The Harrogate and Ilkley-based fundraising committee, Acorn, held its annual charity golf day generously hosted by Ilkley Golf Club in September and raised a wonderful £5,200 for its two charities – people with dementia and their carers in the Harrogate and Ripon area and for research into scleroderma disease at Leeds General Infirmary.
The day began with a shotgun start and 80 golfers took part in the event which was followed by a dinner. The winning team was Duchy Originals, made up of Callum Johnston, Anthony Comerford, Simon Foreman and Maria Dawson of the Acorn Committee.
The runners-up were Dementia Forward: Mike Sleath, Philip Lees, Mark Rudolph and Neil Crawford with the Burton Leonard Bogies: Mike Crawshaw, John Crompton, John O’Kane and Mark Allen coming in third. Other prizes were Nearest the Pin in Two Shots which was won by Dave Aitkin, Nearest the Pin by Lee Barnes and the Longest Drive by John Byron.
Prizes for the event were generously donated by Chris Walshaw of Byron and Brown, Dave Kinsey of the Kinsey Partnership, David and Amanda Brayshaw of Low Graythwaite Hall and Ilkley Golf Club.