Soldiers’ Charity Day at Dainton Golf Course

13th July 2017

Soldiers’ Charity Day at Dainton Golf Course

The blue bird skies and pristine golf greens heralded a perfect day for this year’s annual ABF The Soliders’ Charity South West event. Held at the renowned Dainton Park Golf Club, for The Army’s National Charity.

Dainton Park member Trevor Ongley arranged another fantastic day of golf, which was generously sponsored by Hyundai.  With a chance to win a Hyundai i20 SE and many other fantastic prizes.

Individuals and Teams were invited to play in the four Stableford competitions.  Individual Men's, Individual Ladies', Men's team of three and Ladies' team of three, each over 18 holes off full handicap with teeing off in teams of three. 

Dainton was founded in 1993 by David Wood, who gave up farming on the Somerset Levels, to create this picturesque parkland course.  Designed by acclaimed local architect Adrian Stiff to include multiple water features, sculpted bunkers and generous fairways. 

Gordon Maunder, chairman of Marchand Petit who entered two teams on the day, commented: “The elevated tees offer great views over Dartmoor and the South Hams and the ABF Soldiers’ Charity is one we are very proud to support. Last year they spent some £8.4 million on delivering grants to nearly 5,000 soldiers, veterans and their immediate families.”

Julie Leach, playing in the Marchand Petit Ladies Team with Caroline Hallett and Amanda Burchell, won two prizes on the day. Winning the Ladies Nearest the Pin and Ladies Longest Drive.   

Peter Gardner, Managing Director Marchand Petit added: “This golf course is a must to play for anyone visiting the area.  All competitors were delighted to be assisting the ABF Soldiers’ Charity South West, who do such a good job delivering specialist support and funding for the 88 charities they collectively support nationally.”

For further information please contact Marchand Petit’s Totnes office on 01803 847979. 

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