Southwell Golf Club members raise £5,000 for Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance
As the return to competitive action nears, golfers are celebrating a different landmark after raising more than £5,000 for charity.
Southwell Golf Club, which hopes to return to formal competitions next month, has raised £5,115 for its chosen charity of the 2019-20 season — Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance.
A number of fundraising events took place, including a charity open, raffles and a collection from racegoers following a meeting at Southwell Racecourse.
Members also donated for every ball they hit into the lake on the seventh hole — adding a charitable twist to every time they misfired during play.
The Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance charity needs £4m annually to cover its operational costs, and does not receive any government funding and that is why it was chosen as Southwell’s charity of the year.
Club captain Richard Nevin joined ladies’ captain Joyce Pollard in thanking the club’s members for their strong support for the ambucopter charity throughout the year.