Shakin’ Stevens hosted rock stars and supporters of Harefield Hospital for a record-breaking Golf Day

Last Thursday, 23 June, we were back at Denham Golf Club for the 9th Annual Shakin’ Steven’s Golf Day. It was the perfect day to be on the greens, the sun was out just in time for tee off.

Our sold-out event was attended by 18 teams and guests included Pete Langford and The New Seekers. Golfers arrived early for bacon rolls and coffee before heading out to get warmed up on the green for the Golf Pro Clinic with Patrick Hylton.

Dr Miles Dalby led the briefing before the shotgun signalled the start of the 9th Annual Shakin’ Stevens Golf Day.  

We are excited to announce this year’s winners:

  • 1st place – Denham Sharks
  • 2nd place – The Ornithologists
  • 3rd place – T Lott Ltd
  • Nearest to the Pin – Steve Pantling – T Lott Ltd
  • Longest Drive – Men – Andy Parry – Denham Sharks
  • Longest Drive – Ladies – Nikki Darrah – Beaconsfield Birdies
  • Closest to the Flag – Charlie Corbett - T Lott Ltd

Shakin’ Stevens said he was proud to continue to support the Golf Day for Harefield and Royal Brompton hospitals, and gave thanks to everyone who supported the fund-raising event, not forgetting the Charity Team whose tireless work enabled everyone to contribute to a project that will take us forward to save even more lives.

The team from T Lott Ltd said: “Harefield Hospital will always be close to the T Lott Ltd family and therefore will always have our support. Harefield Hospital is where the heart is and thank you to everyone involved in making yesterday's Charity Golf Day possible, we can't wait till next year!”

Steve Pantling, who won the Nearest to the Pin prize, said: “Fantastic day thank you, really enjoyed it and was a pleasure to help contribute to such a worthy cause. The trophies are in the ‘T Lott trophy cabinet’!”

The Co-op team welcomed all the golfers on the 5th hole with smiles, refreshments, and ample snacks to keep everyone going. In the evening guests enjoyed dinner, a charity raffle, and close-up magic provided by the epic Stephen Jones.

Participant Chris Japhtha said: “The charity golf day, was a wonderful day out. As usual, my golf was below par but other than that I enjoyed good company, excellent food, and of course a great cause.”

We also had a very special auction item, a golfing glove signed by legendary player Jack Nicklaus. Congratulations to Patrick Lott from T Lott Ltd, who placed the highest bid of £600. A special thanks to John Mullane for generously donating this one-of-a-kind prize.

The day would not be possible without the generous and continued patronage of Shakin’ Stevens and Sue Davies. Their dedication and commitment to this day is invaluable.

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank the Fan Club secretary, Lloyd Sloan, for his support and energy. In addition to this, a huge thank you to all SONG members and Shaky's fans for their contribution towards making this event successful year on year.

Everyone at the Charity would also like to say thank you, to Denham Golf Club and the team there and to all our incredible sponsors for their continued generosity in supporting this event. Thank you to our Title sponsor Martin Baker for the 8th year running, our Programme sponsor Metro Golf Centre, and to the Co-op team for their refreshments. Thank you to Tony Schaffer for being our trophy sponsor and to the NuGen team for sponsoring the longest drive trophies.

The Golf Day has raised just over £28,000 for Harefield Hospital, making it our highest-grossing Golf Day yet. All the funds raised will go towards the Charity’s Next Generation Genetics appeal, which will improve the diagnosis of inherited heart and lung conditions. This appeal will save lives, as the new sequencer it will purchase will mean patients will get interventions they need sooner after a faster diagnosis.

A huge thanks to everyone who attended the Golf Day and to all the local businesses and organisations that contributed towards the raffle. Your generosity makes a real difference to heart and lung patients.

You can see the photos from the Golf Day in the slideshow below: