Charity fund-raiser in memory of Peter

GOLFERS representing clubs from all around the district and beyond joined forces at Alnmouth Village Golf Club on Saturday to pay tribute to a popular player who died last year at the age of 43.

And at the same time they lent support to the charity that cared for him in the last few weeks of his life. Such was people’s generosity that the Peter Braidford Charity Day raised a staggering total in excess of £4,500 for St Oswald’s Hospice.

Thirty-one teams of four took part in an Open Mixed Texas Scramble for a trophy donated and presented by Peter’s sister, Joan Patterson. And, appropriately as it turned out, it was won by the Tate family – Ian (Peter’s best friend and workmate), his wife and two sons.

They entered under the ‘Big Red’ team bearing Peter’s nickname and all wore red tops for the occasion.

Presentations took place in a packed clubhouse in the evening when a raffle and auction helped swell the proceeds.

“It was an emotional day, hugely successful, and a fine tribute to Peter,” said club captain Richard Campbell.

It is hoped to make it an annual event.

Prizewinners: 1 I Tate, L Tate, A Tate, C Tate 62-5.4-56.6; 2 RI Campbell, N Aitchinson, M Conroy, M McQueen 61-3.9-57.1; 3 N Luke, D Trotter, J Ross, J Hindhaugh 63-5.6-57.4; 4 A Emmerson, A Stanton, J Hood, R Bewley 61-2.7-58.3; 5 D Weddell, D Inglis, S Inglis, A Armstrong 61-2.7-58.3; 6 M Bromham, ME Bromham, S Davison, S Taylor 63-3.9-59.1.