2021 Charity Golf Day

Our 2021 Charity Golf Day at Goodwood Golf

We welcomed 18 teams in May to the stunning Goodwood Estate to enjoy a day’s golf supporting Oracle’s pioneering research into head and neck cancer.

After a nervewracking week watching the weather veer from torrential rain, hail, high winds and thunderstorms we were relieved that the sun shone and our teams enjoyed a dry day on the glorious Goodwood Estate set in the heart of the South Downs in West Sussex. To ensure that the event was COVID-secure team arrivals were staggered and golfers enjoyed a light breakfast in the Kennels Clubhouse before heading off on the course. We were delighted to welcome sponsors, Eight One Power Drinks who provided goody-bags and refreshments to keep our teams energised for their round on the testing Downs Course.

We had plenty of on-course competitions during the round including several nearest the pin competitions, longest drive and our trademark “Shark Attack” challenge, won by Stuart Binfield.  “Shark Attack” is a chipping competition and isn’t as easy as it looks and only a handful of golfers made it through to the draw for a Goodwood Estate prize.

The halfway house situated at the highest point of the course offered golfers a chance to have a quick break and enjoy the incredible views towards the Isle of Wight and the south coast towards Portsmouth. Luckily the storms kept away from Goodwood and there were some spectacular sights as storms gathered over the channel.

On the day our golfers battled it out for best team and individual scores to be in line for some fabulous prizes from the Goodwood Golf Estate. The best individual player is also awarded the Derek Lucie-Smith Memorial Cup. Derek founded the first Oracle golf day in 2008 and the team will never forget his incredible support over the years.Prizewinners
Best Team: The Fruit Boys on 86 points
Paul Beaumont, Mark Reddish, Mark Redfern and Simon Alldridge
Second placed team: The Prophets on 85 points
Michael Elliott, Jane Elliott, David Jamieson and Penny Jamieson
Third placed team: Petworth Putters on 82 points
Peter Rhys Evans, Andrew Rhys Evans, Bill Peach and Matt Knell Best Individual Score and Winner of the Derek Lucie-Smith Memorial Trophy:
Mark Redfern on 40 points Nearest the pin winner:
Tim Fallon (1st), Nigel Digweed (12th)
Nearest to the pin in 2 (6th):
David Jamieson
Longest Drive (18th)
Charlie Marks
Shark Attack
Stuart Binfield