Former Wolves players to score hole in one at annual golf day

Ex-Wolves players will enjoy getting back together over a different set of clubs next week – as they take part in their annual golf day.

Former Wolves players Geoff Palmer, Willie Carr, John McAlle, Steve Daley and Phil Parkes, with some of the donated food from Co-op Codsall, and staff from the store, for the former players Golf Day
Former Wolves players Geoff Palmer, Willie Carr, John McAlle, Steve Daley and Phil Parkes, with some of the donated food from Co-op Codsall, and staff from the store, for the former players Golf Day

It is all with help from a number of local sponsors, including The Midcounties Co-operative, which has supported the event for many years.

The Midcounties Co-operative Food Store in Codsall provide fruit, chocolate and water for over 100 golfers on the day which, in turn, allows more of the funds raised by the Former Players to go directly to the four chosen charities.

The annual golf day takes place at Oxley Park Golf Club on Friday.

Former Wolves midfielder Steve Daley, who lives in Codsall, said: “A former Wolves player Fred Kemp used to organise a golf day which had stopped for a few years before myself and Lofty (Phil Parkes) helped bring it back eight or nine years ago.

“We’ve got 25 teams this year and it’s always a great day - with so many teams coming back year after year it feels very much like a golfing family!

“We get some great support from local businesses and sponsors which make a huge difference to the fundraising, especially The Midcounties Co-operative Food store in Codsall which have donated supplies for the day for the last five years.

“We couldn’t do it without people like them, and so a few of the lads just wanted to pop in and say thank you before the big day!”

This year’s four chosen charities who will benefit from the day are Smile for Joel, Birmingham Children’s Hospital, Clic Sargent and the Maureen Parkes Breast Care Fund.

An auction and raffle on the day will help in raising as much funding as possible to be presented to the charities.

The Wolves Former Players Association recently enjoyed a revamp, including the appointment of legendary striker John Richards as the new vice-chairman, and the group is keen to step up its charity and community activities in the area.

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