Thursday 12th July saw 42 golfers take part in the second Aspire Sports Trust Charity Golf Day. With the sun shining it was set to be a perfect day for golf.
Before taking on the 18-hole course, guests were welcomed with a bacon butty and the opportunity to practice on the driving range. Teeing off was from 11.15am and by 1pm all 12 teams were away.
As each team came to the halfway point, their putting skills were tested as they were invited to take part in the putting competition to be in with a chance of winning £100.
Upon reaching the 14th hole, the golfers were presented with the hole-in-one challenge to win £10,000. It was a tricky hole, with guests having to hit the ball over water. An extremely mixed bag saw a few balls making a splash. However, there was a joint intake in breath as a member of the Athlone finished inches away from hole.
The day of golf came to an end and everyone tucked into a well-deserved BBQ as Chair Mike Gowen thanked all participants and sponsors for their support, including headline sponsors Solutions2 .
A £20 pro shop voucher was presented to Jack Bowen from the Belfry for Longest Drive and James Cooper from Cooper Solutions for Nearest to the Pin. It was time to reveal who would be taking home the team trophy. With only one point in it, it was Solutions2 that were crowned champions with 93 points.
Just under £4,000 was raised for the Trust! We would like to reiterate Mike’s thanks to all our sponsors and those that participated in what was a fantastic day.
See you all next year!