Golf charity day raises more than £5000 for Blythe House Hospicecare

Golf charity day

In these incredibly challenging times for Charities, it was refreshing that Chapel en Le Frith-based Blythe House Hospicecare were able to combine with Buxton and High Peak Golf Club to run the Charity’s Annual Golf Day on 4th September. Blythe’s events coordinator, Becca Gregory, said she “was delighted that this event could take place when so many have had to be cancelled this year”.  Becca also gave fulsome praise to Golf Club who had been “fantastic and supportive: in ensuring the event went ahead under Covid-safe restrictions. 

Golf charity day

Golf charity day

In breezy conditions, 42 teams took on the challenge of one of Derbyshire’s oldest golf courses and it was the excellent 47 points of Jamie Crisp & Matthew Bailey (Buxton and High Peak) that prevailed with Greenway Hall’s James Vern & Gavin Small close behind.

Golf charity day

Of course, the real winner was Blythe House with over £5000 raised to support their hospice care activities. The Charity are extremely grateful to all sponsors and those who attended the event.

Golf charity day

The full list of prize winners at the all day event were:

1st –  Jamie Crisp & Matthew Bailey (High Peak Golf Club) with 47 points

Prize – Golf Bag per player, kindly donated by Pak Pro

2nd – James Vern & Gavin Small (Greenway Hall) with 46 points

Prize – £75 Next voucher per player

3rd – Jase Cartlidge & Mick Gee (Greenway Hall) with 44 points (23 on back 9)

Prize –  A Voucher for 4 players for the prestigious Prestbury Golf Club

4th – Anthony Windle & Barry Embleton (Lhoist) with 44 points (22 on back 9)

Prize – Bottle of Whisky and box of Golf Balls per player

5th – Roger Dowell & Mark Elliott (Pak Pro) with 44 points (21 on back 9)

Prize – £10 voucher for the Sacro Lounge per player

Golf charity day
#blythebear also provided an extra hazard for golfers at the charity event! 

Despite these Covid-blighted times Buxton and High Peak Golf Club has been a hive of activity over the last few weeks and a raft of well attended open competitions. Most recently the Seniors’ Open saw a local team, led by BHPGC Chairman Bob Scott and supported by David Lambert, Drew Turner and Ron Harrison amass a winning 86 pts, with teams from Breadsall, Chapel and Greenmount just a point behind. And 86 points was the winning score at the recent Open Mixed competition with the team of Phil Godfrey, Andrew Scowen, Gill Godfrey and Cheryl Scowen grabbing the spoils, while in the Club’s Open Turkey the Cavendish pair of J Gregory & O Allen stormed to victory.

High Peak Golf Club, 27 Town End, Fairfield, Buxton, SK17 7EN

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