RYDER CUP superstar golfer Ian Poulter couldn’t make it to the fifth annual Help For Heroes charity golf day at Chesfield Downs Golf & Country Club, but his father did - and Dad won it!
What’s more, Terry Poulter supplied something very special for the charity auction: a flag from September’s event signed by the entire Ryder Cup team, supplied by his son.
The Ryder Cup flag alone raised £540 towards the day’s magnificent charity total of £11,000 in another successful fundraising event at the Gravely club.
“We had a record entry this year,” said event organiser and captain, Phil Chester.
“With 132 people playing, thank goodness the weather was perfect. The club and its members were magnificent in support, as usual, and we were proud to raise such a lot of money in the presence of our two guests of honour, Flight Sergeant Bill Darlison from RAF Wyton and Squadron Leader Dave Morris from Henlow Camp.”
Letchworth car dealership Norton Way Motors was the event’s main sponsor, donating a Honda CRV for the weekend to the ‘Nearest The Pin’ winner Andrew Hunter. Other prizes included a Mercedes-Benz Golf Gift Set, won by former Leeds United footballer Paul Peterson.
Terry Poulter’s overall winning team also included Mick Hannon, Micky Warren and Graham Spence, and the day’s other winners included Pauline Harrison for ‘Longest Drive’, with personal best-ever scores from Steve Batchelor and Steve McMullen.
“After five years, our annual Help For Heroes charity day keeps on growing. So far, we have raised over £45,000 since our first event in 2010” said Chesfield Downs general manager, Tim Hudson. “We’re determined to make it even bigger next year.”