Lyme golf day raises above par total

TEE TIME: Chef Mark Hix and his team flanked by Rotarians Jim Moseley (left) and Richard Salisbury.

TEE TIME: Chef Mark Hix and his team flanked by Rotarians Jim Moseley (left) and Richard Salisbury. - Credit: Archant

Top chef Mark Hix goes clubbing to help Lyme and Axminster Rotarians raise £4,300 for worthy causes

Even the weather was above par when 34 teams took part in the annual charity golf day organised by Axminster and Lyme Regis Rotary Clubs.

The seventh annual event, staged in bright spring sunshine on the course at Lyme, was declared “a tremendous success”, raising some £4,300.

The major sponsor, and first to drive off, was acclaimed chef and restaurateur Mark Hix and his team from the resort’s Hix Oyster and Fish House. They were followed by members of local Rotary clubs, businesses and friends.

In addition to the Hix team, there were more than 20 other sponsors who showed their commitment to the local community by generously adding contributions, helping to bring the total raised over the past seven years to £25,000.

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Half the proceeds will go to The Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance and The Devon Air Ambulance charities. The remaining 50 per cent will be distributed to other Lyme Regis and Axminster local charities and organisations.

Co-organiser Richard Salisbury, of Axminster Rotary Club, said: “I am just amazed at the support given to this event by local businesses, and what a great day all golfers have had.”

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Next year’s event will be held on Tuesday, May 13 when organsiers are hoping for more bright and sunny weather.

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