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Golfing Freemasons raise £45,000 for charity

Lincolnshire’s Freemason golfers have ‘putt’ charity first by giving almost £45,000 to non-masonic and masonic charities alike in nearly 100 years of playing the game.

The Lincolnshire Masonic Golf Association was launched in in 1922, growing from a series of matches played by Lodges in Lincoln – and later this year its members will consider how best to celebrate the Association’s centenary.

The organisation has grown into a series of matches taking in players and venues from all over Lincolnshire, and involving the provinces of Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Warwickshire and Staffordshire.

However, charity remains a key guiding principle, says Association Secretary Mick Wright from Scunthorpe: “Right from the outset our objective has been to have fun and support charity, and that is as true today as it was when we were founded in 1922. We feel certain that our Centenary will be a significant landmark not just in Lincolnshire, but in Freemasonry as a whole, and very worthy of celebrating.

“To continue raising charity funds we must encourage more participation from the many masons in the Province to share in our fun.”

The Association offers 14 trophies in its competitions, the newest of which is the Roy Spavin statuette, won for the first time in the year of its inception by Roy’s son W Bro Steve Spavin, also from Scunthorpe.

Golfers interested in playing with the Lincolnshire Masonic Golf Association (and perhaps becoming Freemasons) are invited to find out more by emailing Mick Wright at mickandlinda14@hotmail.co.uk

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