Teeing off to help disabled children
THE Scroungers Golf Society teamed up with Crompton and Royton Golf Club Lady Captain Julie Barton for a hugely successful charity day.
The society provides disabled children with powered wheelchairs to boost their quality of life.
This year’s event saw more than £2,000 raised to buy an electric powered scooter for 11-year-old Oliver Hickling.
The Bury youngster had been run over on a zebra crossing by a 10 ton truck and horse box that had three horses on board.
His resulting injuries were an amputation of his left leg, a punctured lung and a brain stem injury which has left him weak down his left side.
As for the play itself, the winning team was Linda Hall, Jordan Flint, John Osbaldeston and Steve Mills (83 points).
The President’s Trophy at Crompton and Royton was won by Martin Morrissey with rounds of 68 and 67 for a 135 total.
A Tuesday medal had Gary Melling (64) top of division one, Jim Keogh (65) led in division two, while Jack Kenworthy (64) won division three.
Oldham GEMS’ three man Texas scramble was won by Kevin Haynes, Mike Dunkerley and Ken Lunn (37.5).