Charity golf day in full swing

Rotherham Golf Day
Rotherham Golf Day
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A couple of football legends and a signed tie belonging to Sir Alex Ferguson got a charity golf day in full swing.

More than 70 golfers attended the charity event this month, held in support of The Samaritans at Rotherham Golf Club - home to Masters Champion Danny Willett, who represented Team GP at the Olympics in Rio.

Among the event’s supporters was legendary Sheffield United and England footballer Tony Currie and Blades player Ted Hemsley.

Tony said: “There were a few bad shots here and there, but we played as a team and, with two to score, we did quite well. Playing golf and combining it with supporting a charity is a real privilege. Anyone might need to call Samaritans - at different times we all need help. I hope this event really puts Samaritans on the map, especially with men, so that many more reach out for support.”

Rotherham-based environmental services business SME Ltd hosted the day, with support from a host of local companies and organisations. After completing the game, golfers attended a dinner back at the Clubhouse followed by a charity auction, which included golf merchandise, tickets for this year’s Masters and football memorabilia, such as a photo of Paul Gasgoigne and Vinnie Jones and a tie signed by former Manchester United manager, Sir Alex Ferguson.

SME Ltd’s managing director Mark McGrail said: “The spirit on the night was fantastic. We work with the rail industry and have connections with people who’ve been affected in different ways when someone has taken their own life and it’s such an important issue.. I’d like to thank everyone involved.”