Tuesday 3rd June saw the inaugural ‘Rider’ Cup tournament take place at Golf at Goodwood, with teams from United Response and Debra competing against one another to win the prestigious Steve Rider cup!

After a grey start to the day, the rain thankfully disappeared in time for the 12 teams to head off onto the prestigious Downs Course to battle it out, sustained by some delicious bacon rolls and hot drinks to keep them going until lunch.

Host Steve Rider, started the day and joined the teams on course for events including the James Braid challenge and nearest the pin. Mulligans a plenty were released throughout the morning – some it is claimed accidentally due to weather conditions…

After their rounds, players headed back to The Kennels for a delicious lunch, auction and the all-important prize giving ceremony which saw Debra lifting the Rider Cup!

United Response may not have won the cup but we had a great day!  A big thank you to everyone who came along and supported us, and special thanks to Steve Rider, the auction prize donors, Golf at Goodwood and our wonderful partners at Debra.

Lindsey Simmonds, project manager.