Charity golf day provides incredible support to Benevolent Fund

Charity golf day provides incredible support to Benevolent Fund

A golf day held at Patshull Park near Wolverhampton has been hailed an incredible success after raising more than £5,500 for the BIGGA Greenkeepers Benevolent Fund.

Patshull Park Head Greenkeeper Malcolm Mitchell organised the event and said he was overwhelmed by the level of support he received.

“We have had a fantastic response so far. The industry itself has come forward in great numbers with four-ball vouches and prizes for the day.

“I am so grateful to everyone for the support we have been given from all over the country. It has been overwhelming.”

The winning team was: Jon Lewis, Reesink Turfcare; Gary Watkins, Droitwich GC; Chris Low and Mark Smith, Oulton GC.

Malcolm was previously involved in the charity walk from Sheffield to BIGGA House in York, which raised almost £2,000 for the benevolent fund in 2015.

Malcom added: “The industry is at that point now where we have a lot of well-paid positions, but there are also many other greenkeepers who are struggling.

“Hopefully nobody will ever need to use the benevolent fund, but it’s nice to know that it’s there, should they need the back up."

Click here for more information about the BIGGA Greenkeepers Benevolent Fund

For a full list of the prize winners and for more images from the day, check out October’s edition of Greenkeeper International.