A GOLF day has raised significant funds for charity.

Twenty-six teams and more than 100 players participated in the event at Wilmslow Golf Club, raising funds for the Bare Necessities Toiletry Bank who support 32 charities in offering essential toiletries to local people living in hygiene poverty.

They spend £2,500 each month, and the golf day which was staged for the first time in 2021 provided a good source of income.

One of the main organisers Wendy Hobson said: “We were given great support on the day by so many people with terrific help from sponsors, our organisers, helpers, scorers and administrators and the staff and members at Wilmslow Golf Club which helped us raise a fabulous sum of nearly £18,000 on the day.”

There were some top stars on the teams with former England cricket captain Michael Vaughan on the ‘Healthwork’ team and Cheshire Union of Golf officials Andrew Henshall, David Durling and Jonathan Kell joining Olympic gold medallist and county president Martyn Grimley on the ‘We’d Rather Play Golf’ team.

The winning team were The Liver Birdies featuring Chris Baker, Cath Mason, Rita McManus and Mel Zeiderman who travelled from Merseyside to post a top score of nett 50, three less than The Green Team, The Partree Panthers and main sponsors Anwyl Homes.

“It was a great day enjoyed by all despite heavy rain in the afternoon and provided great help for our charity,” said Wendy.

A 9-hole stableford at Alderley Edge was won by Greg Wilmott, 21, from Mark Hinchliffe, 17, and Simon Allen, 16.

The Lady President’s Prize for Edge’s ladies was won by Gwyneth Holt, 40, from Alison Roberts, 38, and Lesley Smith, 37, while Teresa Broomhall was the 9-hole winner with 21, one more than Liz McGuire.

A yellow tee stableford at Styal was won by Paul Lawday with 43, two more than Chris Baillie.

Lee Cullen won the Friday Frolics at Styal with 19, one more than Mike Wright.

A Texas Scramble at Styal was won by S, W and J Geddis and A Ghost with 53.0 from N Rankin, C Littler, D Rothel and R McGlain who won a cpo on 54.0 from C Baker, G Jones, M Stirling and M Bury and S Wild, K O’Doherty. I and D Lynch.

Debbie Reddish was in firm control of a Ladies Stableford at Styal with 43, well clear of Andrea Savin39 and Gayle Blackburn 38.