Arthur Turner was a keen golfer and one of his main goals in life was to score a hole in one. That’s why his father Bill decided to organise a golf day to mark the first anniversary of his death.
Supported by his family, Bill organised a fantastic event to raise money for Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice in Cheltenham, where Arthur spent his final days. And his son Jim, Arthur’s brother, achieved a personal best to win the tournament, making it a true family celebration.
"Arty was a character, and he loved to play golf."
“It was a very, very happy day,” Bill said. “There were a lot of memories of Arty. Everyone who knew him knew he was a character. He loved to play golf, and he and Jim and I always used to go on a golfing holiday every year for my birthday.
“It’s not as difficult as you think to organise an event like this. The important thing is to choose an activity that’s allied to the person – who they were, what they liked to do – something personal to them. Luckily, we have a big family, and the key is getting everyone to help out.
"Every single player signed up for next year – it’s going to be a regular event.”