Pro AM Breaks the 10k Barrier
92 golfers took to the fairways at Cookridge Hall on Monday to compete in the annual charity Pro Am.
Launched in 2005 by Cookridge Hall General Manager Gary Day the event has raised thousands for local charities including the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. Since then the club has for the past four years supported Ward L42 at Leeds General Infirmary a ward specialising in high dependency surgical cases in children.
The aim this year was to break the £10,000 barrier, in monies raised for the ward. With thanks to all our supporters we received some terrific items to auction including Danny McGuire, a close friend of Cookridge, who donated a signed shirt from his testimonial game earlier this year which raised a magnificent £500.00.
Following the auction and on course challenges over £2900 was raised. Earlier this year Cookridge Hall set out to find Super Leagues Best Golfer with the help of Super League star Richard Mathers. With monies raised at this event took the annual total to in excess of £5800 taking the overall total in four year to £12612.00.
This is a fantastic achievement by all involved and a huge thanks is expressed to all our supporters and generous auction bidders over the years.
The event itself proved a huge success yet again with Cookridge members T&M Autocare taking top honours partnered by Cookridge Hall Head Professional Mark Pinkett.
The individual Professional prize went to Jonathan Lupton from Close House Hotel & golf Club in Newcastle with a commendable 68 4 under par. The event attracted numerous stars from the sporting world including former Rhinos now Wakefield Wildcats Lee Smith and Richard Mathers alongside four of the Premier Leagues referees in Martin Atkinson, Jon Moss, Neil Swarbrick and Mike Dean.
Next year see’s the club celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Pro Am and with many special plans in place teams have already entered in what is sure to prove a great golfing event.