More than 100 golfers held their breath on Sunday morning before it was announced that Little Hay Golf Course could open for their charity tournament after the previous day’s continual rain.
They had feared the course might be too waterlogged, but Sunday’s glorious sunshine quickly lifted their spirits.
The tournament included five women golfers for the first time this year and raised more than £3,000 for the national charity Cardiac Risk in the Young, which is hoping to launch a nation screening programme to identify and treat potential young victims of sudden death.
Keeley Ashley has organised the annual event since her brother, Howard Jenning, died from heart failure four years ago at the age of 33. Keeley has raised more than £17,000 since the family tragedy.
She said: ‘This was our most successful tournament to date and our special thanks go to Howard’s former employers Atlas Copco who continue to support our fundraising, and to Hemel Trophies and Jewellers who provided this year’s trophies.’ the first ever women’s trophy was won by Christine Osborne and the men’s title went to Gary Peck, who was also the winner two years ago.