Back In The Swing

New Initiative Sparks a Tee Time Rush

Steve Daley, Phil Parkes and a young admirer.

Former Molineux team-mates are to turn the clock back this autumn by reintroducing the Ex Wolves Charity Golf Day.

Oxley Park is to stage the event on Monday, September 24, and it already looks likely that teams will have to be turned away.

“We’ve had an unbelievable response,” said co-organiser Steve Daley. “We haven’t really had any publicity yet and we’re already telling people who come forward that they will be on a waiting list.

“This used to be an annual day that was packed out, going back to when Fred Kemp and a fella from out of the Wolverhampton Sunday League called Eddie Charlton organised it. We’d love it to become established again now.

“A bunch of us have had a knock and a bite to eat each September but we want to resurrect the day as it was and make it a huge success.”

Daley is to host the day, with his former team-mate Steve Kindon and comedian Gary Marshall sharing the after-dinner duties. Phil Parkes and John Richards are also helping with the organising.

Teams of four, each of whom will include a former Wolves player, cost £240, including breakfast and a two-course dinner.

Several companies have come forward with support but more raffle prizes and sponsors of individual holes, the latter at £50 a time, are being sought.

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“We have three big causes we’re set on helping – Compton Hospice, the Air Ambulance and the breast cancer charity,” Daley added.

“We are collecting money now and have seven or eight teams on a waiting list at present in case places become available. But we’re restricted by the size of the dining room for afterwards.”

The day is a shot-gun start at 1pm. Anyone interested in supporting it should contact Daley through www.stevedaley.co.uk or on 07709-411051.

Oxley is the club at which Geoff Palmer is currently half-way through his stint as captain. The former Molineux full-back will be competing in the event.

* Andy Mutch is doing a charity Q & A night at Kingswinford Snooker Club this evening (Friday) at 7.30pm.

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