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14 October 2014

Bristol Rovers players and staff participated in the clubs annual charity golf day yesterday at Farrington Golf Club.

Monday's event took place in horrendous conditions with wind and heavy rain throughout the day and the decision was made after nine holes to split the day into two, nine hole competitions.

The fifth hole at Farrington was changed to the Chairman's Charity hole in aid of The Goodwill Cause.

The Goodwill Cause is in memory of William Woods who died suddenly on June 3 from a rare condition called childhood Burkitt's Lymphoma.

To support this research in to Burkitt’s The Good Will Cause will be donating the majority of funds to the North of England Children’s Cancer Research Fund, one of the country’s leading research institutes into childhood cancer.
Whilst Will lived all his short life in Newcastle, his Grandfather lives in Bristol and is a life-long Gashead.

For more information on The Goodwill Cause or to donate, please take a look at their Just Giving Page.

Bristol Rovers raised £400 on the day and the club will also be doing a bucket collection at the home game with Kidderminster on Saturday 15th of November and all support is welcomed.

The Golf Day Winners

Front Nine:

1st RateAvon - partnered by Ian Holtby
2nd Heineken United - partnered by Tom Curtis
3rd Clutton Old Boys - partnered by Mark McChrystal
4th J&G Fencing - partnered by Steve Mildenhall

Back Nine:

1st Lancer Scott A - partnered by Ollie Clarke
2nd Farrington Gold - partnered by Rod Wesson
3rd Third Generation Gas - partnered by Matty Taylor
4th Bristol Irish Golf Society - partnered by Lee Mansell

The scores were tallied and the overall winners of the day were RateAvon who were captained by Vince Crawley.

Everyone at Bristol Rovers would like to thank Farrington for their fantastic hospitality at the event and as a token gesture offering every participant a free round of golf, due to the horrendous conditions.

The club would also like to thank all the teams that participated and look forward to a better event next year and we also hope that everyone has finally warmed up and dried out!!

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