Youth and old age combo triumphs and a record sum is raised for Katharine House.  Old timers Michael Whatman and Phil Cavill teamed up youth stars Joe Davis and Kurt Fox and saw off high quality competition to scoop the star prize at the 13th staging of the Adderbury Golf Day at Banbury Golf Club on July 14. They also made off with the coveted Adderbury Thunderball prize.

Runners-up were Mike Atkinson, Jon Cardy, John Gilleece and Ben Stapleton.  Tony Henry picked up nearest the pin, and Richard Carey won the longest drive – with 315 yards!

These were the star turns in a field of 76 golfers of all shapes sizes abilities and ailments, who quite remarkably mastered the complexities of the shotgun start. The great hospitality of the revitalised Banbury Golf Club made for a splendid afternoon, with the course in excellent condition. Congratulations to Jim Phillips and his team on their amazing turn round in the club’s fortunes

Thanks to the main corporate sponsors of the tournament (including Dematic, Bicester Village, McGrath Rathbone, Stanbra Powell, James Young, Gareth Stapleton, Edd Frost & Daughters, Finders Keepers, Johan Robb, Deddington Arms and J & M Humphris) and the generosity of the many other local businesses and players who donated such an amazing array of prizes, we were able to raise a record £6000 for Katharine House Hospice – so this event has now raised over £35,000 for the Hospice over the years. We were also able to give £400 to the Air Ambulance Service in memory of Adderbury Golf Day stalwart the late Frank McCusker

Will you be there on July 13 next year?


Nick Fennell

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