Golf trophy comes home after big Brunswick win
THE Michael Marshall Memorial Golf Day, in aid of The Brunswick Youth & Community Centre, Bootle, has enjoyed its 16th successful visit to Royal Liverpool Golf Club.
Offering one of the few opportunities to play the famous Hoylake links for non-members, the 15th running of the event since its inauguration in 2002, saw 22 teams play the famous course that has hosted the world’s best golfers on 12 occasions at the Open Championship.
With warm, mostly sunny but windy conditions, the Royal Liverpool course provided a stiff test for the teams at the event, on September 15.
The field was drawn from the business and private community throughout the North and all enjoyed an excellent day’s golf.
The competition for The Michael Marshall Memorial Golf Day trophy is sponsored by Cammell Laird and was won by a team representing the Brunny itself.
The contest was followed by a gala prizegiving dinner in the famous club room, where Rob McBurney from event sponsors Cammell Laird and Siobhan McCormick from the Brunswick Youth and Community Centre presented the prizes.
John Syvret, chief executive of Cammell Laird, said: “Once again we had an excellent day on the Hoylake links and an excellent evening in the historic club house.
“We are proud to support the Michael Marshall Memorial Golf Day, in aid of The Brunswick Youth & Community Centre as main sponsor.
“Cammell Laird has been involved in sponsoring this event since its inception in 2002, and each year the event has raised valuable funds to help the club achieve its aims of helping the under privileged children of Bootle and the surrounding area, and the wider community.”
In the current climate of reduced funding support from the public sector and a growing need for the services its provides to younger people and the wider community, the golf day this year has raised much needed funding for The Brunswick Youth & Community Centre.
It is 70 years since the club opened its doors, following its conception in the Oflag 79 Prisoner of War camp in Brunswick, Germany during World War II.
It continues to face the challenge of providing the underprivileged of Bootle with focus, facilities and guidance towards future achievement.
Now the Brunswick Youth and Community Centre, it is in constant use during the week, offering younger people regular evening sessions of sports and games, arts and crafts, dance and drama, computer sessions, gardening, and access to formal and informal learning opportunities, plus a mums and toddlers groups, and a weekly employment hub in partnership with One Vision Housing and Merseyside Youth Association.
In addition, the Brunswick works with the Veterans in Sefton project, to support ex-armed forces personnel by holding a NAAFI break once a week offering them the opportunity to socialise with fellow service personnel in sharing experiences and concerns.Those interested in taking part or supporting the event should contact Brian Roberts at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 07887 678160.
The 2017 winners representing the Brunswick Youth & Community Centre, with the Brunswick Trophy. Left to right: Alistair Pike, Jimmey Olsen, Michael Laffey, James Olsen and on the right Rob McBurney, Cammell Laird.