Players Club too strong at Turnberry

Bristol club celebrates NGCC win

Andy Roberts's picture
Thu, 8 Nov 2012
Players Club too strong at Turnberry

The Players Club team from Bristol emerged victorious at the Volvo National Golf Club Challenge after clinching victory in the two-day final at Turnberry.

The Your Golf Travel-sponsored final pitted together the four best men's and ladies teams from qualifying events held throughout the UK in June.

On top of winning a golf holiday to St Lucia, the Chipping Sodbury club was presented with the prestigious Lee Westwood Cup - created and donated for Help for Heroes by Wedgwood, makers of World Golf Championship trophies.

Paul Heyburn from the triumphant team said: “The Players Club have taken the National Golf Club Challenge to our hearts and it now features as a major competition on our golfing calendar.

“We would also like to pay tribute to all of the other competitors of the NGCC, those at the final who helped make the event such an enjoyable success making us all winners, and to everyone who played in their club events and helped to raise funds for the Help for Heroes in 2012.

“We encourage all clubs to pass the word and enter the event in July 2013 and help make a difference for our Armed Forces personnel when they need it most.”

The ladies section trophy is also heading to the Westcountry city, having been won by Bristol & Clifton Golf Club.

Team member Paula Keaney said: “It was an amazing experience to play at Turnberry and something I wouldn’t have missed for the world. It was also incredibly inspiring to listen to a wounded serviceman thanking the Help the Heroes charity for everything they did to help him and his family after he was seriously injured by an IED. 

“I would encourage every golf club to raise funds for this superb cause and to give some of your members the opportunity of experiencing this fantastic event.”

Aiming to build on its tremendous success as the UK's largest amateur charity golf event, the Volvo National Golf Club Challenge invites golf clubs throughout the UK to take part on July 12, 13 or 14 to help raise another substantial amount for the Help for Heroes charity.

There is no fee for golf clubs to enter; all that is required is for each club to raise as much money as they can by holding their own charity golf day which also acts as a qualifying event. Visit www.2013ngcc.com for more information.

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