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Triumphant return for the Golf Challenge

The Foundation Golf Challenge returned on Thursday 7 July after a three-year break
7 Jul 2022
Sports

The Foundation Golf Challenge returned on Thursday 7 July after a three-year break, the last one having been held in 2019, pre-Covid.

And it was a triumphant return, with over £20,000 being raised through sponsorship, entry fees and the generosity of all those who bid for auction items.

It was good to see some old faces return to the Royal Eastbourne Golf Club, as well as a few new ones! Following bacon rolls and coffee, the teams headed out to their starting tees for a shotgun start at 11.00am.

The weather was perfect, with some light cloud keeping the extremes of the sun's heat at bay while the teams were on the course. Following their return in the afternoon, there was time for the traditional group photo by the club house before the prizegiving, evening dinner and auctions.

The winning team was 'Director of Fore', comprising Director of Sport Mike Harrison, and three past Peter Bibby Award holders: Harry Finch (Craig 2011-13), Ben Twine (Craig 2013-17) and Joe Pocklington (Craig 2014-19).

This was particularly fitting as the money raised helps towards the Peter Bibby Award, the aim of which is to give a local youngster, who has a clear aptitude and passion for cricket, the chance of an education at the College.

Our thanks go to the golfers who took part, our sponsors and donors of prizes and auction items, and to all those who gave so generously on the day.

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