Golfers swing for the Midlands Air Ambulance

26 Jun, 2019

Despite the amazing flooding around Worcester, somehow the weather held out for our 4th and best ever Charity Golf Day in aid of Midlands Air Ambulance.


The day started with bacon butties and a photocall for 44 players by the first tee where a flock of geese watched with interest from the centre of the fairway. Our Chairman, Peter Appleton, teed off and made his way onto the course with Sue Appleton (our only lady golfer), Olly Walker (the young golfer we are proud to sponsor) and Greg Mayson of Hooray Recruitment, one of several new golfers joining us on the day.

We were delighted that as well as individual golfers, we welcomed more teams than ever, including Lookers (Mercedes-Benz), Willcox Matthews, Haines Watts and Jelf. The day was punctuated by a few light showers, but nothing compared to the torrential rain that had left central Worcester under floodwater, and a surprise flypast of the Midlands Air Ambulance was a timely reminder of why we were there. Luckily, the attempts of one golfer to retrieve his ball from the close confines of a protective swan did not end in disaster and the day progressed smoothly.
Meantime, our fun golfers, including representatives from Midlands Air Ambulance, Handelsbanken, Headturner Search and The Development Manager Ltd enjoyed lessons in driving, chipping, pitching and putting before short yet highly competitive battles to win chocolate and other prizes from the Pro Shop.

Once our golfers had returned, we retired to the adjoining Bank House Hotel for a talk by Jo Bailey of Midlands Air Ambulance, followed by the raffle and prize-giving. Our Assessor, Dan Pemberton, victim of much teasing on the first hole by his fellow team mates was as surprised as they were to find that he hadn’t won the much coveted ‘wooden spoon’ trophy for lowest scoring golfer. The leading golfer award was hotly contested with a tie, but went to Dave Formaston with a score of 42 on a back 9 count back.

Once monies raised from the silent auction of signed Worcester Warriors and Worcestershire County Cricket Club shirts were included, we raised a magnificent £1450, our highest total to date.

We’d like to thank all our golfers and those who donated prizes to help us make this the best year yet.

Watch the highlights from the day here!

Why not join us next year?

If you’re keen to raise money and have a great day playing golf or fun golf, please put the 23rd June 2020 in your diary now and email to add your details to our mailing list. We’ll let you know more details in due course.



Thanks to our donors:

Phil Price, Lookers (Mercedes-Benz), Bransford Golf Club, Browns at the Quay, The Bank House Hotel, AMCO, Clearview Business Systems, JFS Services (Distinctly Gin), Morgan Motor Company, Worcester Warriors, Worcestershire County Cricket Club, Auto K Garage, The Filling Station and The Cottage in the Wood.

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