First ever winner lifts new charity golf trophy – as competition raises £600
The inaugural Magnolia Trophy at Pike Hills Golf Club has been presented to the winner.
Past captain John Masiak did the presentation. His wife Jackie was a well-liked lady member of the club who sadly died in January 2020.
During her long illness Jackie received care from the Magnolia Centre at York Hospital and prior to her death, Jackie and John decided they wished to show their ongoing appreciation to the Magnolia Centre by introducing a charity fundraising competition to be played on an annual basis.
The Magnolia Centre at York is a Cancer Care Centre, with superb staff and facilities, giving world class treatment and support to its patients.
Despite poor weather conditions, 40 ladies ventured out on 25 May and competed for the Trophy in an 18-hole competition which was won by Lucy Smith.
A further seven ladies also played in a 9-hole competition which was won by Sue Spence.
In addition, a 9-hole crazy golf course, constructed by John, was set up indoors for all members to play. Apparently, this was as much fun as the actual matches.
In total £611 was raised from entry fees, a raffle and donations.