Kington Golf Club has adopted a charity mascot bear and named him Brad, after their location on Bradnor Hill, in order to raise money for the Club's 2019 charity - the HELP Appeal. HELP is the only national charity raising money for hospital helipads.
Golfers make a donation to the Appeal in order to take Brad with them on new adventures.
To date, Brad has visited Australia, Japan, St Lucia, Singapore and many places in Europe. He has been to Ascot, Twickenham and Wimbledon (where he was invited on to Court No 1 by former British #1s Andrew Castle and Jeremy Bates)!
Local projects for the HELP Appeal include a helipad upgrade at Hereford County Hospital and a new raised helipad at Worcester Royal Hospital.
Lesley Knight of the HELP Appeal said 'We love this idea from Kington Golf Club. Not only is it a fun way to raise awareness of the charity but it is also raising much-needed funds so we can continue building more hospital helipads closer to emergency departments.'
Images show Brad
If you want to add further support to the HELP Appeal go to:
A fabulous day at KGC for The Coronation Cup Mixed Open - Greensome Foursomes
1st - Sajid & Seon Shah - Celtic Manor 42 Points
2nd - Haydn Williams and Debbie Jones - KGC 41 Points
3rd - Geoffrey Clark & Joy Singh - Newport GC 40 Points
1st - Allan Williams & Iris Corfield - KGC 29 points
2nd - Ted & Toinette Davies - KGC 28 points
3rd - Kevin Barnes - KGC & Pip Frost - The Worcestershire 27 Points
Nearest the Pins
3rd - Mike Davies
5th - Toinette Davies
9th- Wyndham Evans
12th - David Allender
15th - Glen Fletcher
Winners Sajid and Seon Shah (Right) with Allan Williams and Iris Corfield
Kington was host to a spectacular range of high-powered motor cars when the South Wales branch of the Porsche Owners Club dropped in for lunch last Sunday!
Kington Golf Club is being considered for the prestigious 2019 Golf Environment Awards.
Some of the initiatives undertaken at KGC and considered as eco-friendly by the judging body - STRI are:
With temperatures close to 30 degrees but thankfully with a bit of Kington wind, the 36 hole competition became more of a survival event!
in the end, Iris Corfield won the Club Championship for the best gross score and Debbie Jones won the Iris Paget Cup for the best nett.
1st Iris Corfield 89-94 183
2nd Anita Dart 95-93 188
3td Teresa Godbert 93-95 188
IRIS PAGET CUP FOR THE BEST NETT SCORE
1st Debbie Jones 72-70 142
2nd Liz Lockwood 69-79 148
3rd Teresa Godbert 74-76 150