A Hole new ball game

Matt Jansen and Andy Turner preparing for the Chorley FC golf day
Matt Jansen and Andy Turner preparing for the Chorley FC golf day

THERE should be plenty of birdies at Shaw Hill Golf and Country Club this season.

But on August 20 some of them will be Magpies!

That’s the date for Chorley FC’s annual Golf Day, when Chorley boss Garry Flitcroft and head coach Matt Jansen swop studs for spikes, and hopefully invite some of their soccer pals to join them.

And you can swing along with them and help to boost the club’s finances.

Apart from promising a “hole” lot of fun, there’ll be lots of prizes up for grabs – including a fabulous Nissan Juke car.

It’s been provided by Victory Park stadium sponsor The Chorley Group, who will hand the keys to the first player to ace a nominated par three hole.

You are advised to book your place as soon as possible. The event is limited to 24 teams of four players comprising men, women or mixed, in a stableford format, with the best two scores on each hole counting, and because there’s a shotgun start, everyone will finish their rounds at the same time.

Shaw Hill, which also supports the Magpies, has reduced the price of a team to £350, that covers green fees, bacon sandwiches and tea or coffee on arrival, and a three-course evening meal and prize presentation.

You can enter on line at www.chorleyfc.com/golfday, where you will also find more details on the day or by picking up a form from the club office at Victory Park.

Extra guests for the evening meal, at 6pm, are welcome at a charge of £20 a head.