“The Weather Didn’t ‘Putt’ anyone off” at the OIAM Summer Am/Am Charity Golf Tournament 2019

Our annual One in A Million Summer Am/Am Golf Tournament took place at Shipley Golf Club on Friday 16th August 2019, supported by a record 23 teams of four, generously sponsored once again by our friends at Illingworth McNair Insurance Brokers.

Despite the challenging weather conditions, our teams battled through the rain in great spirits, playing 18 holes of competitive ‘Stableford’ golf. The round was made a little more comfortable at the Halfway House, sponsored by Ninety Plus Ltd, where our staff served our golfing hero’s welcome refreshments. New to this year’s tournament was the ‘Ace Golf Challenge’ where our trick shot artist Ady Wheatcroft challenged our golfers to hit a ball onto the 17th Green from either; a pair of step ladders whilst balancing on one leg, a glass bottle or a Gym ball, which produced some of the day’s funniest moments! We would like to thank everyone who donated to OIAM on this hole and our charity hole on the 11th which was sponsored by Jas Athwall DL and generously match funded by Barclays.

Following the days golf, our evenings proceedings continued with a delicious two course meal, fundraising activities with prizes kindly donated by Complete IT Systems and Andrew Seal at SIL Holdings Ltd and a Q&A with the inspirational David Garth whose Commercial Career has taken him from Bradford City AFC to Glasgow Rangers, Manchester United, Inter Milan and back to his beloved Bradford City. Ahead of the prize giving guests were treated to a belly laughing performance from comedian Jamie Sutherland.

Our prize winners on the day were; 1st Naylor Wintersgill – 84pts, 2nd The Buzzards T2 – 83pts and 3rd The Pack – 80pts. Nearest the Pin – Mike Barton, and Longest Drive – Tony Dyer, congratulations everyone! OIAM would like to thank; our main sponsors Illingworth McNair Insurance Brokers, the members and staff at Shipley Golf Club, all sponsors and donators. A huge thank you to everyone who supported a great day despite the rain, to support our work amongst children and young people living in disadvantaged communities of Bradford.

Jamie Illingworth, MD of Illingworth McNair Insurance Brokers said, “We were delighted to sponsor the One In A Million charity Golf Day for the eighth consecutive year, the work the charity does for young disadvantaged children in the Bradford district is truly inspirational”.

Thank you to Charles Waller Photography for braving the weather and taking our team photographs on the day. 

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