Cowdray Park Golf Day a success

June 25, 2015, 10:43 a.m.

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On Wednesday 10 June Cowdray Park Golf Club hosted Treloar’s annual charity Golf Day. After completing a fantastic 18 holes, around 100 people gathered on the green and watched one of the highlights of the day: hundreds of golf balls plummeting onto the specially-made temporary hole as an Atlas Helicopter, hovering at 90ft above a green, dropped a 1,000 golf balls.

Balls were sold for £2.50 each and the one that went in or closest to the hole won their lucky buyer £500 with the rest raised going to Treloar’s. The idea was tried successfully last year and Atlas Helicopters’ managing director Mike Burns was keen to do the drop once again. “You enter Treloar’s feeling awful for the students and their situation, but quickly pick up such a heart-warming appreciation of the effort both teachers and students put into each lesson that you leave with a lot of optimism for their future”.

Whilst no balls went in the hole this year, the ball closest belonged to Noelle Nutman, an Occupational Therapy Administrator at Treloar’s, who purchased the golf ball for her 5 year old son Harry. Both mother and son were delighted to find out they had won the competition.

Harry was thrilled with his golf ball and has kept it with him since. With the prize money Noelle will be using some of the money to treat Harry and his father to an overnight stay at Legoland. They also plan to buy a sensory toy for the children of Harry’s age at Treloar’s.