Second City Tee’s Off Despite The Recession

An astonishing 35 teams took part in the 43rd Second City Charity Golf Tournament, raising a staggering £11,500 for chosen charities Arthritis Research Campaign and Focus Birmingham despite the recession.

The winners of the Rod Davies Memorial Bowl were Team FIGS with Finlay Clark from Blackwell as their Pro and the professional prize went to Jeremy Robinson from      Twyford who shot a gross 66 for the day.

Says Peter Skerritt, Tournament Director “I would like to thank everyone who supported the tournament and I hope that you will continue to offer your support this year in what should be the best Second City tournament yet.”

The tournament returns to Little Aston Golf Club on Wednesday 14th July. Little Aston is also host to this years’ English Amateur Championship some twelve days after the Second City tournament, so the course will be in fantastic condition. Teams are being snatched up faster than we have ever seen before and we are delighted to announce that we have a main sponsor for 2010 – Spire Little Aston Hospital.

Charities like Arthritis Research Campaign, seen here receiving their cheque alongside Focus Birmingham, have been benefiting from the generosity of the teams and sponsors for over 20 years. Sarah Cooke from ARC, who with her team of helpers, actively sell raffle tickets before and during the event added:

“We would like to thank everyone involved with the Second City Charity Golf Classic for the very generous donation raised at the tournament – we have been benefactors for many years and we are delighted to learn that Second City will be supporting us again this year.”

In addition to ARC, the second nominated charity is The Norman Laud Association who provide day and respite care for children and young adults with special needs.