Warriors get in the swing at golf day

Warriors players swapped rugby balls for golf balls when they took part in the annual Warriors Acorns Charity Golf Day at the award-winning Gaudet Luce Golf & Leisure Complex.

The players combined with club sponsors and partners to form nine teams in the popular annual event which was played on one of the hottest days of the year on the picturesque course near Droitwich.

Proceeds from the day supported Acorns Children’s Hospice, Warriors’ charity partner.

Thanks to the generosity of Wenlock Spring, Westons Cider and Greene King IPA the golfers were kept rehydrated throughout the day which culminated with a two-course meal in the clubhouse.

Although the day was primarily one of fun and friendship there was a competitive element to it as Nicol & Co came out as the winning team on the day with Warriors new recruits, hooker Matt Moulds and prop Richard Palframan, linking up in a fourball with former Warriors and Wales Under-21 full-back Duncan Hughes and Matt Nicol.

Warriors captain GJ van Velze was runner-up as part of the ISD Solutions team with Warriors Team 1 which comprised Head Coach Rory Duncan, full-back Chris Pennell, number eight Cornell du Preez and analyst Blair Kingsland taking third prize.

Warriors players Ryan Bower, Marco Mama, Scott van Breda and Perry Humphreys along with the club’s Life President Cecil Duckworth also took part in the Golf Day with van Breda winning the Longest Drive Prize.

Teams from Greene King, Reconomy, Hazleton Mountford, Myson Radiators, Hallmark Hulme and Langley Business Systems all represented with Mike Morris of Greene King winning the Nearest The Pin prize.

Richard Cox (Langley Business Systems), Tony Wall (ISD Solutions), Pennell, Kingsland and Mama were all winners in the Beat The Pro competition.