Charity golfers raise £2,200 at annual event

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More than £2,000 has been raised at an annual golf tournament to support those with heart disease.

Organised by the British Heart Foundation Pocklington and District Committee, the event was held at The Oaks Golf Club in Aughton.

A total of 25 teams of four golfers took part to help raise £2,200 for the British Heart Foundation.

The golfers started the day with a bacon sandwich before taking on 18 holes of golf. The teams were treated with a post-tournament pie, chips and peas at the end of the day.

The overall winners in the men’s were Darren Tuplin, Andy Jewitt, Nigel Norton and Steve Robson. The ladies winners were Sally Swann, Sue Kendra, Alison Johnson and Jan Minns. There were also prizes for the nearest the pin and longest drive.

Chris Hindwell, the chair of the Pocklington Committee, said: “ We are very grateful to everyone who took part and we would also like to offer a special appreciation to our 19 sponsors and supporters who contribute so much.

“I would like to thank the management and staff of the Oaks Golf Club who ensured a great day was had by all.

“We had very good feedback from the players who said they had thoroughly enjoyed the day, it was well organised and they would like to play again next year.” All funds raised by those contributing to the golf tournament will help ensure the British Heart Foundation can continue to save thousands of lives through ground breaking research and innovative prevention and care work.

Plans for next year’s event are already underway and the golf tournament will be held on Friday June 16, 2017.