Chairman arranges shotgun start for county club's first golf day

Shropshire County Cricket Club chairman Toby Shaw will bring the curtain down on his first season at the helm by holding a golf day at the end of the month.

It is the latest idea from the forward-thinking chairman to generate interest in the club  and will also help raise all important funds.

The golf day, which will have a shotgun start, will take place at Shrewsbury Golf Club on Friday, September 28, beginning at 9am, with entries for teams of four now sought at a cost of £140 per team.

“We're hoping that a lot of local cricket clubs will enter a side,” said Mr Shaw. “This is the first golf day we've held and we're hoping it will be successful and become an annual event.

“I'm delighted that we've managed to secure a shotgun start which will be followed by a two-course meal and the presentation of prizes in the clubhouse afterwards.

“We anticipate plenty of interest and we will be restricting the competition to 20 teams.”

Supremacy

Shropshire captain Ed Foster added he was looking forward to taking part in the event and revealed there were plenty of talented golfers in the Shropshire squad.

He predicted they would relish the challenge of vying for supremacy over 18 holes at the Condover course.

Foster said: “I'll be getting a team from Shrewsbury Cricket Club together and there's plenty of very good golfers in the Shropshire squad.

“James Ralph is a very good player and plays off a low handicap while Elliot Green and Jono Whitney are also keen golfers.

“We're looking forward to an enjoyable day.”

Shropshire have just enjoyed their best season in the Minor Counties Championship in Foster's three seasons as captain.

They still had a chance of winning the Western Division going into the final match of the season with rain eventually costing them the chance of runners-up spot to champions Cornwall.

Teams who would like to enter Shropshire County Cricket Club's golf day should contact Toby Shaw on 07967 721745 or via email at [email protected]

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