Sporting Influence Golf Day is a Swinging Success at Harrogate Golf Club

9 May 2024

On the 2nd of May 2024, the Sporting Influence Foundation proudly hosted its inaugural Golf Day at the picturesque Harrogate Golf Club. The event aimed to raise funds to support the Foundation's mission of providing active holidays for children and families in need. The event attracted participants from near and far, including two golf enthusiasts all the way from the USA.

Under the heat of the midday sun, amidst perfect golfing conditions, 16 teams took to the course. As they played the course, players had the opportunity to test their skills in challenges like the longest drive competition and attempting to beat the pro on a particularly tricky Par 3 hole.

 The day saw an impressive display of golfing talent, with some impressive scores being logged into the Impulse Decisions app, keeping track of the leaderboard throughout the event. As the clock neared 5, teams began to trickle back, their first thought was a refreshing cold drink after a hard day on the course. 

Speaking of refreshments, acknowledgment goes out to Kendall's Butchers for their delectable offerings at the halfway house, earning rave reviews like "The greatest pork pie I have ever eaten". Harrogate Tipple also deserves commendation for sponsoring hole 12 and providing liquid courage in the form of exquisite gin, even if it didn't quite improve everyone's golf game. Additionally, a sincere thank you to Harrogate Spring Water for ensuring each player remained hydrated throughout the game.

More thanks to Verity Frearson, Graphichem, Your Harrogate, and Sporting Influence for their generous sponsorship of various holes on the course, contributing to the success of the event. The festivities continued into the evening, where participants indulged in a sumptuous serving of lasagne, accompanied by laughter, expertly facilitated by the charismatic compère Pete Emmett.

The generosity continued as raffle winners graciously donated their prizes back to the Foundation, further bolstering the fundraising efforts. The event owes much of its success to the unwavering support of local businesses and individuals who contributed raffle prizes, including The Cheeseboard, Cold Bath Deli, William & Vics, and more.

A huge final thank you is reserved for Gary Stottard, the dedicated staff members of Harrogate Golf Club, Sporting Influence, Sporting Influence Foundation, and Caroline from David Lloyd, whose tireless efforts behind the scenes ensured the event ran smoothly, making it a truly memorable occasion for all involved.

In conclusion, the Sporting Influence Foundation Golf Day at Harrogate Golf Club stands as a testament to the power of community and collective action in support of a worthy cause.

We are extremely excited to do it all again in 2025, will you be joining us?

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