The Licensed Trade Charity (LTC), the official charity of the industry providing advice and support to those within the drinks trade, has staged an annual golf tournament for over 10 years, and this year’s event is the biggest and best yet with more people than ever before able to join in thanks to support from regional brewers covering a wide geographical spread and gaining entry to some of the best venues around.
Money raised by the tournament will help fund the LTC's work across the country, helping people who have worked in pubs and breweries when they find themselves in difficulty, such as encountering problems with health or finances. More details can be found at www.supportandcare.org
The marker has already been laid down by the Crown at Somercotes, the Sawley Arms in Ripon, and the Sidney Phillips Business Mortgages team in Tenby, who each stormed to victory in the Lincolnshire, Yorkshire and South Wales heats respectively to become the first teams to qualify for the Sky-sponsored grand final at Archerfield Links Golf Club in October.
David Smart, who captained the winning team in the Yorkshire event, said: “It was a really enjoyable day and very well organised. Our team had a wonderful day and the bonus of winning was the icing on the cake. I hope we can play as well again in the final in October!”
There are seven remaining regional events taking place from Lancashire to Devon and West Wales to Norfolk. Entrants just need to gather a team of four players to compete in an 18-hole stableford competition with all four cards counting for the team score.
LTC chairman Roy Boulter said: “The Licensed Trade Charity Golf Tournament is one of the highlights of our fundraising calendar. It is a pleasure each year to welcome back old friends who have played before, but also to meet new entrants. It is well known that a lot of business gets done on the golf course, and we enjoy being able to bring many people from the drinks industry together for what is always a great social occasion, with the added bonus of bragging rights and a place in our grand final for the best team!”