An afternoon of Birdies, Bogeys and Back Swings in support of Bendrigg Trust

Greg Norman once said ‘Happiness is a long walk with a putter’

Teams made up of Playdale staff and local keen golfers spent a happy afternoon in the sun putting, pitching and driving as they took part in a charity golf event last Friday to raise funds for the amazing Bendrigg Trust charity. A fantastic £460 was raised. Bendrigg are one of Playdale’s chosen good causes for 2017; based in Old Hutton near Kendal they are industry leading experts for outdoor and physical activities for people with disabilities.

The Playdale Charity Golf day took place at Grange Fell Golf Club at Grange-over-Sands and, following a week of wet weather, the eight teams taking part were thankful that the sun decided to shine down on the green that afternoon!

Our Assistant External Operations Manager Jamie Parkinson teeing off!

We were lucky enough to have some generous sponsorship for the event with a host of fantastic donated prizes. These became the raffle prizes and also prizes for golfing prowess in the shape of 1st, 2nd and 3rd placed teams, Nearest Pin and Longest Drive. Huge thanks to Cartmel Sticky Toffee Pudding Company, Ulverston Leisure Centre, The Bakehouse at Greenodd and Rack ‘n’ Stak to name a few of the supportive sponsors.

The tournament played out well, with everyone thoroughly enjoying themselves. Afterwards it was into the clubhouse for gourmet pie & peas supplied by The Bakehouse at Greenodd, the raffle and some golfing reflection over a celebratory drink! (Celebrating a successful, enjoyable event)

Bendrigg Trust and Playdale displays along with Raffle prizes in the Grange Fell Golf Clubhouse

The winners were as follows…

1st placed team – D Wilson, D Airey, R Kay and N Sugden – 100 points (card playoff)

2nd – J Parkinson, G Wild, S Russell, A Salisbury – 100 points

3rd – W Anderson, D Unsworth, G Wilson, S Bailey – 99 points

Nearest pin – Gareth Wild

Longest Drive – Stephen Hubbard

A great afternoon was had by all, and a superb amount of money has been raised for an extremely worthy cause.


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