Menzies Welcombe Golf Club Charity Golf Event
July 3, 2013
The Menzies Welcombe Golf Club recently embarked on their 2013 Captain Pro Challenge, playing on four courses in four countries on the same day to raise money for charity. The challenge was successfully completed on Thursday 20 June and raised over £2,000 for Breast Cancer Care and Prostate Cancer UK.
The team, which included Dan Hacker, Director of Golf and John Burton, Club Captain, played 72 holes in Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England. They first played at Faughan Valley Golf Club in Derry before flying to Campbeltown Airport in Scotland and playing at Machrihanish Golf Club. The third course of the day was at Anglesey Golf Club before the team flew to Wellesbourne airport where they took a helicopter flight to the Welcombe 17th tee.
The team flew in a six seater Piper plane which was provided by Take Flight Aviation. The pilot offered his plane and time for free. The golf clubs all waived their usual fees.
Dan Hacker, Director of Golf at the Menzies Welcombe Golf Club said “Every year we have a Captain’s Challenge in aid of charity and this was probably one of the most challenging! As well as playing some enjoyable golf on 4 fantastic golf courses, we also raised a substantial amount to be shared between Breast Cancer Care and Prostrate Cancer UK”.
Located on the outskirts of Stratford-upon-Avon, the Menzies Welcombe Hotel Spa & Golf Club is situated just five minutes from junction 15 of the M40.