Silsden golf challenge raises over £2,000 for charity

Craven Herald: The four men who took part in Silsden Golf Club five-round charity challenge were (from left) Will Twigg, Matthew Throupe, Alasdair Clarke and Nick Twigg The four men who took part in Silsden Golf Club five-round charity challenge were (from left) Will Twigg, Matthew Throupe, Alasdair Clarke and Nick Twigg

FOUR members of Silsden Golf Club completed five rounds of golf in less than 24 hours to raise over £2,000 for charity.

The idea to play five rounds of golf in a day was the brainchild of club member Will Twigg.

His grandfather, Barry Robinson, a local grocer, caterer, and former owner of Steeton Hall, suffered several strokes in his lifetime and was a great supporter of Manorlands Hospice.

This inspired Will to come up with an event to raise funds for the Stroke Association and Yorkshire Cancer Research.

Sadly his grandfather died a few weeks before Will, his brother Nick Twigg, friend Matthew Throupe and Silsden club captain Alasdair Clarke took on the challenge.

They teed off at 5.20am on Sunday, June 15, in inclement weather and completed the five rounds of medal play at 7.50pm, a significant achievement.

So far more than £2,000 has been raised, and further donations can be made at Twiggs newsagents in Silsden.

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