Local Junior Golfer’s support Frimley Park Hospital “Saving Tiny Lives” charity fund for the New Special Care Baby Unit.

At the beginning of 2012 three junior members of Puttenham Golf Club, Scott Hewitt Junior Captain, Rory Lomas Junior Vice Captain and Luke Burrell represented their Club in the Surrey Golf Union “Christies Cup” knockout competition. The three Boys were successful in winning the event against all of the Surrey based Golf Club.

As a result they went on to represented their County, their Club in the National Championship held at Woodhall Spa, Lincoln, the Home of the English Golf Union Training Academy on the 24, 25 and 26 August 2012. Thirty One Counties represented by 93 junior golfers all under eighteen. The competition was very competitive with the best of English Junior Golfer’s trying their best to win. The three Puttenham Juniors finished in mid-table and can feel truly proud of their efforts.

After that weekend Scott and Rory decided to take up a challenge to complete four rounds of golf in a day (72 holes) and raise money for the Frimley Park Hospital “Saving Tiny Lives” charity. The Rotary Club of Farnborough were more than happy to support the boys efforts with members donating £335.00.

Farnborough Golfers Scott and Rory present the cheque for £924.00

Scott and Rory completed their marathon on Monday the 3rd September teeing off at 5.45 a.m. and finishing at 18.55p.m.  Farnborough Rotary Clubs money was added to the boys other efforts raising a total of £924.00, plus gift aid making a grand total in excess of £1000.00 presented to Frimley Park Saving Tiny Lives Charity. Well done Lads.

Laurie Dudley Chair Community Service Farnborough Rotary Club

And here is a letter from the two boys;

A Thank You from Scott and Rory

On Monday 3rd September both Rory and I completed our challenge to play 72 holes in one day at Puttenham, in aid of Saving Tiny Lives charity. We started from the 1st at 5.55am and played through until the last hole at 6.40pm – a brilliant but tiring day and the weather was great to us.

We wanted to thank Puttenham for allowing us to complete this and to the staff and members for their generous support. A big thank you also goes to Alan at the halfway hut who not only helped by having a collection but also for ensuring we were fed and watered during the day as he always does with we Juniors.

To all of you playing the course that day we would also like to say thanks for allowing us to play through ensuring we got round in time.

 Farnborough Rotary club members were very kind to also sponsor us along with family and friends, which helped enormously with the amount we raised and to all of them we are really grateful.

And of course, last but not least, thanks to our parents who walked 36 of the holes with us and to Luke Burrell who came along on the day to support us. We are pleased to announce that the amount we have raised so far is in excess of £800 and when the money is collected we are going up to Frimley Park to present the money to them.

Kind Regards……..

Scott and Rory

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