What a glorious day Friday 18th May was as The Grange, Bookham hosted the 3rd Annual Grange Golf Tournament for adults with learning and physical difficulties. 42 players comprising of 7 teams (The Grange, Post 19, Surrey Choices: Lockwood, Fernleigh, Woking & Camberley) competed for individual and team prizes across our 7-hole golf course set within the grounds of the 8-acre site. The tournament once again offered players the opportunity to play the course and challenge themselves with their chipping and putting skills, recording individual scores on their scorecards for 6 holes. The 7th hole gave an opportunity for players to attempt the “Longest Drive”.
Community Golf programmes are designed to remove all barriers and be fully inclusive and our objectives are to promote physical activity and lead to improving people’s sense of physical and mental wellbeing. Through our innovative format, we aim to make it easier for people to pick up a club and have a go in a comfortable and relaxed “no frills” environment.
A big thank you to everyone who supported the day, but especially to the staff and volunteers at The Grange for all their generosity in making the event another resounding success. Special mention must go to Brenna Russell, Activity Co-ordinator and Phil Edmunds, the Chef for a wonderful post-tournament BBQ and to Mole Valley Council for assisting with the funding for the event.
Congratulations to everyone who came to play – it was a wonderful day of golf with very high standards. A fantastic round of 17 by Toby from Woking and Joe from Post 19 with his 33 metre longest drive.
We very much look forward to seeing everyone again next year.
The day was fiercely competitive and our winners Post-19 successfully defended their trophy from 2017 with an average score of 21.8 pipping the Grange A Team to the top prize by 0.8.