Independent builders merchant, Parker Building Supplies, managed to raise over £15,000 for charity partner Teenage Cancer Trust at its annual golf day, breaking its own record for funds raised in a single event.
Held at the East Sussex National, conditions proved to be much kinder to the entrants at the merchant’s golf day than those competing at the Open Championship who were forced to battle torrential rain and winds at St Andrews.
Forty teams of four players took on 18 holes of birdies, bogies and bunkers on the lush greens of the Resort’s East and West Courses.
The team events were won by Gow Roofing (East Course) and team Rod Allen (West Course).
Individual winners were Luke Broomfield of Team Paul Rodemark and Richard Smith of Team Phil Belfield. Prizes for Nearest the Pin were won by Steve Hampton of Team Allen and Pavestone’s Russell Judd. The Longest Drive winners were Darren Hill of Rowlinson Timber and Adam Skelton of Total Project Management.
The proceedings began with a trade exhibition in the National Suite with 260 customers and suppliers attending the event, all in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust.
The golf challenge was followed with a three course dinner, as well as a charity auction hosted by Heart FM’s “Jack the Lad” along with former Spurs and Brighton defender Guy Butters who presented the golf winners with their prizes.