August 2011 ~ Christian Golf Society | Church Golf | National Church Golf Cup in partnership with CVM

Press Release: Austerfield and Fielding triumph over 26 competitors to claim place at National Church Golf Cup 2011

The Christian Golf Society (CGS) Cornwall Golf Cup was held on Saturday 20th August. The organiser John and Matt were delighted that 26 golfers entered the competition, 24 male and 2 female entrants.

The day was held at CGS volunteer Matt Parsons' home club, Merlin Golf Club, nr Newquay. The weather was a bit blustery and there was the odd shower, as you would expect in Cornwall! However, overall it stayed dry and everyone enjoyed the day.

After the competition we all enjoyed a meal together where the prizes of the day were presented. Mark Austerfield (Merlin) and Ian Fielding (St.Austell) were the prize winners, whilst Barry Cleveland won the nearest the pin prize and Jack Shepherd the nearest after two shots on the 18th.

After the presentations, Matt introduced the winner Mark Austerfield, 48 pts, to the audience and Mark gave his testimony.  Mark spoke of how he had died while at hospital with a heart attack, and shared on the impact this has had on him, and how surviving this has changed his life. Mark spoke of completing an Alpha course to discover more about Christianity. He now finds himself as a strong, born again believer with a faith in Jesus and fit enough to resume normal life. Although he is now aware that God has a divine purpose for his life. The testimony certainly gave everyone something to think about.

Cornwall will be sending two representatives to the National Church Golf Cup in to take place at Donnington Grove Golf Club in September.

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