Bristol Sport Foundation’s inaugural Golf Day at Henbury Golf Club raised more than £3,000 for the charity to help provide sport and physical activity sessions for young people.
The event attracted 64 competitors as 16 teams teed off in the shotgun start, with several challenges around the course also providing an opportunity to win a variety of prizes. Longest drive, nearest the pin, The Bristol Beer Factory ‘Beer Box Challenge’ and straightest drive were all keenly contested, along with a putting competition on the practice green.
A raffle and silent auction also contributed to the total raised on the day, with prizes including a Bristol Bears shirt signed by the 2022/23 squad, tickets for Bristol Bears, Bristol City and Bristol Flyers games and a Bristol Bears matchday mascot package.
The day raised £3,050 through the golf games, donations, raffle tickets and silent auction, money that will provide sport and physical activity sessions to improve the physical and mental health of targeted young people in the most disadvantaged wards in Bristol.
Ben Breeze, Chief Community Officer at Bristol Sport Foundation, said: “Our first Golf Day was a huge success. As well as raising a substantial amount of money for the charity, the event has raised awareness of Bristol Sport Foundation’s vital work.
“Everyone had a fantastic day and the money raised will make a huge difference, ensuring that we can continue to support the physical and mental health of the most disadvantaged communities across the City of Bristol.
“A massive thank you to all the competitors who took part and were so generous with their donations, Henbury Golf Club for hosting and the Bristol Sport Foundation staff who helped set up and run the event – it wouldn’t have been possible without your support.”