On Friday 5th September, Minchinhampton Golf Club held their first Pro-Am event in 8 years in aid of local charity, The Nelson Trust. The day was well received with a great deal of positive feedback from those playing in the tournament which saw 36 teams complete the course on a lovely sunny day.
The tournament was won by the HGBB Team consisting of professional Darren Bragg, head professional at North London Golf Academy, and amateurs Patrick Holmes, Terry Guildford, and Victoria Bailey. The team received the Richard Lister Memorial Trophy which was hand-made by clients at The Nelson Trust.
The Nelson Trust would like to thank all those who played in the event and those at Minchinhampton who helped make the day such a success. We would like to mention a special thank you to our main sponsor Edward Trehearne of St. James’s Place Wealth Management. We would also like to thank Cotswold BMW, who gave the opportunity to win a new 3 series BMW with a hole-in-one; The Amberley Inn, who provided a BBQ at the half-way house; Endsleigh Insurance; Stroud News & Journal; Flair4IT; Ian Coley Shooting School; Personal Best, who sponsored a ‘nearest the string’ competition; John Barnes, who sponsored a ‘nearest the pin’ competition; and CLG Engineering, who sponsored the longest drive competition. The winners of the spot prizes were John Povall for the straightest drive; Sara Poultney for nearest the pin at the 13th; Caren Spindler and Russ Hopkins for the longest drives at the 16th.
The Nelson Trust would also like to thank everyone who donated a raffle prize including Stuart Bernau, Stuart Little, Fitness Mill, EDF Energy, Personal Best Studio, Ian Coley Shooting School, Vinotopia, Stroud Brewery, Tigermoth, and the Carpet Superstore.
The event made over £6,000 for The Nelson Trust which will be allow the charity to continue improving the lives of those affected by alcohol and substance misuse.