Char­ity golf tour­na­ment at Judge­ford


Mana Lions held their an­nual char­ity golf tour­na­ment at Judge­ford on March 18.

Golfers of all ranges of abil­ity gath­ered to sup­port Ron­ald McDon­ald House.

Event or­gan­iser Dave Black said it was the 11th time the Lions had run the event.

‘‘We were thrilled with the re­sponse from our spon­sors and the teams that came out to play,’’ he said.

‘‘Play­ers and spon­sors were very gen­er­ous in recog­ni­tion of a wor­thy cause.’’

Eighty play­ers turned up to sup­port a worth­while cause. There were prizes on of­fer, but that was not re­ally the ma­jor fo­cus of those com­pet­ing, Black said.

‘‘There were some great shots, there were some in­ter­est­ing shots, and a few peo­ple re­quired more shots than they would have liked, but there was a lot of laugh­ter, on the course and es­pe­cially at the 19th.’’

Nikki Thomp­son from Ron­ald McDon­ald House in New­town thanked play­ers and spon­sors and praised Mana Lions, who have raised about $35,000 over seven tour­na­ments.

John Coey, the pres­i­dent of Mana Lions, said the golf event was a high­light on the Lions’ calendar, and noted that many play­ers took a day off work to be part of it.

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