East Devon Golf Club Captains’ Charity Day

1st September 2018

The postponed East Devon Golf Club Captains’ Charity Day event took place on 15th August and we were pleased to again be a sponsor for this much anticipated event.  Our team Marcus Quick, Peter Bennett, Steve Tutchings and Simon Cornwell, took on the course which is regarded by many as one of the finest courses in the region.  It’s easy to see why it is reviewed as one of the top 100 golf courses of the British Isles with such breath-taking views across Lyme Bay.   The team were a little nervous at tee off but, despite the distracting beauty of the Jurassic Coast, they were able to hold their heads high with a mid table finish.

In addition to sponsoring a hole at the event we donated a picture by local artist George Hutchinson of Coastal Impressions.  George’s bold colour interactions showcase this special part of the world, the image seemed very apt for a Club situated in such a stunning setting and the image will be used for their future fundraising ventures.

Acknowledging the importance of the day Patrick Langrishe, partner at Gilbert Stephens Solicitors, noted that “the club is a community hub and this fun event helps raise money that will be a vital lifeline to charities and we are proud of our continued involvement, and team performance!”

Tony Mackness captain of East Devon Golf Club added “it was a very, very successful day raising over £8,000 for the charities, Prostate Cancer UK and Bramble Ward Trust at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, with more money due to come in by the end of the year.  The day out performed all my expectations!”