News, Weymouth Lifeboats

Sat 11 March 17

Greenhill Putting Tournament raises funds for RNLI


Greenhill Putting Tournament raises funds for RNLI

Local boat owner Bryan Sheffield wanted to raise funds for the Weymouth RNLI lifeboat station, so decided to organise a mini golf putting tournament which was held on the 1st October 2016 at the Greenhill Putting Green.

Iain Turnbull who runs the putting green along with the Jurassic Rock Cafe and Greenhill Tennis Courts provided the venue free of charge and Steve Harley from Lloyds Bank agreed that Lloyds would match fund the total that was raised.

Approximately 40 people took part in the tournament, which coincidentally was won by Steve Harley, and enabled £211 to be raised; this was then matched funded by Lloyds Bank to a total of £422.

Iain Turnbull said that it was hoped that the tournament would become an annual event with people being able to get in some early practice when the putting green opens again on the 18th March.

Bryan, Steve and Iain visited Weymouth lifeboat station on Wednesday 8th March to hand over the cheque to lifeboat Coxswain Andy Sargent, lifeboat Mechanic Phil Handsford and RNLI lifeguard Supervisor Alice Higgins.

Ken Francis
Volunteer press officer

Picture shows; L to R Iain Turnbull, Phil Hansford, Andy Sargent Steve Harley, Bryan Sheffield and Alice Higgins.