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Shortwood United host golf day in memory of club legend

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The inaugural Will Reay Memorial Shortwood United Golf Day took place at Stinchcombe Golf Club.

A former player and latterly treasurer and chairman at the Nailsworth club, much-loved Will passed away in February. A keen golfer and a caddie for his close friend Stuart Little, the European Tour and Minchinhampton New Course professional.

The winners of the Will Reay Claret Jug
Star green: Mark Anderson, Charlie Anderson, Simon Freeman and Nick Sarson received the trophy from Colin Reay, Will’s brother, who made the journey from Newcastle to play.

Picture gallery: Brian Rossiter

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The winners of the Will Reay Award, given for teams without official handicaps, were Flaming Foxes: Shortwood boss Marcus Foxwell, former Shortwood midfielder Doug Foxwell, Lewis Smith and Luke Parker.

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Matt Ames and Linda Lee won Push Trolleys in the raffle, kindly donated by Stewart Golf

Matt Ames and Linda Lee won Push Trolleys in the raffle, kindly donated by Stewart Golf.

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Mark Anderson, Charlie Anderson, Simon Freeman and Nick Sarsons (pic below) receiving the trophy from Colin Reay

Liz Sandiland, Minchinhampton Ladies’ captain, scored a hole-in-one on the 15th.

Sally Reay sad: “Many thanks to all who donated the wonderful raffle prizes and to all our sponsors and helpers, especially Pete Martin, who organised the day, and Stinchcombe Golf Club for being such amazing hosts.

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