Golfers swing into action for club’s annual event

The winners of the Ian Steel Memorial Trophy - Andrew Kendall, Tim Murdoch, Chris Gowthorpe and Steve Wilson.
The winners of the Ian Steel Memorial Trophy - Andrew Kendall, Tim Murdoch, Chris Gowthorpe and Steve Wilson.

Keen golfers got into the swing of things for a charity golf day and helped raise £2,000 for good causes.

Pocklington District Lions held their annual charity golf day at the KP Club in Kilnwick Percy. A total of 55 ladies and men took part, including golfers from the Pocklington area, Beverley and York.

The stableford competition for the Ian Steel Memorial Trophy was presented by Pocklington District Lions president Richard Knill to the winning team from YARA of Andrew Kendall, Tim Murdoch, Chris Gowthorpe and Steve Wilson with a score of 90 points.

The winner of the individual ladies competition was Helen Webster with 34 points and the winner of the individual men’s competition was Paul Walters with 41 points.

The success of this event was a result of both an increase in entry fees but also an increase in the very important sponsorship from local businesses who over recent years have continued to support this major fundraising event in the Lions’ calendar.

As a result £500 will be donated to each of the four causes chosen by the club members - Alzheimer’s Society (East Yorkshire), Breast Cancer Care, Pocklington Canal Amenity Society and Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (East Yorkshire).

The club would like to sincerely thank all the golfers who played on the day and sponsors who helped make the event a success.

The Pocklington District Lions charity golf day is held in memory of a former member of the club, Ian Steel.

The club’s 2016 charity golf day will be held at the KP Club on 9 September 2016.