John and Jamie
Werneth Low Golf Club director of golf Jamie Tipper and member John Ashley are delighted to have completed their 100-hole challenge to raise funds for the charity Children with Cancer and also to do some repair work at their scenic club caused by vandalism.
Jamie said: “Our original target was £1,000 but we have gone well in excess of this and thanks to the generosity and support of members and friends we are now well in excess of over £3,000.
“We began the 100 holes at 4:30am and finished before 9pm and walked almost 40 miles and were given great help all day by club members and club legend George Gravell who acted as our course marshal.
“My best rounds were 67 and 68 and we both played tidy golf all day. John, a former player for Hyde CC, is a fitness fanatic who has competed in several triathalons and is a recent convert to golf.
“We chose the charity as my grandfather died of cancer and I do a lot of fundraising for Willow Wood and thought that raising money for Children with Cancer was a very worthy cause and you can donate on www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/wlgc.
“The course suffered from vandalism during the lockdown as it became a target for trespassers and some of the money raised will be used to help repair the damage done to stone walls, gates and greens.
“John and I would like to thank all who helped make this such a successful day and raise vital funds for the charity and the club.”
Photo & copy courtesy Geoff Garnett