Last Friday saw the inaugural Hire a Hero golf day take place at Stoke Park Golf & Country club in Buckinghamshire, and what a success.
Tucked away in the leafy suburb of Stoke Poges, the 300 acre estate of Stoke Park was a fitting setting as eleven teams pitted their wits against the award winning course.
Before the forty-four players took to the course in the stable ford matchplay format they were treated to astonishing entertainment in the form of Geoff Swain’s ‘Golf Unplugged’ show.
The show saw Geoff, rated as the number one in the world for trick shots and innovation with a golf club, go through his broad rapporteur of shots and impressions, before getting those unfortunate enough to play off a single digit handicap involved.
Swain’s show, which takes him across the globe, the inspiration for much of his act, was met with rapturous applause, laughter and appreciation and acted as the perfect precursor to the tournament that followed.
Those lucky enough to take to the Lane Jackson and Colt courses were blessed with spectacular scenery, to go with the stunning weather that had greeted us throughout the morning.
The going was tough for many around the challenging course, two holes of which were inspired by the legendary Augusta National Course, but all rose to the task.
After deservedly freshening up competitors made their way to the dining room where they were treated to a spectacular three course meal, deserving of the three AA Rosettes that the venue holds.
Between courses, presentations, the auction and raffle took place and thanks must go to all of those who donated prizes and were so generous in their bidding.
A fantastic day was had by all on what was the charities first major event of this kind, the team of Arthur Hindmarch, Craig Baldwin and Malcolm Williams crowned Hire a Hero’s first ever champions.
A special thanks too must go to the staff and all those at Stoke Park who made the day possible, an astonishing venue.
It is the hope of all at Hire a Hero to build on the success of the day, the first of what is hoped will be many fundraising events of this kind, if you or your company are interested and would like to take part in upcoming events please email us email@example.com.
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