Golfers raise cash with Bondhay hosted event

Over 80 golfers gathered at Bondhay Golf Club to raise charity cash in memory of Barry Thackery.

The Barry Thackery Memorial Tournament attracted 84 golfers to the Whitwell Common course, including some former professional footballers.

The competition was won by junior golfer Harrison Kaye, a member of Bondhay, with 37 stableford points.

A team consisting of ex pro footballer Steve Cammack, Nigel Presswood, Mark Andrew and Andy Kaye took the team prize.

After the golf, the players had the chance to win raffle and auction prizes, including a holiday to Tenerife, a shower unit and golf rounds at a number of local courses.

The event was supported by CB Gas Services, run by Todwick local Chris Beal who has backed the event for the third year running.

Over £1,000 was raised for the Royal School for the Deaf, in memory of a man who dedicated his life to a worthy cause.

Andy Kaye explained: “Barry Thackery was the father of Jude Ashmore, a serving police officer and colleague of mine.

“He was profoundly deaf and for most of his life he worked for a deaf school in Derby as a teacher.

“He died quite suddenly three years ago and Jude and her husband wanted to do something to remember him, so the tournament was set up.”

Kaye expressed his gratitude to Bondhay for hosting the event,a nd the golfers for making it a success.

“It was a great day,” he said.

“Our biggest yet.

“The golf was followed by a very enjoyable evening meal and presentation.

See www.rsd-derby.org/ for more information on the school benefitting from the golf day.