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Cober Valley Rotary Club charity golf tournament raises thousands
1:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014 in News
Thousands of pounds have been raised at a charity golf tournament organised by the Rotary Club of Cober Valley.
It is estimated that an impressive £3,500 was collected, through sponsorship, team entry fees, and a game of bingo, at the event held at the West Cornwall Golf Club, Lelant.
Of this, £3,000 will be donated to the Clinical Oncology Amenity fund – the event’s main charity to support this year – which will provide specialised equipment for the Sunrise Centre at the Royal Cornwall Hospital.
The day began in light drizzle, but the weather soon cleared up to perfect conditions for a golf tournament, with sunshine and a very light breeze.
Caroline Hemsworth, of the Rotary Club, said: “It went very well.”
A total of 18 teams of four took part, all at the same time with a shotgun start.
The winning team was from Specsavers and consisted of George Curnow, James Wildy, Bruce Daniel, Jon Goodredge, Jon Eva, and David Johnson, who won a trophy, golf balls, and Marks & Spencer vouchers.
Other winners included Ryan Ivory for longest men’s drive and Brenda Williamson for longest ladies’ drive.
The ladies “nearest pin” prize went to Alison Gessey, and the men’s went to SM McKenzie.
Members of the Rotary Club of Cober Valley said they were “very grateful” to the West Cornwall Golf Club for providing the course and facilities, plus an “excellent” meal after the tournament. Sponsors were Atlantic Pools, Atlantic Hot Tubs, Brewin Dolphin Stock Brokers, Carbis Bay Hotel, Falmouth Diesels, Go View London Estate Agents, Goonhilly Cloud Services, Green Gen UK, Kernow Technology Engineering Ltd, Kimberley's Estate Agents, Lower Polladras Caravan Park, RJ Pearse Marine Consultants, Paul Richards Builders, RIG Healthcare, RS Valeting/G&D Motors, Skyinside UK, Southern England Farms, Specsavers Redruth, Steve Hastings Independent Financial Services, Stratford Herald Newspaper, Wheal Dream Bar & Restaurant, Xstrahl and 3B.
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