Simon on the Tee Charity Golf Event
The ICC Group took part in Simon on the Streets’ first ever charity golf event, ‘Simon on the Tee’ on Thursday 8th October at Leeds Golf Centre. 4 players from The ICC Group joined 7 other teams to compete in some light competition whilst raising money for this very worthwhile charity that supports the homeless in West Yorkshire.
What started out as a cold, blustery and rainy day soon saw the skies clear up just in time for the competition to commence. Fuelled by optimism and delicious bacon baps provided by the Leeds Golf Centre, Team ICC teed off at 12pm and began their 18 hole round on the dramatic Wike Ridge course set within stunning woodland scenery.
The teams took part in friendly banter on their way around; dodging the many bunkers and water hazards that line the course, including the awe inspiring fountain that guards the 18th green. There was a ‘closest to pin’ competition on the 144 yard 7th hole where unfortunately all members of the ICC team missed the green. However, the ‘longest drive’ competition on the 17th hole would see ICC’s very own Joe Witty claim the Long Drive trophy with a drive carrying 271 yards!
Around 4 hours later, with a couple of birdies, a handful of pars and an overwhelming amount of bogeys; the players returned. The team comprising of Arber Luzha, Joe Witty, Michael Bowe and Oliver Hebblethwaite were not to know that later that evening, after they had finished tucking into their beautifully prepared Steak and Black Sheep Ale pies, again provided by the Leeds Golf Centre, that they would be crowned victorious. Winners of the inaugural Simon on the Tee Charity golf competition.
The money raised from the event will go towards emotional and practical support for homeless and vulnerable people to enable them to achieve their goals. More specifically, it will go towards funding for 2 new outreach workers, who Simon on the Streets have recently taken on due to the real increase in need for support for those on the streets.
ICC have previously supported Simon by sleeping rough for 1 night on the streets of Leeds, helping to raise money and awareness for this crucial charity.