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Prince of Wales Charity AM-AM – 2nd June

The annual Prince of Wales Hospice Golf Day took place on Friday 2nd June at the Club.Winners on the day were the Ludwell Electrical team, winning the Bob Abson Team Trophy with a score of 92 points; Lynne Peace team won the ladies prize with 78 points. Prizes were also awarded to individuals for nearest the line (won by Tim Hill, Joliffe Cork and Janet Machin (Member); Nearest the pin, 14th Hole, won by member Neil Jepson. No one managed a hole in one this year, with a Nissan Micra up for grabs on the 17th hole, although Simon Acaster from Doosan Babcock came mighty close, 8″ in fact; thanks to Harratts Nissan for their generous sponsorship. After a wonderful afternoon on the golf course, golfers enjoyed a beautifully prepared 2 course celebration carvery before the prize presentation commenced with Club Captain Tony Cook. Jack McKee, Past President of the LDUGC presented Gordon Tollefson, Chairman of the Trustees, with a cheque for £1,000 on behalf of the LDUGC. The Raffle concluded the evening celebrations. Malcolm Huddlestone, Manager at the Golf Club said “it is always a pleasure and delight to welcome Gordon Tollefson and the Hospice team to Pontefract and District Golf Club and in helping raise much needed funds for the Hospice and local community. The support from businesses and our Club Members has been fantastic. Congratulations to the winning teams and my personal thanks to Tracey Mearns for all the hard work and energy she puts into pre-planning the event. Also to Team PDGC for making everyone welcome following recent changes to the catering arrangements at the Club. We look forward already to next years event”.