The fourth Help for Heroes Charity Golf Day attracted a large field of more than 50 AmAm teams who competed for the Bastion Trophy. They enjoyed the fine, but breezy conditions and Longcliffe's usual challenging course, which included sponsored hole in one and nearest the pin prizes on the par 3's and a nearest the barrel target on 18. Complimentary drinks, snack bars and fruit were offered on the 1st tee and cold drinks and refreshments were provided at the Halfway House.
In the evening there was a good turnout for the Charity Auction and entertainment provided by the ever popular Nanna Radley's Band and Disco. At the conclusion of the Help For Heroes Day a Last Post Ceremony was held to honour those members who fell during the Great War of 1914 -1918. Master of Ceremonies Harry Worden read out their names, and wreaths were laid on behalf of the Club and by Mr Mick Wells on behalf of Loughborough British Legion.
Winners of the Bastion Trophy were Philip Hall, Tom Adamek, Herbie Johnson and Fabio Brunetti with 86 points. Runners up with 85 points were Roger Holt, Gary Haslum, Craig Spooner and Tina Rumming, and third, also with 85, were Joe and Steve Critchley, Scott Mugglestone and John Wilson. Nearest the Pin Prizes: 1st: Chris Cooper. 5th: Craig Spooner. 15th: Steve Marlow. Nearest the Pin in 2 on 10th: Rachael Miller. Nearest the Barrel on 18: Mick Hollinsworth.
Raffle Prize Winners
1st Prize £100 Tyler's voucher - Trev Dalton
2nd Prize Moto Caddy trolley Bag - Graham Armston
3rd Prize Cut and Blow Dry - Barry Biddles
4th Prize Bottle Single Malt - Ron Henson
5th Prize Bottle Whiskey - Mike Robson
6th Prize Dozen Nike Golf balls - Leighton Hull
7th Prize Dozen Nike Golf balls - Ian Preston
8th Prize Trilby Tour Golf Bag - Clive Smith
9th Prize Case of Wine - A Seaton
10th Prize Nike Golf Belt - Mike Pearson
This popular event has to date raised in excess of £20,000 in support of seriously wounded service men and women. We thank everyone who supported this year's event and we hope to add significantly to this total this year. In particular a massive thanks go to all who sponsored and donated - Barclays Bank, Digital Office Supplies, Storage Concepts, Champ Golf, Soar Valley Bar Supplies, Shepshed Ford, Tyrex, Hancock's Confectionery, Kater 4, Golfgear and PPP Catering - and to Harry Worden, Dave Gray, Sherod Winterton, Mick Henson, Dicky Morley, Dave Vosper, Rob, Docherty, Mike Robson, Brian Jones, Mike Isaac, Andy Wallace the auctioneer, and all others who helped to organise the event.