“I am very grateful for the support for Archie and the funding raised by the Sterling Cup,” Simon said. “Arky enjoyed seeing some balls hit and giving the winner a trophy. Everyone had a great day. Enjoying people gathering to help Archie. It was great to see them. “
The tournament at the Manor of Gloves Course in Hertfordshire was attended by more than 40 golfers from across the insurance industry. The Black Hat team, led by Rodwellard, beat Paul Copeland’s White Hat team in a Ryder Cup style tournament. Robball (closest to Pin), Terry McDowell (longest drive), Martin Holman and Nick Guidings duo (team-wide score) won other awards.
“When I was asked to participate, I experienced a very difficult time and jumped at the opportunity to help the lives of those in need of our support,” Wellard said. “This was a nice way to spend time with like-minded people in the insurance industry. It was really nice because the weather was nice after last year’s event was postponed, and Corps and his Defeating the White Hat team was icing on the cake. “
Numerous companies such as Aviva, Bastion Insurance and Compare the Market have sponsored the contest. According to Sterling, it aims to make the Sterling Cup an annual event and raise funds for legitimate purposes.
“What a wonderful day, even the weather was sunny for us,” Copeland said. “Of course, Archie is the main reason we were there and the money we raised will be of great help to him and his family. All that has spent such a special day. Thanks again to the guests and I did a lot to the black hat to win. I’ll be welcoming you next year, the black hat! “