Golfers' pirate day raises £6,000 for Rowcroft

Captain's Day at Torquay Golf Club

A pirate-themed Captain's Day at Torquay Golf Club. - Credit: Torquay Golf Club

More than 220 members of Torquay Golf Club took part in a pirate-themed Captain's Day golf competition in aid of Rowcroft Hospice.

Some players turned up in full pirate costumes, while others got involved by wearing eye patches, bandannas and earrings.

The Tolchards refreshment provided pints and pasties.

The Tolchards refreshment provided pints and pasties. - Credit: Torquay Golf Club

A refreshment vehicle was provided by Tolchards on the 11th tee, where players stopped for a free pint and pasty.

A club spokesperson said: "The competition was a fun event with some holes having special challenges and prizes.

"The eventual winning team was Dave Cadwallader, Chris Overton, Richard Overton and Gareth Robertson.

"The evening was spent dancing the night away to music provided by the Vinyl Avengers.

Pirates at the event raised £6,000 for Rowcroft

Pirate golfers raised more than £6,000 for Rowcroft Hospice. - Credit: Torquay Golf Club

"Thanks to the many volunteers, generous supporters, sponsors and the fabulous members of Torquay Golf Club more than £6,000 was raised for Rowcroft Hospice.

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"The event was sponsored by local businesses including Cavanna Homes, WBW Solicitors, Torbay Taxis, The Mortgage Cube, Devon Tarmasters, Emery and Piper, and Pet Remedy."

To make a donation, go to www.justgiving.com/fundraising/tim-cowell1

Robert Pethick, chairman of Torquay Golf Club, made his trolley into a pirate ship.

Robert Pethick, chairman of Torquay Golf Club, made his trolley into a pirate ship. - Credit: Torquay Golf Club