Golf tro­phy comes home af­ter big Brunswick win

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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 bra@bt­con­ 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.

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