Cottrell Park 36 hole Golf Resort are delighted to announce they achieved their target of raising £1000 for Sport Relief 2018 with their Golf & Sports Simulator challenge.
On Friday 23rd March PGA Professional Gareth Bennett started playing on one of the two state-of-the-art Sports Simulators at 7am. He was later joined by staff members Jordan Standing and Iestyn James as they endeavored to play golf continuously for 12 hours. Other members and guests also took part in playing a few holes and entering the Nearest the Pin competition with a £1 per person entry going to the charity; competitors included The Lady Captain, Lorraine Pointon-Bell and the clubs General Manager, Mr Derek Smith.
The Golf & Sports simulators; which were refurbished in 2017 now offer other sports such as Rugby, Ice Hockey and Football and have the very latest graphics engine and camera technology to track the player’s movements. These machines are available to hire by the clubs members, visitors and for corporate bookings.
Eleven golf courses were chosen to play over the 12-hour period. Here is the list of courses chosen:
Money was raised through sponsorship, entry fees to the nearest the pin competition, collection buckets and from two of the clubs Corporate Members; Igloo Healthcare Limited and KCS Transport Limited, both of which donated £100. The Resort & Club Members would like to thank all those that took part and donated.
Mr Derek Smith, the clubs general manager said: “We are delighted to have achieved our target of £1000 to donate to Sport Relief and had great fun raising the monies on our amazing golf & sports simulators for a brilliant cause. Thanks to our actual volunteers and the Ladies Section for coming up to support. The team here can’t wait for comic relief next where I’m sure they will come up with some novel ideas”.
Sports Relief 2018 started on Saturday 17th March and finished on Friday 23rd March. Money raised by Sports Relief is used to tackle critical issues affecting people across the UK and the world.
Further details on Sport Relief 2018 and how they use money raised is available on their website www.sportrelief.com
Pictured here left to right is the Club Manager Mr Derek Smith, Lady Captain; Mrs Lorraine Pointon-Bell and the Mens Captain Mr Bob Magee.