Chipping in for charity

Golfers travelled from across England including north Yorkshire, London and Oxford to support our West Midlands Golf Day, which raised £6,200 for the charity.

The event, supported by employment experts Pertemps People Development Group, saw 88 players compete for honours at Ladbrook Park Golf Club, south of Solihull. DTZ shone through on the day being crowned the regional champions. Participating local businesses included long-standing Wooden Spoon supporters TNT and Barclays, as well as a host of local businesses returning for its sixth year at the venue.

Helping to present the prizes was Wooden Spoon Ambassador and Arctic Rugby Challenge Captain Tim Stimpson, who entertained the players over lunch with tales of his heroic record breaking trek to the Magnetic North Pole. The team from Hill International raised one of the biggest cheers of the day after ‘playing the most golf’ to secure the coveted wooden spoon prize.

Wooden Spoon West Midlands Chairman Phil Pemble declared the day a tremendous success and said that the ultimate winners would be the local children who will benefit. He added: “A huge thanks must go to all the companies who supported us on the day. One of the day’s highlights was the presentation of the inaugural Duncan Campbell Memorial Shield for the longest drive; we sadly lost Duncan to cancer last year. Duncan regularly entered a team into the competition and we were delighted when his wife Hazel agreed to present the trophy recalling how he always enjoyed the day and spoke fondly of the charity.” Thanks to everyone for their wonderful support.

Find out more about the projects we support here.