Story added: 23rd September 2015
Over eighty golfers join Dean Ashton for his annual golf day
The third annual Dean Ashton golf day took place at Royal Norwich Golf Clubyesterday, with over twenty teams taking to the fairways in aid of the Community Sports Foundation.
Enjoying close to perfect conditions for golf, the teams of four competed in a Texas Scramble format across the course’s eighteen holes.
Teeing off alongside Norwich City legend and CSF Ambassador Dean Ashton was former Canaries favourite Mike Milligan, as well as a host of teams representing local companies.
New this year and greatly adding to the tournament experience was a live scoring system provided by Golf Days UK. Their GD Scoring app allowed the teams to electronically track their progress and stay up-to-date with scores from around the course.
As usual, golfing challenges located at various points of the course gave the teams the chance to compete for a number of prizes including the chance to win a free car for a weekend, courtesy of Community Sports Foundation Business Champions Holden Group UK.
The post-tournament buffet included an auction hosted by ex-City winger Adrian Forbes, with generously donated prizes including a Royal Norwich Golf Club experience for twenty people and a 5-star self-catering holiday provided by the Beeston Group.
Despite fierce competition, the accolade of tournament winners eventually went to a quartet from Anglian Bespoke Corrugated. Lambert & Sons finished second, with BDO LLP rounding off the top three.
“I’ve had another fantastic day, it’s been another hugely enjoyable affair and it looks like we’ve raised a lot of money for the Appeal which is the most important thing,” reflected Dean Ashton following the event.
Emma Fletcher, CSF Fundraising Officer, was delighted with the tournament’s atmosphere and was quick to thank the people and partners whose support helped make the day possible:
“Thanks to our sponsors My Golf ID, Holden Group UK, Beeston Group, our auctioneer Adrian Forbes and of course Royal Norwich Golf Club, their staff and facilities were once again first-class.”
“Most of all, a huge thank you to Dean Ashton for giving up his free time to bring this tournament to life.”
“Early indications show, we’ve raised over £6,300 which will make such a difference to participants on our programmes.”