Putting charity first at golf day

A charity golf day at Manor Park Golf Club raised �1,500
A charity golf day at Manor Park Golf Club raised �1,500

Two Cleckheaton businesses have joined forces to hold their first charity golf day.

Northfield Accounting and The Commercial pub hired the greens at Manor Park Golf Club in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support and Candelighters.

Winning captain Sean Lewis from The Racketeers

Winning captain Sean Lewis from The Racketeers

The two charities received an equal share of the £1,500 raised at a presentation at The Commercial last month.

Organisers chose the causes because of their personal connections with their work.

The tournament was won by The Racketeers, captained by Sean Lewis, who also won the individual trophy alongside the Commercial Charity Cup. The prize for the longest drive went to Anthony Fairbank and the nearest pin prize was awarded to Steve Carrick.

The businesses hope that the competition will return next year, teeing off in June.

“The winners will be back next year to defend the trophy, and we aim to be bigger and better,” said Richard Kelly from Northfield Accounting.

“The charities are very close to the organising committees’ hearts due to personal events in their lives.”