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Sarah Bennett Challenge Cup Golf Fore Recovery

11.15am 27th August 2014 - Growing the Game

The team from Phoenix House Recovery Centre receiving the Sarah Bennett Challenge Cup
The team from Phoenix House Recovery Centre receiving the Sarah Bennett Challenge Cup

After three years of hard work to steadily introduce and develop golf to the residents of Help For Heroes Chavasse VC House recovery centre, Sarah Bennett, PGA Golf Professional and former Ladies European Tour player was finally able to present the Sarah Bennett Golf Fore Recovery Cup which she donated.

Three Recovery centres from Colchester, Catterick and Tidworth accepted the invitation to participate in Bennett’s inaugural Golf Fore Recovery Cup which was run as a Texas scramble format.. The SB Challenge cup was won by the team from the Phoenix Recovery Centre who were delighted with their victory,

The event, which was the brainchild of Sarah Bennett, was played for the first time at Three Rivers Golf & Country Club where Sarah is the Head Teaching Professional.

The venue boasts two lovely courses which are ideally suited for range of standards and are in excellent condition offering exceptional value for money.

Sarah’s idea has been something she has wanted to introduce since her initial Tournament two years ago was solely for the residents to encourage their competitive edge and overall well-being. Sarah’s first event two years ago raised enough funds to purchase the first ever piece of golfing equipment for Chavasse VC House which has now developed into a 6 hole Huxley putting green and two nets which Sarah utilises during her coaching sessions.

“It was a real pleasure to meet many of the new players at the event and also to catch up with old friends who attended my first day two years ago,” said Sarah. “The feedback from the lads far exceeded my expectations which give me a massive amount of pleasure and satisfaction knowing the extent golf can impact someone lives so profoundly.

“My goal is to make the event an annual fixture and I have further visions of how to develop the SB Golf Fore Recovery Cup over the years which I hope will happen with possible external funding. I am grateful for Three Rivers Golf Club for hosting the day and with their continued support with my on-going activities.”

Sarah’s goal has always been to grow the game of golf within the recovery centres and to make golf more accessible to all. She has already introduced golf to some 75 residents, veterans and wounded injured and sick personnel and was part of the PGA buddy scheme two years ago of which she received an award from Headley Court.

Sarah Bennett at Chavasse VC House
Sarah Bennett at Chavasse VC House

Sarah is no stranger to growing the game of golf as she has introduced over 360 school children and 200 ladies over the past three years to the game and has delivered a feel inspired disability day with two school experience days to over 200 children with disabilities and assists with the ISPS Handa Golf day on behalf of the Ladies European Tour.

“The goals within my Profession are never ending; the joys and satisfaction it brings are second to none. Sometimes even we can’t comprehend the enormous sense of wellbeing and other factors it provides”

Sarah Bennett Golf

Three Rivers Golf & Country Club

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