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Armchair Club’s fundraising drive

Posted onPosted on 6th Jul
Armchair Club’s fundraising drive

The Armchair Club’s annual charity golf day raised more than £3,000 to support local sports people and clubs.

The fifth event, held at Coxmoor Golf Club, Sutton, saw 120 competitive golfers take part, many of them county players, in teams of four.

Players came from 20 clubs across the Midlands, including teams sponsored by local companies and organisations.

The star prize for hitting a hole-in-one at the par-three second hole was a Honda Jazz car, courtesy of Mansfield Vertu Honda — but no one achieved the feat.

Eastwood Community Football Club — Jamie Bennet, David Lilley, Nigel Bennett and Glen Guilor — won the team trophy with 98 points.

At the evening presentation, golf day organiser Bill Taylor said: “Our Armchair Club supporters are a very special group of people and it’s because of their tremendous generosity over many years that we have been able to make such a positive difference to so many young local sportspeople and clubs.”

Pictured are three members of the winning team.

The Armchair Club was created more than 35 years ago by a small group of Mansfield businessmen to raise much-needed funds to give back to able-bodied and disabled local sportspeople. Grants are available to young sports people and clubs based in Mansfield or Ashfield area, go to