Midhurst and Petworth Rotary members putt on a major charity day

Team Arabella receive hampers and the trophy' presented by Patti Crisp & Rotary president Chris Wigley
Team Arabella receive hampers and the trophy' presented by Patti Crisp & Rotary president Chris Wigley

Members of the Rotary Club of Midhurst and Petworth were out in force for their annual charity golf day at Cowdry Park golf club.

And together they raised more than £5,000 for good causes as more than 20 teams took up their clubs and took on the yearly golfing challenge.

Rotarians Roger Poat, John Barrett and Rob Doney, organised the event for the thirteenth time and encouraged twenty five teams of four to tee up for charity, seven of which came from other Rotary clubs in the neighbouring area.

“Once again, the sun shone on the charity event held at Cowdray Park Golf Club,” said Rotary spokesman Helen Chapman. “The teams were able to enjoy everything the club had to offer, from the superb views to the well-presented course and good catering.”

Roger’s granddaughter Emma helped out on the third hole, swelling the charity total by encouraging golfers to bet between £1 and £5 that they would place their drive on the green – if they were successful their bet was tripled. A tidy profit of over £250 added to the charity funds.

Rob Doney thanked all the players for taking part before handing over to President Chris Wigley for the prize giving.

Coming fourth with 86 points Yeomans Honda have supported this event for many years with sponsorship as well as a team entry.

The team ‘Strandways’ had to be content with third place on 87 points, down two places from last year.

A team made up of Myrna and Ian Heustice and Marilyn and Cliff Davis who called themselves ‘Good Golly It’s Molly’, played well coming second with 89 points.

But first place went to Alan Wheatley and his wife with Peter and John who made up the team ‘Arabella’.