Wolves old boys tee off for charity
More than 20 former players joined fans in raising money for charity at the Wolves Former Players Association’s annual golf day.
A total of 24 fourballs teed off at Oxley Park Golf Club, not far from Molineux, in aid of Birmingham Children’s Hospital and the Maureen Parkes Breast Care Fund – set up in memory of the wife of ex-Wolves goalkeeper Phil.
He was one of the many guests, spanning the generations, with John Richards, Kenny Hibbitt and Geoff Palmer – stars of the 70s and 80s – also putting their skills to the test on the course on Friday.
Andy Mutch, Don Goodman, Micky Holmes and Terry Wharton, who made his Wolves bow in 1961, were among the others involved.
Paul Walker, who made 32 appearances for Wolves between 1969 and 1971, popped in before the start to catch up with former team-mates he had not seen in almost 50 years.
Steve Daley organises the annual golf day, with help from his wife Lyn, Palmer and the Wolves FPA committee.
He was delighted with the turnout for the event, which has been going for several years now, too.
“We’ve been holding an annual golf day now for seven or eight years, and we have so many regulars who keep coming back to support us year after year,” said Daley.
“We’ve had another really good turnout from the former players, and it’s a great chance for them to catch up not only with each other, but also reminisce with Wolves’ supporters. It’s a really enjoyable afternoon out on the golf course, followed by a meal and auction in the evening, where everything we raise will be donated to charity.”
The Wolves FPA expressed their gratitude to Midlands Co-Operative and Allan Bennett Butchers at Codsall for providing food and refreshments on the day, while Wolves donated a signed pair of skipper Conor Coady’s boots and some match tickets for the auction on the night.
Meanwhile, the Wolves FPA recently handed out cheques for £1,000 apiece to the Good Shepherd and Compton Care charities.
They were distributed thanks to proceeds raised at the association’s annual dinner, which took place back in April.