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Milford man wins Grenada trip after donating old gear

A SURREY club golfer is looking forward to visiting the sun-kissed island of Grenada in March, after winning the ‘Golf Bag Amnesty’ prize draw.

Peter Jackson, 61, was one of a huge  throng of golfers who donated over 3,000 bags and 15,000 golf clubs to the cause, established by Crown Golf, the UK’s largest golf club owner and operator, and The Golf Trust, which promotes inclusivity in sport.

STUNNED

All of those who donated their old golf gear - to be used to help encourage new players into the game - were entered into a prize draw to win the Caribbean holiday, generously donated by the Jason Roberts Foundation. And, luckily for Jackson, his name was first out of the hat.

The semi-retired management consultant from Haslemere donated several bags and two old sets of clubs at Milford GC, where he has been a member since 2005.

“They’d been kicking around the garage for ages” he said. “I was glad to have the opportunity to donate my old equipment to a good cause but I never expected it to lead to this. I was completely stunned when I got the call. I have visited the Caribbean several times for work, over the years, but never Grenada.”

The Golf Trust founder, Cae Menai-Davis, added: “The Bag Amnesty produced an astonishingly generous response from golfers at Crown Golf clubs, and we now have more than enough equipment to run our projects for years to come. It has been phenomenal, and I cannot express enough gratitude to all Crown Golf clubs, their members and their many visitors.

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