A golfer who scored a hole in one at a charity event earlier this year has just received his prize of a Triumph Street Triple RS motorbike.
Ian Jackson, from Chester, took part in cerebral palsy charity Stick ‘n’ Step’s 14th annual golf day at Pryors Hayes Golf Club in Cheshire in the autumn. Ian plays off a handicap of 12 and was astonished to have achieved the miracle shot.
Ian said, “I stepped in at the last minute and was delighted to take part. Stick ‘n’ Step is a fantastic charity and I was pleased to be able to offer my support. I still can’t believe this has happened. I play every week at Pryors Hayes and it’s my first ever hole in one.”
Heritage motorcycle dealers Bill Smith Motors, based in Chester, made the generous donation of the Triumph motorbike prize and even covered the cost of insuring it for the event too.
Stick ‘n’ Step ambassador Rob Palmer, whose son Ellis attended Stick ‘n’ Step as a child and who organised the golf day, handed over the motorbike keys to Ian, accompanied by Phil Beach of Bill Smith Motors.
37 four-ball teams took part in the golf event at Pryor Hayes, with players travelling the length and breadth of the UK to get there, including sporting legends such as former footballers Robbie Fowler, Jason McAteer, Frank Stapleton, Stuart Pearson and Arthur Albiston. Sky Sports commentator Rob Palmer organised the day once more in his role as Stick ‘n’ Step’s ambassador. The golf was followed by an evening of entertainment, which included a set by stand-up comedian Andrew Ryan and a raffle. The event raised over £17,000 for Stick ‘n’ Step.
Stick ‘n’ Step offers support services to children with cerebral palsy and their families. The charity provides the children with totally free of charge conductive education sessions, allowing them to gain the skills they need to live more independent lives. Over 100 children from across the region usually attend these sessions weekly or twice weekly at the charity’s Wallasey and Runcorn centres.
Main image: Ian Jackson, Hole in one winner