Club golfers and local businesses turned out in force to support one of Huddersfield’s rising young golf talents.
The Isaac Turner Fundraising Day, held at the 13-year-old’s home club of Woodsome Hall last week, raised a grand total of £4,859 to send him on his way to the USA and other golfing venues this summer.
Last October Isaac won a qualification event at Ruffed Park in Nottinghamshire earning himself a place at the IMG World Junior Golf Championships in California this July 2015.
As a result, Woodsome Hall members Simon Capewell, Andrew Lister, Gary Eastwood and club captain Andy Green organised a shotgun Texas scramble team competition to help Isaac with his season’s costs, which are expected to be more than £8,000.
The day was a huge success, with 18 teams from a ocal businesses and regional golf clubs taking part, followed by a dinner for 75 in the Hall, with an auction and raffle.
The event was won by the Outlane Class of 2000 team, in second place was MAS Shopfitters, of Wakefield, winning on a countback from Crompton Bailey Insurance, while RF Paving took fourth.
Other playing guests were Yorkshire and England cricketer Tim Bresnan and his close friend Matthew Wood, the former Yorkshire player who now works for the Professional Cricketers Association. They played alongside Jim Lord and Rob Andrew in the RF Paving team.
Isaac was helped for part of the afternoon by Challenge Tour player Chris Hanson and together they raised an additional £310 for the Woodsome Juniors fund.
Isaac and his father Mick offered their sincere thanks to those who played in the event and also those who didn’t play but made personal donations
Main winners’ prizes were donated by Woodsome Hall Professional John Eyre and Pennine Weavers Ltd and others, with one committee member donating a week’s villa holiday.
Isaac represents the Huddersfield and Halifax Union Junior team and recently played for the Yorkshire under-16 team against South of Scotland/ North of England at Bedale, North Yorkshire.