On 3 October, after months of being postponed, the 14th memorial golf day for Jack took place – in strict accordance with current government guidelines – at Ham Manor Golf Club, in Angmering, West Sussex.
Jack who was diagnosed with myotubular myopathy died in 2007. The annual event, organised by Jack’s dad Dave, aims to keep Jack’s name alive and to raise funds for the Myotubular Trust.
Dave says, “We had 47 golfers playing in a Texas Scramble format in teams of four. This year, due to Covid 19, it was very different to previous years – we all had masks on in the clubhouse until we were sitting down to eat or drink, and table service was provided. Also, all teams had hand sanitiser with them out on the course in case of needing to touch the ‘nearest the pin’ markers and of course we couldn’t take our usual group photo.
I am pleased to say that my team, Team Jack, won again for the third year running. And I would like to add that my team won despite me, not because of me – I played awful on the day!”
The event raised £1,690 for the Myotubular Trust – from entrance fees, donations from family members and an auction for fourball vouchers, donated by East Brighton, Littlehampton, Slinfold, Lewes, Ham Manor, Bognor Regis and Horsham golf clubs.