Charity golf event to remember baby Jack

A charity golf day held in memory of a little boy who died from a rare muscle condition expects to raise £1,700.

Wednesday, 13th July 2016, 5:02 pm
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 2:33 am
Team Goodfellas, winners of the overall trophy with 96 points. From left: Sam Bond, James Randall, Michael Bailey and Jack Brocklehurst.

The Jack Blunsdon Memorial Trophy, now in its tenth year, raises money in memory of Jack Blunsdon, who suffered from Myotubular Myopathy.

The event, held this year at Littlehampton Golf Club, saw 48 people compete in teams of four. Players donated £11 as part of their entrace fee, with funds going to the Myotubular Trust.

Jack’s dad, Dave Blunsdon, 50, who lives in Sompting, said: “It’s just nice that we get so many people out there.”

Nearly 50 golfers gathered before tee-off at Littlehampton Golf Club.

“Some people don’t play at all all year but come out there for Jack’s day. It keeps his name alive.”

Teams played in a Stableford format on the 19 hole seaside course, with additional awards for nearest the pin and longest drive.

New team Goodfellas won the overall trophy with 96 points despite very windy conditions, with Graham Lind and Des Farrow winning nearest the pin on the par 3s and Gavin Ingles hitting the longest drive.

“It was a monster, about 370 yards”, said Mr Blunsdon, describing the drive.

The group have raised £70,000 for Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice and the Myotubular Trust over the years.

“A massive thank you to Littlehampton Golf Club staff who made us feel very welcome on the day and were very accommodating to our needs and wishes”, Mr Blunsdon added.

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