Golfers tee-off for charity contest on ‘par-fect’ Swaffham day
In roasting conditions, almost 80 golfers from across the county attended the Swaffham Rotary Club’s annual charity golf day.
Taking place at Swaffham Golf Club on Monday, a range of charities were supported through the day, principally The Merle Boddy Centre and Swaffham & District Mental Health Association.
The final total of funds raised is yet to be announced, but Denis Bishop of the Rotary Club said it is likely to be “approaching £4,000”.
And 76 golfers took part in the event, which included a buffet lunch.
Teams played a Stableford format for the two best scores on each hole.
Wealth management company Wilgrass Cornish emerged as the team champions with Nigel, Ben and Michael Wilgrass, and Ricky Cornish in the team.
‘Three Pars and a Birdie’ came second.
Swaffham deputy town clerk, Claire Smith, who was playing for The Merle Boddy team, said the event was “very welcoming” to all golfers.
“It was a real community effort with people coming together from different realms,” Mrs Smith said.
A charity auction also took place with the golf awards being presented by Rotary president Stephen Ward and the main sponsor, Paul Twite of Adrian Flux Insurance.
Councillor Ian Pilcher attended to support The Merle Boddy team, which included Keith Harris-Doy, husband of the deputy manager at the day service.
“The course was presented beautifully and the conditions were perfect,” Mr Pilcher said.