Business professionals from across the Midlands and beyond took to Little Aston Golf Course to raise money for charity in the Second City annual Pro Am Golf Tournament.

Now in its 51st year, the tournament has raised over £550,000 for local and national causes.

This is the second year that the tournament has been sponsored by wealth planning specialists Succession Group following the recent acquisition of Clay Rogers, which has supported the tournament for 14 years.

The event raised £18,950 for Prostate Cancer UK and the Norman Laud Association. Funds are raised through various activities across the day. These include a silent auction, with the top prize of two business class flights to anywhere in the world kindly donated by sponsors Turkish Airlines.

More than 150 players teed up to do battle for the coveted tournament trophies. Team Walmsley won the Rod Davies Memorial Bowl with a score of 89 points. The Dick Greenhalgh Memorial Trophy, donated by his son Chris Greenhalgh on the tournament’s 50th anniversary, was lifted by winning professional Paul Raymond Bradshaw with 40 points.

Speaking on behalf of Succession Group Birmingham, Mark Rogers said: “Having supported Second City for 14 years, we are delighted that Succession Group share our passion to support such deserving causes. Succession is a recent addition to the local business community, and we now have three client servicing hubs in key locations providing wealth planning services to clients across the Midlands.”

Tournament Director Jilly Cosgrove commented: “Thanks to Succession Group’s second year of support, we have introduced new fundraising elements and embellishments to ensure the longest running charity Pro Am tournament in the Midlands, can continue supporting local causes from the golf course. If people can have fun whilst raising lots of money then everyone wins!”

Bookings are now being taken for next year’s Second City tournament, which will take place on Wednesday, 11 July at Little Aston Golf Club. More information can be found at