£4,700 raised for charity at Brean Golf Club's annual tournament
celebrities from a variety of sporting backgrounds graced the
greens of Brean Golf Club this week to take part in its annual
Sports Celebrity Am Charity Tournament.
was the 26th staging of the popular event which saw 25 teams of
four compete for the Tom Childs Memorial Trophy.
year, the players were raising money for two good causes with
The Wooden Spoon Charity being added to the events long
standing beneficiary, The Injured Jockeys Fund.
Former England and British Lion hooker Mark Regan MBE led the
celebrities taking part in the day and he was joined by Somerset
Cricketers Pete Trego and Max Waller.
Bristols ex footballer Geoff Twentyman and his former Bristol
Rovers team mate Tony Pounder represented football whilst Speedways
Grand Prix Race Director Phil Morris was joined by referee Ronnie
sprinkling of PGA Golf professionals and National Hunt jockeys
also joined up with teams for an enjoyable afternoon on the superbly
prepared 18 hole, par 69 golf course.
At the end of the day, The Injured Jockeys Fund took away more
than just the money raised for them as the team they entered scooped
the winning prize.
by the Charities Vice Chairman Jonathan Powell, his team comprising
of ex jockey and now racehorse trainer Anthony Honeyball, Roy
Wilfort and Francesco Gregorace, carded a very impressive 91 points
for a one point winning margin.
Runners Up were the Brean Golf Club quartet led by 2016 Club Captain
Andy Thomas along with Roger Vaughan, John Mardon and Aaron Puddy.
other team reached the 90 point mark with 87 being good enough
for the PKF Francis Clark team led by Max Waller to secure third
played superbly and he was ably backed up by his team of Martin
Rogers, Colin Knight and Richard Hussey.
countback was required to decide the final two prizes with three
teams ending on a score of 84. 4th place was awarded to the team
led by National Hunt Jockey Tom OBrien from Phillip Hobbs
Sandhill Stables including Tim Dennis, Saul Woods and Richard
had the better back nine to relegate Tony Pounders AA Flooring
team of Brian Read, Jeff Read and Paul Tomlinson into 5th place
with The Sport Associates team led by Mark Regan just missing
out on the prizes.
Many other spot prizes were up for grabs for the players during
the day with the celebrities showing up well for these as the
names Trego and Twentyman were amongst those called out by Breans
PGA Professional and Director of Golf Andrew March as he made
the presentations at the end of the successful day in The Tavern
at Brean Leisure Park.
all the monies had been collected, organiser Julie Brown was delighted
to announce that £4,747.90 was raised for the two charities.
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves
on the day and we had so much positive feedback from the people
who took part."
big thank you goes out to the celebrities, all the teams who participated
and the companies who kindly supported the event and helped make
it the success it was. We are already looking forward to next
years event with many people asking already when it is as
they want to be part of it again!"
Event sponsors and supporters were ABI UK, Thatchers, Heineken,
CBS, NFU Mutual, AA Flooring, Three Cherries, St Austell, Spider
Group, Towens, Town & Country Flooring, Gould & Swayne
Solicitors, Novel Toy, Giftworks, Ruth Badger Consultancy, Coast
Insurance, Bespoke Signs, Open Vision Finance, Marshfield Ice
Cream, Molston Coors, CID, Calor Gas, Hunts Food Service, BWS
Standfast, Stuart Line Cruises, Grand Pier Weston, Brean Splash,
Brean Gym, Bay of India, Princess Theatre and Arena Racing.