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On Friday 21st of June, Royal Winchester Golf Club hosted its annual Captain’s Charity Day in aid of WYC, offering a day of gourmet dining, great weather and some top-quality golf on display. The day saw 25 teams of four golfers come together to compete for exciting prizes and to raise money for our charity, amongst the backdrop of the jaw dropping Royal Winchester Golf Course.

The day began with a full English Breakfast, provided by the outstanding catering team at the club. Followed by welcoming comments from Captain Stewart Hawthorn and WYC’s own Hannah Reidy, who thanked the teams for their participation and outlined the vital work we do in the Winchester community which the day would help to continue.

The tournament teed off with a shotgun start at midday, sending the teams across the 18-hole course simultaneously, ensuring all participants would finish at the same time.

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The course was dotted with further opportunities to win incredible prizes, such as longest drive competitions, nearest the pin, hole in one reward and the infamous ‘Beat the Pro’ challenge. The highlight of these was the chance to win £5000 cash with a hole in one on the 11th hole, which saw many valiant attempts but no winners.

The day came to a close with a three-course dinner, games, and a silent auction back at the clubhouse that raised further funds that will go towards helping young people in the Winchester community. We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the generous backing of a large number of Winchester’s local businesses that donated prizes and support to what was a fantastic day’s golf and fun for all those involved. The auction was exceptionally well-supported, featuring a range of coveted items and experiences donated by the local business community.

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We would also like to offer our sincerest thanks to everyone at The Royal Winchester Golf Club, men’s captain Stewart Hawthorn and his team for their incredible efforts in running a wonderful day. Finally, we would like to relay our deepest gratitude to all the tournament’s participants who filled the day with laughs and some great golf and who together raised just under £9,000 for WYC and the young people of Winchester.