Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Third British Bread Golf Open sees record turnout

The third British Bread Golf Open saw record numbers turn out to hit dough balls into the River Thames.

The day involved whacking specially-made bread balls into a giant floating golf hole, to raise cash for the Creative Youth arts charity. Around 120 participants paid a £5 donation, which brought in just over £800 for the charity.

Councillor Barry O’Mahony, decked out in full golfing attire, arrived in confident mood hoping to recapture the form that saw him crowned inaugural bread golf champ two years ago, but it was 13 year old Sam Morgan who stormed into an early lead. The youngster was leading right up until the last few watery holes when Ian Richardson's impressive pitched shot was good enough to earn him the coveted “green jacket”.

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Organiser Robin Hutchinson said: “We were not sure this sporting event would catch the public imagination but I think this is a true success." Mr Hutchinson jokingly added he did not want to slight Ian’s achievement but said "to steal from a child near Christmas is certainly not within the spirit of the season".

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