Swing when you’re winning, golfers raise £50,000 for Norwood

10 July 2014

Eighty golfers enjoyed a day out in the blazing sunshine at The C J O'Shea annual Norwood Golf Day yesterday at the world class Dyrham Park Country Club.

The event, sponsored by CJ O'Shea, with associate sponsorship from HowardKennedyFsi, raised over £50,000 for the charity, which supports children and adults with learning disabilities and vulnerable families.

After a hearty breakfast the 80 golfers took on the testing 6,428 yard course, competing to carry away one of the five prizes.

Adam Goodman, who is supported by Norwood to live independently and volunteered to serve refreshments at the event said: "I had a really great day yesterday, I enjoyed meeting lots of people who were really friendly and taught me lots about golf. I enjoyed making sure everyone had plenty of refreshments on the course. They were a lovely bunch of people and I wanted to say thank you for everyone raising much needed money for a fantastic charity."

This year's event was even more competitive than the last, with the addition of GD Score, a system that displays the players scores live on screen.

After drinks on the terrace and a well deserved lunch, David Galman, Committee Chair and Adam Goodman, drew the raffle and auctioned off some fantastic prizes. Then, after much anticipation, the winners were announced.

Main sponsors and long-time tournament players, team C J O'Shea won the trophy, with an impressive score of 110 points. They were closely followed by Amipak Ltd in second place with 109 points. First time entrants, Access International Security Ltd, came in third with 107 points.

James Journet, a new player on the Copley team, won the prize for Nearest to the Pin and Lee Sontag on the UKS Team won the Longest Drive.

David Galman, Sales Director at Galliard and Committee Chair said: "I am delighted to have helped raise a fantastic sum again for a wonderful cause. Our main sponsor winning the TV in the raffle and donating it to young Adam brought a tear to the eye"