Kick It Into Touch Charity Golf Open

Today saw our 3rd Kick It Into Touch Charity Golf Day at Rowlands Castle Golf Club.

Thanks to two friends of mine, Jimmy Klepacz of Rowlands Castle and Jim ‘The Barber’ Doye of Havant, this years event got to take place.
If It wasn’t for the two Jim’s, the golf wasn’t happening this year. There was no way I was in any fit state to organise it at all, being so close to the end of the chemo.
The two Jims also had a lot of help from local friends of theirs as well.
The tournament had 28 teams of 4 playing, which included a team with ex-Portsmouth players Paul Walsh and Mark Chamberlain.
The day tee-ed off at 945am and the last team came in around 645pm. It snowed all day and was freezing, but that didn’t put anybody off at all.
We also gave local businesses the opportunity to sponsor a hole for £50, this was also a success.
In the evening there was an auction which had some amazing pieces up for grabs, including a Spain shirt signed by 16 of the squad that won Euro 2012.  A hospitality day at the British Superbikes Championship, kindly donated by Hampshire motorcycles and quad centre in Waterlooville and golf tour bag, signed by numerous players on the European Golf Tour.
Also there was a raffle to win a replica Olympic Torch.
Probably the best prize on the night was donated by Paul Walsh, on behalf of Sky Sports.
This prize consists of, the morning at Soccer AM Sky One’s football talk show presented by Helen Chamberlain and Max Rushden, then after that, spend the afternoon at Gillette Soccer Saturday which is presented by Jeff Stelling.
The final figure for money raised on the day has still not been finalised yet, but It looks like its well over £5000.
I would like to thank everybody involved in making the day the biggest so far.

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