully we will have the same amount of players compete this year, if not more. It was great to have so many club members together last year raising money for a good cause. This day is a celebration of both the golf club and the newspaper and doing a little bit for the community while having a good day out.”

Last year’s event raised £300 for Dogs for the Disabled as more than 50 golfers battled heavy rain in the inaugural contest.

Geoff Stone and Paul Fuller of Cherwell Edge Golf Club won the men’s competition with 44 points, while Tadmarton Heath’s Thelma Mawle and Maureen McInnes returned the best ladies score with 38 points.

This year there will be prizes for both men’s and women’s overall winners as well as second, third and fourth place.

The day will also feature a nearest-to-the-pin challenge, coffee on arrival and a special golfer’s lunch with the golf club’s famous sweet trolley.

Banbury Guardian editor Jason Gibbins said: “Despite atrocious weather, last year’s debut Potts Pair Championship was a fantastic day.

“I’m delighted Tadmarton Heath wants to host the competition once again, so I would encourage all golfers to mark October 10 in their diary and support this great competition at a magnificent course.”

Entry costs £32 for Tadmarton Heath members and £42 for non-members. Entries close on Monday, September 30.

For more information call Mr Newman on 01608 738091, e-mail or download an entry form here.