City golfers chip in £15,000

More than 160 keen golfers chipped in with £15,000 for charity when the 2010 Second City Golf Classic returned to Little Aston Golf Course near Sutton Coldfield.

With a staggering entry of 42 teams raising funds on behalf of the Arthritis Research Campaign and the Norman Laud Association the annual event – in its 44th year – was hailed as one of the best yet.

This year the prestigious charity event welcomed back as sponsors Spire Little Aston Hospital. They celebrated their return in style as the winners of the Rod Davies Memorial Bowl were The Three Spires, one of Spire Little Aston’s teams, supported by their pro Craig Swinburn.

The Golf Professional prize went to Matt Morris, from Walmley, Sutton Coldfield, who shot a gross 65 for the day on a beautifully prepared course.

The event, the Midlands’ premier charity golf tournament, raised a staggering £15,000 for the chosen charities. Pictures from the day can be viewed on  The tournament returns to Little Aston Golf Club next year and entry forms can be downloaded from the website.

Peter Skerritt hands over as tournament director to Jilly Cosgrove, managing director of Barques Design, for 2011.  Peter is taking time out to visit Australia.