Story added: 6th September 2017
Grant Holt joins Dean Ashton and golfers at Sprowston Manor Golf Club
City legend Dean Ashton held his fifth annual golf day at Sprowston Manor Golf Club yesterday in aid of the Community Sports Foundation (CSF).
Seventeen teams took part in an 18-hole Texas-Scramble format competition at the Norwich course for the chance to be crowned champions.
Among those teeing off were Canary greats Grant Holt, Tony Spearing and Mark Barham.
Alongside the main competition, there were a variety of other challenges to test the golfers, including a putting challenge, a Beat the Pro game and a Nearest the Pin challenge.
Following the golf and a premium buffet, the end-of-day auction included kindly donated prizes such as a round of golf for 20 people at Sprowston Manor, signed Anthony Ogogo boxing gloves and signed Norwich City FC memorabilia.
The event began in 2013 and has raised thousands of pounds since its inception.
“I enjoyed the day very much,” the former England and Norwich City striker reflected. “Golf has always been a big passion of mine, so to combine it with raising money for such a good cause is great.
“The Foundation has done such brilliant work over the years and it still continues to do so. I think it’s very important to get involved with events to help those less privileged. I hope the money raised will allow CSF to reach out to many more people across the county.”
First place and winners of the Dean Ashton Golf Day trophy, a Norwich City FC signed ball and match day tickets went to ‘Archway Events’. ‘Shaft Shank Redemption’ finished second, edging out ‘DMD’ who finished third on count back. ‘Moments Restaurant and Bar’ took fourth spot.
The Foundation would like to thank event sponsors The Holden Group, Sprowston Manor Golf Club and GDScore plus all the hole sponsors (Fisher Health Care, Ben Burgess, Heritage Wills, 4Sports, Creative Production Bureau, Corporate Growth Consultancy, Club Socks, HJ Boswell and Chatsbrook) for supporting the event.