As the nice climate graced the fairways of Bletchingley Golf Membership in Surrey, the members of The Social Golfer gathered for its 14th annual main championship, The Social Golfer Open.
Not like earlier years, this occasion was additionally an opportunity to have a good time the brand new partnership that has been solid between the favored on-line group golf membership and the Afriyea Golf Academy in Uganda. This noticed each a DJ enjoying African music on the golf course and a ‘Mud Putt’ to copy the circumstances among the youngsters be taught to play golf in in Africa.
The lads’s match was gained by Kent-based golfer Richard Scott with 38 factors, with Russell Mitchell a degree again in second, and Essex golfer. Paul Houghton additionally scoring 37 factors however taking third on countback. The women’ competitors was gained for the fourth time by Judy Lilley from Kent with 41 factors, with Kate Tan a distant second with 25 factors.
Lilley mentioned: “Thanks Ian and all of the group for an additional incredible day with The Social Golfers. We had an actual mixture of members and the camaraderie general was good. I beloved the stay broadcast, the interviews and the African music to welcome us to the nineteenth – golf ought to at all times be like this! I’m thrilled to win the trophy for a fourth time and might be again once more subsequent 12 months combating for my fifth title!”
The Golf Information Visitor Trophy was gained by Sam Cooke with 38 factors, and he mixed with Richard Scott, Bob Syrad and Mark Crane to win the Cairns Cup. The Yellow Ball competitors group winners – Steve Slater, Barry Beard, Dave Wilkinson and Canhai Howell.
The day raised very important funds to permit Afriyea to proceed with its golf programmes that train underprivileged youth and children with particular must prosper in life by way of the sport of golf. As well as, the web site will present youngsters with a platform on which to report their scores and observe their progress by way of their new distinctive The Social Golfer Handicap Index System.
With a bunch of prestigious golf golf equipment, together with Royal Norwich, West Hill, Frinton, Redbourn, Hendon, Hertsmere, Goswick Hyperlinks, Croham Hurst and plenty of others, donating 4-ball vouchers to the occasion public sale desk, the TSG Group raised greater than £3,500 for the children in Africa. Nevertheless, it was additionally an opportunity for the members to donate golf golf equipment, golf balls, golf attire, iPhone, iPads and extra, with the web site administration group utilizing the occasion as an excuse to collect gear to ship to Uganda. Over 500 golf golf equipment had been donated on the day, making it a powerful success.
The Social Golfer group plan to make use of among the public sale funds to ship the golf gear to Fort Portal in Western Uganda within the Autumn. Any remaining cash might be used to offer a pathway for teenagers into the skilled recreation of golf by 2030.
The occasion was streamed LIVE on Fb and YouTube by way of Reside Sport Now and was hosted by Ian Waterhouse. A giant thanks additionally goes to GOGOGO Sport rangefinders who donated the prizes for the ‘Mud Putt’. In a beneficiant present of help for the brand new partnership, the Administrators of the location additionally donated a joint branded uniform to all of the coaches that signify the Academy in colleges.
Lastly, the Youngsters on the academy ready a superb ‘spoof’ Ugandan Sport Channel video discussing the ‘potential’ winners of the day which introduced each laughter and tears to the day.
Isaiah Mwesgie, CEO of Afriyea Golf Academy, mentioned: “We’re so excited to accomplice with The Social Golfer within the UK and worldwide. This partnership will assist us increase the funds we have to present golf packages to underprivileged youth and children with particular wants. We imagine that golf generally is a highly effective software for social change, and we’re dedicated to utilizing the sport to assist these younger individuals attain their full potential.”
Ian Mullins, Editor of The Social Golfer, mentioned: “We’re so excited to accomplice with Afriyea Golf Academy and help their mission to offer golf packages to underprivileged youngsters and promote sustainability and conservation by way of the sport of golf. I can’t applaud Isaiah sufficient for his work thus far. We’re impressed by each his story and the academy’s ambitions. We imagine, with our assist and help; we are able to make an actual change to golf in Uganda and all of Africa.”