Monday, July 23, 2018

Sarah Bennett wins prestigious PGA award 

A golf pro from Essex, who is as renowned for the hours she devotes to helping the less fortunate as she is for her excellence as a coach, has received a prestigious PGA award.
Sarah Bennett, pictured, the head professional at Three Rivers Golf and Country Club near Chelmsford, has won the Association’s Toby Sunderland Award, an accolade given annually to celebrate the many wide-ranging charitable achievements by PGA pros across Great Britain and Ireland.
Bennett’s work for charity over the years has included the Golf Fore Recovery initiative for wounded and sick services personnel and Canine Partners.
Her latest involvement, however, is not only her most challenging but also very close to home.
It is the result of her friend and Under-18s England Golf East regional manager, Wendy Lodder, contracting an extremely rare form of cancer.
The 51-year-old was diagnosed with thymic carcinoma in 2016 and has subsequently undergone two major thorasic surgeries as well as chemotherapy and immunotherapy in a bid to combat the disease.
Lodder’s plight has prompted the two women to set about raising £20,000 to fund research into the disease and form a charity to support people who contract it."



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