Captains' Charity

Rushcliffe Golf Club prides itself on supporting charities. Each year the incoming Captains nominate their chosen charity(ies). Over the years a number of very worthy local and national charities have been helped to the sum of hundreds of thousands of pounds.

Each year we hold a Rushcliffe Charity Open in support of the Captains' Charity(ies). If you wish to enter then please look on the Open Competitions page.


For 2017 the Captains' Charity is Battle Back Golf. The Battle Back programme is a military initiative designed to introduce injured service personnel to sports and adventurous training activities - returning them to a more normal active lifestyle and aiding in their physical and psychological rehabilitation. The Battle Back charity is a thank you to the service men and women who have sacrificed themselves and been so brave for our country and for our people.

The use of sports and outdoor activities has a proven track record to aid successful physical and psychological rehabilitation, providing the foundation for the development of a positive self image and outlook on life. Battle Back Golf is no exception, proving highly successful in enhancing self confidence and morale. The programme aims to provide equipment, coaching and golfing opportunities for the growing band of military golfers. The focus of the programme is on competitive golf and the preparation for competition.

Dave Beniston (Men's Captain) and Babs Banfield (Lady Captain) commented that "In 2018 the military rehabilitation centre at Headley Court in Surrey will be transferred to the Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre Stanford Hall (about 3 miles from Rushcliffe Golf Club). Currently Headley Court has a link with nearby Tyrells Wood Golf Club - with the move to Stanford Hall we would like for Rushcliffe Golf Club to take over this mantle in supporting our military wounded. We hope that as Members of Rushcliffe Golf Club you embrace Battle Back Golf and the opportunity it offers us all to give something back to our military wounded and, at the same time, build a long-lasting legacy through a relationship with DNRC Stanford Hall."

Charity Day Results

On Sunday 6th August 2017, 64 teams from Golf Clubs from all over the country and 5 from Battle Back Golf took part in The Rushcliffe Golf Club Charity Day in aid of Battle Back Golf, the first teeing off at 07:20am and the last at 4:20pm.    Russell Allen and his green-keeping team presented a stunning golf course in wonderful condition, with quick greens and one or two less than charitable pin positions.  A good day’s golf was had by all followed by a packed presentation evening.

The results are: -

1st

 Ian Hillyer

Neil Stone

Darryl Short

Adrian Thompson

 

Shirland GC

88 pts

2nd

 Garth Thomas

Craig Banfield

Will Dobson

Roy Morris

 

DNRC and Rushcliffe

87 pts

Back 9

3rd

 Tim Slade

Rab Devenney

Nigel Stafford

Chris Jennison

 

Rushcliffe

 

87 pts

4th

 Mark Surtees

Jes Ainsworth

Wayne Harris

Richard Windle

 

Rushcliffe

86 pts

5th

 Mike Faulkner

Kevin Edwards

Ian Dyer

Chris Maden

 

Rushcliffe

84 pts

Best Mixed Team

 Malcolm Peasnall

Jean Peasnall

Roger Snelson

Gill Snelsom

 

Rushcliffe &

Wellingborough

80 pts

Back 9

 Other Results

Lady’s Longest Drive

Gill Snelson

Wellingborough GC

Men’s Longest Drive

Tim Slade

Rushcliffe GC

Nearest Pin 3rd

Chris Wright

Mapperley GC

Nearest Pin 5th

Bob Chambers

Rushcliffe GC

Nearest Pin 7th

Matt Bullock

 

Nearest Pin 11th

Adrian Van Bil John

Luffenham Heath GC

Nearest Pin 14th

Mike Faulkner

Rushcliffe GC