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29 April 2022

MEMBERS of the Burton Albion first team participated in the Community Trust’s inaugural golf day.

Hosted at Branston Golf & Country Club and in partnership with ACE Golf Challenge, the lads took part in the day along with local businesses to raise money for BACT and its pledge to continue projects that make a difference in the community.

Ciaran Gilligan, Tom Hamer, Terry Taylor and Ryan Leak made up a team of four whilst Harry Chapman, Joe Powell, Ben Garrett and Conor Shaugnessy all joined in to make teams with local businesses. Sam Hughes, Charlie Lakin and physio Nick Fenton also made a four ball with BACT’s own James Billings.

The day was a huge success with the ‘beat the pro’ challenge against Ady from ACE Golf Challenge providing a particular highlight of the day. Despite Ady, a professional golfer taking shots off one leg on a step ladder, a medicine ball and with the ball bouncing in the air, only seven out of the 40 participants managed to ‘beat the pro’. The pro challenge was very kindly sponsored by Palletforce. Special thanks also goes to Pladis for kindly donating snacks to all of our weary golfers at the halfway stage and Raygar for sponsoring our nearest the pin and longest drive challenges.

All of the winners went into a draw and Trevor Cutmore was the overall winner, pocketing a round of golf for four people at either Forest of Arden or the Belfry golf course.  Other winners from the day were Shona Callow from Palletforce, who won the nearest the pin challenge, Tom Hood from Adey triumphed in the Longest Drive contest and Ian Brown was the champion in the Nearest the pin in two.

Overall it was the four ball team from Palletforce who shot the lowest score and Else Law firm finished runners up.

Business Development manager Stefanie White said: “It was an amazing day which highlighted how brilliant local businesses and current partners are in supporting the community so we can put on days like these, which in turn provide vital help more people great to have support from local businesses & current partners.

“Having the players from the first team coming down to support the day was a huge bonus. They really got stuck into the day and made our first ever golf day enjoyable one for those who partnered up with them.”

Ady Wheatcroft of Ace Golf Challenge said: “The day was a pleasure to be a part of. Everyone got stuck in and it was nice to see some of the BACT staff also having a go at the ‘Beat the Pro’ challenge!”

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