Golf pros boost hospice golf day

A CHARITY golf day in memory of a football fan who died of cancer has raised thousands of pounds for Rotherham Hospice.

The fourth Annual Friends of Yellowman Charity Golf Day saw 99 players take part and brought in more cash than previous events.

Friends of Yellowman — created in tribute to Sheffield United fan David Middleton who was well-known for wearing a bright yellow jumper — organised the golf day which took place at College Pines Golf Club, Worksop, on Saturday.

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The day raised £3,501 which will be match funded by Barclays to bring the total to over £7,000 for the hospice.

The winning team from Barclays consisted of David Mathieson, Jason Hancock, Martin Turner and Ian Holland and the runners-up were last year’s winners Glen Lamb, Harrison Lamb, Zack Middleton and Declan Howard.

Fiona Middleton, on behalf of Friends of Yellowman, said: “The sun shone and we were blessed with visitors that would grace the best courses in the world.

“We broke another record in that two of our youngest players to join us were Jayden Collinge, age ten, and Adam Plant, age 14. They did extremely well and were in the prize-winning places at the end of the day.

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“Lee Westwood’s father John was playing at College Pines that morning and kindly organised for a signed Dunlop shirt to be sent down for our silent auction.

“Secondly, a Danny Willett-signed Callaway Golf cap arrived via Dec Howard and Zack Middleton and the icing on the cake was the arrival of another top pro, Matthew Fitzpatrick, who donated a signed Under Armour shirt.”

Friends of Yellowman organise a number of fundraising events in support of cancer and related charities.


The group has taken part in bush tucker trials, a Kilimanjaro climb, a Blades Legends versus Brampton Old Boys football match, the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge, the Sheffield Half Marathon, the Way of the Roses coast-to-coast cycle route and charity golf days, among others.

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