The Friends of Harrogate Hospital and Community Charity held their first annual Golf Day at Pannal Golf Club on Wednesday 27 May, hosted by former Pannal Club Captain and Chairman of the Friend’s group, Ian Elliot. Forty eight golfers braved the wind and rain to play the stunning open qualifying course, raising £1,400 in the process. BMW Stratstone kindly sponsored the event as well as offering up a car for the Hole in One Competition on the 17th. Unfortunately, no one managed to get that elusive hole in one, but with better weather, next year might be different!
The overall winners on the day with 85 points were the Pannal team of Colin Greenwood, Natalie Boyle, Tom Boyle and Simon Bradburn, beating the team from Cardale Asset Management in second place by just one point. The Raworths team came in third. Other prizes on the day included nearest the pin on the 3rd hole won by Nick Rusling and nearest the pin in two on the 18th which was won by Dr Ian Smith.
Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust would like to express their sincere thanks to the main sponsors of the event, BMW Stratstone for their generous support of the day. They would also like to extend their gratitude to Smiths the Rink, Pannal Golf Club, Rudding Park Golf Club and Tony Brooks.
Ian Elliot, Chairman of the Friends of Harrogate Hospital and Community Charity said: “The generosity and support of all teams who took part is very much appreciated, and despite the appalling weather, everyone had a great day raising a fantastic £1,400. We are already looking forward to next year’s event.”