Annual Charity Golf Event continues to thrive

Annual Charity Golf Event continues to thrive
All the winners

The annual Campaign Care 94 Charity Golf Day took place on Sunday, 23rd June.

This popular event was held at Heacham Manor Golf Club, raising money for Campaign Care 94 (CC94) which primarily donates to the Norfolk Hospice Tapping House and the Bob Champion Cancer Trust. Sixty players converged at the local venue to take part in long overdue blazing sunshine.

CC94 began in 1994 with all the Trustees being local people. Organiser and Trustee, Jim Race, said, “I played golf about two to three times a year and had the idea that I could organise a Golf Day on behalf of CC94”. And so it began in 2007 with 12 teams taking part. Jim added, “we were fortunate enough to have ex Grand National winner, Bob Champion himself, come down for the prize giving”. Bob Champion CBE won the Grand National on Aldaniti in 1981 whilst recovering from cancer.

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John Burton & Bob Champion

The individual Bob Champion Trophy went to John Burton, whilst the Adrian Large team trophy for the best Stableford score (130 points) went to Ness Heighton, Dave Heighton, Colin Brown and Sandra Joseph. Adrian’s daughters, Jemma and Jessica, presented the Trophy. Heacham Golf Club captain, Denny Turner, won the Terry Kendal ‘Player of the Day’ Trophy for his 11 pars. Terry’s wife, Janet, presented the Trophy. The Keith Kendal ‘Shot of the Day’ Trophy went to Paul Boon for his amazing chip on the 17th hole for birdie. Keith’s grandson, Harry, presented the award. The Ladies Trophy was won by Ness Heighton with Sandra Joseph second.

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Colin Brown, Sandra Joseph, Ness Heighton, Jemma Greef, Bob Champion, Dave Heighton & Jessica Large

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Denny Turner, Bob Champion & Janet Kendal

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Bob Champion, Paul Boon & Harry Kendal

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Simon Massen, Mason Bernstein and Bob Champion

Mason Bernstein, a 22 year old greenkeeper from King’s Lynn Golf Course, achieved an eagle on the par 5 11th hole, which won him the Arthur Massen ‘Special Hole’ Trophy. This was presented by Arthur’s son, Simon, who is Chairman of CC94. Mason shot an incredible 67 on the par 72 course. He also won ‘Nearest the Pin’ on the 15th to conclude a very successful day. Mason, who has a handicap of plus 5, is aiming to turn professional.

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Ness Heighton & Bob Champion

In total there have been 16 Golf Days raising close to £20,000 for CC94, with over £1,500 added to the total from this year’s event. Jim continues, “these tournaments would not have been the success they have been without the regular support of my wife Janet, her Mum June Critcher and helpers Janet Kendal, Mandy and Vaughan Barton and Val Minns. We look forward to seeing everyone again next year”.

Look out for your August edition of Town and Around that will feature Bob Champion 'In the Spotlight'!

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