BREAN Golf Clubs fundraising drive for the Burnham-On-Sea hovercraft has got off to a tee-rific start by raising £2,300 from its first big event of the season.
More than 80 golfers putted, chipped and drove their way around the fairways to raise money for BARB, the group that runs the hovercraft, during a special tournament held at Brean last week.
It was a lot of fun and we were delighted that such a super amount was raised, said Bob Masterman, Brean Golf Club Mens Captain.
Players and spectators were also able to take a look inside the hovercraft during the day as crewmembers had taken the craft out to Brean and parked it near the first tee.
Alan Miller, BARB chairman, thanked the organisers and added: "Were incredibly grateful to Brean Golf Club and everyone who took part. It was a very successful day, and to raise such a large amount for the hovercraft is simply superb.
Brean Golf Club has pledged to raise money for BARB throughout the year, having decided to choose the hovercraft as its main charity for fundraising. All money raised will go towards the high costs of purchasing and maintaining equipment and funding the crews ongoing training.
Last Fridays event was won by Prices Pedroes, a team comprising of Rob Price, P Edwards, G Clark and T Smith, who completed the course in nine under par.
They were presented with the BARB Charity Trophy, a special award made just for this event and donated by Steve Elton of Bespoke Signs in Highbridge.
Masterman praised the winners, saying: Despite strong winds and
challenging playing conditions, they did well to complete their round
with a strong score it was such a blustery day that the ball
was going in all directions!