Captain’s charity day and skins exhibition match held at Long Ashton

PUBLISHED: 17:50 31 July 2018 | UPDATED: 17:50 31 July 2018

Long Ashton Golf Club.

Long Ashton Golf Club.

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Professional golfers Chris Wood, Jamie Donaldson and David Horsey were attendance for the captain’s day at Long Ashton Golf Club.

Long Ashton Golf Club held a highly successful captain’s charity day with tour professionals Chris Wood, Jamie Donaldson and David Horsey in attendance.

The entertainment value of the golf was greatly enhanced by the unique on-course commentary from John Morgan and the insightful interviews and updates from BBC Points West’s Geoff Twentyman, who added pressure when Chris was putting for £4,000, but still sunk the putt.

The charity auction was very successful and the show put on by Paul Barrington, who displayed his amazing range of trick shots and golf ball hitting skills finished the day off perfectly.

An estimated 400-500 spectators attended and helped to make the day a wonderful occasion for the golf club.

The final total raised for charity has not been finalised, but initial estimates indicate around £24,000. This will be donated to various charities with £8,000 going to Chris Woods’ chosen charity Children’s Hospice South West, £7,000 to David Horsey’s charity Breast Cancer, £3,000 to Jamie Donaldson’s charity East Cheshire Hospice and approximately £6,000 to Long Ashton captain Richard Wood’s charity the RNLI (Portishead).

Richard Wood would like to thank everyone who helped make the day such a huge success, - the greenkeeping staff for presenting the course and greens (which the players thought were fantastic) superbly, Glenn’s dining room staff for keeping everyone filled with food, Nick’s bar staff for keeping everyone watered, the office staff for putting up with all my changes and promoting (including Ken Trowbridge).the event,

The on-course marshalls headed by Robbie Park who drove through the night after marshalling at Carnoustie to make it to back, the car park volunteers, Andy Cox and Chris Geeson for chauffeuring the players, the sponsors for the making the day possible and of course all the members for supporting me and who turned out in force to make the day such an occasion.

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