Bolsterstone Male Voice Choir’s annual Golf Day on Friday July 6th raised £2,000 for the Royal British Legion.
The choir sings “Bring Him Home” Photograph: Harold Norton
The sun shone on the successful day at Stocksbridge Golf Club and ended in the evening with a concert by the choir and an auction and raffle. Before the concert, the choir, conducted by their new musical director Daniel Timmins, sang “Bring Him Home” outside after representatives of the Penistone branch of the Royal British Legion carried out a ceremony to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, carrying the standard and raising and lowering the flag to the sound of the bugle.
First prize for best golfers was won by the foursome led by Martin Taylor (Brian Dobb, Alan Moseley and Ash Howe). Runners-up were choir committee man John Siddall’s four (Jason Kenyon, Mal Gillott and Gary Sykes). Third were Mark Rabjohn with Vin Hardisty, W Samson and T Priest.)
Dransfield Properties, the Fox Valley developers, gave £1,000 for the golf prizes, local businesses sponsored the 18 holes and there were a wide range of prizes donated for the auction conducted by Frank Milnes, a long-serving choir member and former chairman, who is this year’s golf club captain.
The event was organised by choir top tenor Brian Pigott in his 23nd successive year of hard work for the golf day. On-the-day help was given by choir baritone Horace Boothroyd, choir vice-president Gordon Webster, of Castle Farm, Bolsterstone, who also sponsored two holes, and the golf club’s professional Roger Broad.
Choir chairman Mick Siddall presented a cheque to Derek Whitworth, chairman of the Penistone branch of the Royal British Legion.