Sponsors have a heart and support Goodwood golf day

Sponsors launch the Wessex Heartbeat charity golf day at Goodwood
Sponsors launch the Wessex Heartbeat charity golf day at Goodwood

Wessex Heartbeat’s prestigious golf day will be held at Goodwood on July 14.

It will be sponsored by the Hendy Ford Group.

The family-owned business decided to sponsor this event because of the great work Wessex Heartbeat have done in raising funds for cardiac centre at Southampton General Hospital. Hendy Ford will have teams playing in the event.

Sky Sports presenter Ewen Murray will be in attendance in the evening and will head the entertainment with help from other sporting names.

The other sponsor of the event is Goadsby,a local estate agent with whom Hendy Ford have a business relationship.

Mark Busby, sales and marketing director at Hendy Ford, said: “We are delighted to be involved with this prestigious golf day and to be able to help raise funds for this very worthwhile charity as well as partnering Goadsby.”

Tina Richardson, events manager at Wessex Heartbeat,said: “It is great news that we have Hendy Ford sponsoring our golf day and we are really please they have added our name to the charities they support.”


On a very cold and icy day, Cowdray Park travelled to The Sands course in Seale to face Farnham in their latest Surrey and West Sussex Winter League match.

Because of the conditions, all 18 greens were temporary but it did not affect the players, who fought out a 2-2 draw.

Cowdray’s two points came courtesy of wins from the opening and closing pairs. Cowdray’s captain for the day, Phil Harrison, partnered Rob Doney to a comfortable 3&2 win, while Brian Carpenter and David Tilley came up trumps by 2&1 in the closing match.

In between, the home pairs made their course knowledge pay with two good wins.

Cowdray have now amassed 11 points from their six matches, four of which have been away, but face a tough task to catch the current champions, Hankley Common, who have scored 21.5 points from nine matches, 11.5 of which were earned in their past three home matches.

Results: (Cowdray Park names first): Phil Harrison & Rob Doney beat Tony Wilson & Mike Tiddy 3&2; Peter Hallt & Ken Marjoram lost to Evan Ames & Bernard Godward 5&4; Brian Street & Harvey Terry lost to Peter Miller & John Collinson 4&3; Brian Carpenter & David Tilley beat Peter Selencky & Peter Conway 2&1.