Sunshine and selfies all round as Ely City Golf Club raise over £8,000 for charity at Captains’ Day

Fen Boy Fore

Fen Boy Fore - Credit: Archant

Almost 100 golfers grabbed their clubs - and selfie sticks – to raise thousands of pounds for charity at Ely City Golf Club’s annual Captains’ Charity Day.

Food and beverages staff.

Food and beverages staff. - Credit: Archant

The golfers were met with glorious sunshine on September 23 and all snapped a selfie before teeing off, with the Fen Boy Fore team grabbing the prize for the best photo.

On the green, a team of home players – Rob Latham, Richard Yardy, Gary Mates and Dougie Davidson – was victorious in the four-person stableford event.

Greenkeeping staff.

Greenkeeping staff. - Credit: Archant

Within the golf there was a Hole in One competition with a grand prize of £5,000 towards a Premier Travel holiday but unfortunately nobody achieved the ‘Holy Grail of golf’ during the day.

The golf was followed by a big charity auction, expertly conducted by David Palmer of ‘Flog It!’ and ‘Cash in the Attic’ fame, which helped raise in excess of £8,000 for the East Anglian Children’s Hospices (EACH).

Ely City Golf Club auction.

Ely City Golf Club auction. - Credit: Archant


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Men’s captain, Alan Todd, said the day was enjoyed by all.

“The big winner on the day was the Captains’ Charity EACH,” he said

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“A huge thanks to all those who took part, helpers on the day, those who helped to put the day together, sponsors and members who donated prizes for the day.”

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