Golfers get in the swing to help raise thousands

Captain's charity day at Matlock Golf Club/
Captain's charity day at Matlock Golf Club/
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MATLOCK Golf Club members were out in force on Saturday for a charity event that has further boosted the already formidable total raised for Hearing Dogs For The Deaf.

Club captain Don Heathcote and ladies captain Jenny Simpson held the annual Captains Charity Day, which saw 150 people taking part and raising funds, which have now increased the ongoing total for 2011 to a massive £4,700.

The winners on the day were Mark Midgely and Andrew Leach, the ladies prize went to Carol Hill and Julie Mundie and the mixed award to David and Shelia Allen.

Don Heathcote was delighted with the way the day went: “This is just one of the events being held for this charity, and myself and Jenny Simpson were extremely pleased with the number of people who supported it and the amount raised.

“We’ve held other events for the charity, such as the recent Speed Golf Day, but this is the biggest one of the year. To be up to £4,700 is wonderful, with four months of our year as captains still to go. We hope to get past £5,000 and it would be nice to get somewhere near £6,000.”

He continued: “We had a lot of charities to choose from and I thought this was a good one because I am deaf and I know what the people are going through who are helped by this particular charity. We’re delighted to be supporting it and to have raised so much so far.”

Next up to raise money for the charity is an Invitation Day on August 28 where the proceeds of the raffle will go to Hearing Dogs For The Deaf.

In a busy week at the club, last Tuesday was the annual Ladies Day, a medal competition over 18 and nine holes. Winner of the Jill Orme Trophy was Pamela Hedley and the winner of the nine-hole was Rosemary Cuff.

Finally, on Wednesday the club held a mens senior Am Am event with a full entry. The winners, with 89 points, were Bob Whylde, Paul Edwards,Tony Cox and Les Mooney, second were Barry Dring, Sammy Jones, Peter Duggan and Tom Hitchcock with 88 points.