March 21, 2011
golfer's fundraising drive raises a tee-rific £800!
professional golfer Nick Pope has raised hundreds of pounds for
Comic Relief by helping
golfers hone their skills.
offered free golf lessons on Red Nose Day in return for a donation
to the charity - and was delighted to raise a tee-rific sum of
His marathon coaching session began at 9am on Friday and finished
at 2pm on Saturday.
Some 27 golfers took up the opportunity of improving their golf
"They each received coaching on either their short game
or bunker play and a few opted to go hi-tech and took their session
in the indoor teaching studio at
the Isle of Wedmore Golf Club,"
said Nick, who
is Head Professional at the club.
Nick sported a bright red shirt and even a red nose and a few
of the golfers turned up sporting their red noses too!
He said: "I had hoped to raise around £100 from the
free golf lessons but when I totalled up the donations I was delighted
to find almost £800 had been raised!"
Nick is no stranger to fund raising as he was heavily involved
with the past efforts of Burnham Pool where he was part of the
Management Team, raising around £70,000 for Children In
He also walked from his home in Burnham to Wedmore Golf Club
to raise money for a defibrillating machine for the Club and later
this year he is planning a cycle ride with his wife and Assistant
Professional at Wedmore Golf Club, Carole Pope, from Lands End
to John OGroats in aid of CLIC Sargent.