2015 Tournament Report

Held on 6th & 7th October 2015 at Old Thorns Manor Hotel Golf & Country Estate this year’s event built on the success of 2014 following the tournament’s move to Old Thorns in Hampshire.

In the 12 months since last year’s tournament, a further 30 powered wheelchairs have been presented to children at a cost of over £100,000.

Clubs and organisations who raised funds were all represented by 80 players at the tournament they included:

    Helsby GC Powered Wheelchair Appeal
    Salterns Alliss Merlo
    Cooden 2000
    British Turkey Federation
    Macclesfield GC
    South Cheshire Masonic
    Tytherington 200
    Leek GC
    Peter Alliss Masters Golfing Society


1st Steve Pinnington40 pts
2ndKeith Pullen37 pts
3rdEric Malkin34 pts
4thGlen Sweet34 pts
1st Cindy Tokely31 pts
2ndKaren Johnson30 pts
TeamThe SweetenersSam Thompson, Mark Taylor, Keith Pullen, Glen Sweet88 pts
Nearest the PinRoy Stanley – Now having the use of Mercedes for a weekend


A further 5 powered wheelchairs were presented to children immediately following the golf tournament:

FromNo. ChairsTo
Ferndown GC2Kieran James & Ilesha MannsBournemouth
British Turkey Federation1Lyla JhingerBirmingham
PAM Golf Society2Reece WalkerStoke-on-Trent
David HitchinDerbyshire


Players, guests and celebrities enjoyed a wonderful banquet in the evening which raised further £8,000 through * an auction of goods & memorabilia, a sweep to win 2-nights B&B with dinner a ndgolf for 2 at Old Thorns, the sale of 4-balls (see details below), £5 bet to land on the green at the 3rd, sale of photos taken with the Ryder Cup.

Celebrities who joined us this year included singer & actor Jess Conrad, racing driver TV presenter Tiff Needell, f
Film director Vic Armstrong, renowned conductor David Coleman and of course our wonderful Peter and Jackie Alliss.


You can view the official photos from the Tournament – courtesy of Dave Burlison,
Photographer of the Year 2014/2015 (MPA Wessex Region) at burlisonphotography.co.uk.

Other photos by Old Thorns can be found here.