Golfers joined together to celebrate the 40-year anniversary of Edwalton Golf Centre on Sunday and braved the elements for a special round at the venue.
Deputy Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire Mick Burrows teed off, as his predecessor Lord Lieutenant Franklin did in 1981, to celebrate the milestone and start a special 18-hole competition in aid of charity hosted by the Edwalton Golf Club Committee, Rushcliffe Borough Council and partners Glendale Golf.
The course in Edwalton was designed by renowned international golf course architect Frank Pennink, whose work includes designing the Vilamoura in Portugal and Noordwijk in Holland which are considered to be some of the best in the world.
The competition and other activities supported worthy charities as 64 players and 15 teams battled it out in testing weather conditions overseen by the club’s Captain, Peter Standring.
The shotgun start saw all players begin at the same time with all participants taking around four hours to complete the course.
Once the scores were counted the winners were announced and the prizes handed over.
- Mark Burns – 1st Prize. Putter – Odyssey White Hot OG 7 and a trophy.
- Phil Bailey – 2nd Prize. Rushcliffe Golf Club one round for four players.
- Trevor Jones – 3rd Prize. Radcliffe on Trent Golf Club one round for four players.
- Team winners – Ryan Elliott, Stephen Gel, Kieran Allan, Charles Standring. Sherwood Forest Golf Club one round for four players.
- Chris Lager – Longest drive handicap 0 to 20. Box of AD 333 x 12 golf balls.
- Craig Richardson – Longest drive handicap over 20. Box of AD 333 x 12 golf balls.
- Steve Spitzmuller – Nearest the pin on the 8th hole. Lesson with Golf Pro Chris Lager.
- Carwyn Smith – Nearest the pin on the 7th hole. Lesson with Golf Pro Danny Bursztyn.
- Phil Bailey – Nearest the pin on the 14th hole. Free month golf at Edwalton Golf Centre.
The celebration also involved raffles and activities to support Breast and Prostate Cancer charities which saw over £280 raised.