Hertfordshire golf pro-am raises £25,000 for charity
PUBLISHED: 08:15 16 October 2011
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THE biggest event in Brocket Hall Golf Club’s calendar took place when the Captain’s Charity Pro-Am was staged on the Palmerston course.
The event, in its ninth consecutive year, showcased the talent of 27 golf professionals, headlined for a second year running by European Tour players Simon Khan and Mikael Lundberg.
It helped raise more than £25,000 for two children’s charities – Lakeside School in WGC and CHIPS, based in Hertford.
Brocket Hall’s men’s captain, Len Montague, said he was thrilled to have raised such an amount and added: “Events like this couldn’t happen without the incredible generosity of our fellow members, in both donating and bidding for the auction lots, and of course the dedicated support of the sponsors.
“We thank everyone who helped contribute to the success of the day.”
Ladies’ captain Jennie Lewis Puttick said: “The money raised will provide funds for a major project at Lakeside School, extending every aspect of the school building, and will also go towards supporting CHIPS – a charity providing play schemes, activities and fun days for children with special needs, outside of school time.”
The 27 teams that took part were made up of four players – three amateurs and one professional.
Mikael Lundberg – who along with Simon Khan is sponsored by Hatfield-based Computacenter – and his team, completed their round collectively in seventeen under par.
A club spokeswoman said: “Lundberg and Khan were among many players who commented on the fabulous condition of the Palmerston course, with the greens particularly singled out for praise.
“Players were not surprised to hear the course recently made it into the ‘Top 100’ golf courses in the UK.”
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