Elexis Brown Golf Foundation: Charity Golf Day
GREAT EFFORT: Ben Peter (left) and Phil Grimwood with Welsh professional Hannah Bowen at the Elexis Brown Golf Foundation Charity Day
Foundation boosted by nearly £6,000 thanks charity golf day at Stonebridge Golf Club
Almost £6,000 was raised for the The Elexis Brown Golf Foundation as the charity held its first golf fundraiser at Stonebridge Golf Club earlier this month 12th of April 2022.
Ninety-six golfers travelled from all parts of the country to the midlands venue and helped raise
£5.770. The day included a beat - the - pro challenge with Hannah Bowen travelling up from south Wales to her bit while Leicestershire businessman Saft Islam, owner of the Chutney Ivy restaurant, provided refreshment and snacks on the eighth tee.
Saft Islam owner of Chutney Ivy restaurant, Leicester pictured (bottom right) with founder Ben Peter. Saft's team The Spice Boys above.
The foundation was started and is run by the family and friends of talented golfer Elexis Brown ,who died suddenly last year aged just 13. It aims to offer four children an all -encompassing golf package. That includes a years worth of free coaching with a PGA professional and also pay for 12 months of membership to a golf club in the local area where the junior lives.
A HUGE HELP: Liam Harrison from Golf Mates (right) helped raise £1000s at the auction
Elexis's dad and foundation founder Ben Peter, who organised the day with the help of fellow trustees Phil Grimwood and Andy Myers plus Midlands Golfer Magazine, paid tribute to all those who cam to donated so generously. After the golf had finished thousands were raised via an auction.
He said "The foundation was delighted with how much money was raised on the day. Since we set up the foundation back in 2021 we have been overwhelmed with support we have received in term of the money but also the belief in what we are trying to achieve going forward".
LOVED GOLF: Elexis who died last year age 13
YouTube star Liam Harrison hosted the auction and also partnered golfnews24.co.uk Managing Editor Mark Flanagan in one of the groups. It was a brilliant day and massive credit goes to Ben, Phil and the rest of the organisers, said Mark.
We are proud and honoured to support The Elexis Brown Golf Foundation. It's aims are just what golf needs more of. Elexis disgracefully suffered discrimination because of her skin colour and anything that helps the sport become more inclusive and encourages participation deserves all our support.
WHAT A TEAM! Golf YouTuber Liam Harrison (centre), golfnews24 editor Mark Flanagan and the team's secret weapon...Mark's sister Karen Flanagan
WINNERS ON THE DAY
WINNERS: 1st Skulduggery select (top left) 2nd 3 men and a lady (top right) 3rd One less than the rest ( bottom left) 4th Wellsecure lock smiths ( bottom Right )
JUNIOR WINNING TEAM
WHAT A TEAM! Team Every Shot Counts with Eva-Grace (left to right) Ambassador for Every Shot Counts junior clothing brand, Sapphire Boyce-on the foundation program, Megan Grimwood- Elexis best friend and supporter to the foundation. Please visit everyshotcounts.co.uk number one for junior golf clothing.
EXTRA WIINNING EVENTS: David Matthews (top left) Longest Drive men's, Megan Grimwood-longest drive ladies/junior, Mandy Davies-winner of beat the pro challenge ,Christian Disney (bottom left) nearest to the pin in 2, Paul Hird nearest to the pin par3.
These special ball makers where custom made especially for the charity day by The Northern Ball Markers company who are one of our support for the foundation for enquires please visit www.norternballmarkers.co.uk.
I'LL HAVE THE GOULASH
Unfortunately on golf events a team has to come last on the day, and this team was I'll have the goulash! we thought the perfect prize would be a set of child's plastic clubs and a sleeve of golf balls. As you can see from the photos all smiles and happy faces on the day, it's not all about winning in these special events.