THE Captains at Enmore Park have chosen Children’s Hospice South West as well as Somerset and Avon Rape and Sexual Abuse Support as their charities for the year.
As at many golf clubs, the Club and section captains work hard to raise money during their term of office, devising numerous events for members to make contributions to worthy causes.
And since 2012 Enmore Park has raised an impressive £68,300 to help good causes including Home-Start, St Margaret’s Hospice, the Alzheimer’s Society, the Royal Marines Association, S.U.R.E, the Dorsest and Somerset Air Ambulance and Children In Need.
Club Captain Phil Hodge has chosen Children’s Hospice South West for his charity after a nephew of his developed a a deadly genetic disease at the age of six.
He said: “I have witnessed first-hand the work CHSW do to support families through periods of prolonged difficulties, providing respite and care for their loved ones.”
He is organising his charity day on Saturday, August 7, in addition to which there will be a Professional’s Challenge as well as a range of fun activities to generate funds.
Julie Blumgart, the Lady Captain, has chosen SARSAS, (Somerset and Avon Rape and Sexual Abuse Support), as her charity.
The Bristol and Taunton-based charity has won a major national award for its work providing vital support services and improving the lives of people affected by sexual violence across Somerset and Avon.
Julie Blumgart said: “If raising awareness of the issue can help just one woman, I will be very pleased.”
Her charity day is being held on Wednesday, May 19, when the women will dress colourfully in pink, purple, and turquoise, representing the charity’s colours.
Meanwhile Enmore Park’s Seniors visited Exeter Golf and Country Club for their first match for 16 months.
Enmore started strongly when Ben Gliddon and Peter Farnell won their game 3 and 1. Exeter drew level before Rob Fear and John Earp, playing third, won by 2 and 1.
Current captain Peter Scott and last year’s captain, Mike Sullivan, then combined to win by 2 and 1 to give Enmore a 3-1 lead with half the matches completed.
However, that was as good as it got for the visitors as the home side took the last four matches to win 5-3.