Members of Chorley Golf Club raised more than £5,000 for Rosemere Cancer Foundation when the Hall o’th’ Hill course in Charnock Health hosted its first ever celebrity-amateur golf tournament in aid of the charity.
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Club chairman Dr Iain Hall, who organised the competition, signed up 23 teams, each of which had four players. Among those taking to the greens were a number of local celebrities, including former Manchester United forward Andy Ritchie, Welsh international winger Peter Sayer, Bolton Wanderers favourite John McGinlay and singer Stephen Bayliss.
The event was supported by Rosemere Golfers Against Cancer, a group of male and female golfers of all standards from throughout Lancashire and South Cumbria, who use their love of the sport to help Rosemere Cancer Foundation raise funds by participating in charity golf events.
The tournament was won by the Fletcher Gilbobs, a team consisting of two longstanding members of Chorley Golf Club, John Gilbertson and Norman Fletcher, along with John’s partner Shirley Gilpin, a member of Carus Green Golf Club, and Norman’s wife Kate Fletcher, who is a member of the Royal Harlech Golf Club. They took centre stage at a prize presentation dinner at which Norman Prince, former front man of the Houghton Weavers and patron of Rosemere Golfers Against Cancer, was MC.
Dr Hall said: “There are many people to thank for a wonderful day that raised an exceptional amount of money – the club and the green staff for presenting the course in beautiful condition; the catering staff for the excellent food; the numerous individuals who donated wonderful prizes for the very successful auction and raffle; the celebrities; Norman Prince and those who played without whom there would have been no golf day.”