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Ilkley Golf Club hosts Acorn Day for charities
An annual charity golf day teed off despite heavy rain to raise thousands of pounds for two charities.
The annual Acorn Golf Day took place earlier this month, generously hosted for the second year by Ilkley Golf Club. The event raised a much-needed £4,000 for its two charities – people with dementia and their carers in the Harrogate, Wetherby and Ripon area and for research into scleroderma disease at Leeds NHS Hospitals Trust.
The day began with a shotgun start and 67 golfers, undeterred by the wet weather, took part in the event which was followed by a dinner.
The winning team was Mrs Barr’s Boys, made up of Mike Crawshaw, John Crompton, John O’Kane and Mark Allan. The runners-up were Newton, which comprised Chris and Anthony Flather, Edward Binks and Martin Joyce, with East Lake Solutions – Les and Andrew Johnson and Simon Kippax – coming in third.
Other prizes were Nearest the Pin which was won by Julian Pitts, Ladies’ Longest Drive won by the Acorn Committee’s Maria Dawson and Men’s Longest Drive by Philip Ventner.
Prizes for the event were generously donated by David and Amanda Brayshaw, of Low Graythwaite Hall, Hawkshead, Chris Walshaw of Byron and Brown and Ilkley Golf Club.
The next Acorn events are the Bridge Day at Goldsborough Hall, Goldsborough, near Knaresborough on October 17 and the Christmas Apres Ski Party on December 7 – tickets are still available for both events.
Visit acorncharity.org.uk for more information about these events.