Duo battle elements to win March Rose Bowl
The ladies and seniors at March Golf Club battled the elements to play their annual match fighting for the Reynolds Rose Bowl trophy.
Despite extreme weather conditions including heavy rain and gale force winds, Bruce Frost and Fiona Wood won the trophy scoring an excellent 41 points in a better ball format.
Bruce (senior captain) and Fiona received the trophy from the ladies’ captain, Shona Kent.
March Golf Club have received an automated external defibrillator (AED) which has been generously donated by the Community Partnership Manager, Norfolk & North Cambridgeshire.
Malcolm George, the club captain, received the defibrillator from Danny Daniels. The Partnership has provided training for all key staff at the club.
Malcolm said: “We are very grateful to the Community Partnership and pleased to have this valuable piece of equipment available to our members and visitors.
“Whilst we hope we never have to use it, it may one day be used to save someone’s life.”
Each year 100,000 people die from sudden cardiac arrest in the UK.
CPR and early defibrillation with an AED can increase survival chances from five perccent to over 50 per cent.
Currently just 30 per cent of golf clubs have a defibrillator.
In August 2013, former Ryder Cup captain, Bernard Gallacher, collapsed during a dinner at a hotel near Aberdeen with a cardiac arrest.
Fortunately, the hotel had a defibrillator and he survived. These new AEDs can be accessed when a person goes into cardiac arrest.