It was July when Colchester Golf Club staged another successful PGA East Region Pro-Am tournament. This was the 26th event in the Club’s history and 49 teams took part in a keenly contested tournament.
The event was sponsored for a 4th year by Chris Featherstone and William Anthony of The Knight Group, and Mark Jardine of Poundfield Precast, together with additional sponsorship from a host of local businesses.
The Pro-Am helps raise funds for St Helena Hospice and this year was able to donate £6000. Chris Featherstone (Knight Group) and John Alston (Chairman of Poundfield Precast) presented the cheque to Stella Fletcher (director of business administration) and Paul Draper (community fundraiser) of St Helena Hospice. Paul thanked the sponsors and the members of Colchester Golf Club for their continued support. The Pro-Am has now raised almost £150,000 for the hospice.
The Knight Group and Poundfield Precast have committed to sponsoring the event for a fifth year in 2015.
Event organiser Hilary Persent would like to thank all the sponsors, the organising committee, volunteers, the members of Colchester Golf Club and the PGA East Region for helping to make this year’s Pro-Am a standout event in the region’s Pro-Am competitions.