‘DAY to remember’ were the words used after a golfer completed a round of the game blindfolded to raise money for two charities.
Kim Tierney, lady captain of Branston Golf and Country Club, off Fairway, revealed that she was ‘indebted’ to all those who helped her navigate around Whittington Golf Club as part of the challenge.
All money raised will be split between The British Heart Foundation and Prostate Cancer
She said: “I finally got to play my long awaited lady captain’s challenge and it was truly a day to remember.
“Bright sunshine all day and not a drop of rain and, apart from not being able to complete this at Branston, I couldn’t have wished for a better day.
“Team Tierney were ready to go no matter what happened and I am indebted to everyone who gave up their time to come along to help out.
“A warm welcome greeted us as soon as we arrived.
“It was sad it was not possible to stage it at Branston but the weather did it’s best to scupper all attempts to hold the challenge there.
“Fortunately Whittington enabled us to honour the fund-raising commitment and it is expected that I will have raised more than £1,000.
“Each captain tries to think of something different each year to raise money for their chosen charity and this year was no exception.
“To everyone who has supported the day and pledged funds - time to honour (or double) your commitment.”
The fact that some of the money raised will go to the British Heart Foundation has added significance due to the fact that last year Burton was named as a ‘Heart Town’.
This means that the charity does more to help people with heart problems in the town.
The challenge took three hours, 56 minutes and 27 seconds to complete in 165 shots.
More information is available by visiting http://ladycaptain2012.blogspot.co.uk/, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or donating at www.justgiving.com/user/32297716