‘It’s always sunny in Surrey’ – this was overheard just as Kevin Pieterson was taking to the green to captain his team during an action packed day of charity cricket at Wentworth Club on Sunday. Indeed, one could not have asked for a more glorious day, and setting. The rhododendron-lined driveway that snakes its way to the castellated clubhouse was purring with open top sports cars, as the day kicked off.
This was the first Charity Cricket Day at Wentworth, which will be an annual event for charity. This year’s cause was ‘Impact: Driving for Change, a collaboration with the European Tour Foundation and The Black Heart Foundation.
With far-reaching connections and a history of successful fundraising activity, the three foundations plan to combine skills, resources and knowledge to provide opportunities and funding for their chosen projects and across the three entities, there will be a mutual focus on youth development and care. Throughout 2019, Wentworth Club will host a series of events to support the initiative, including the annual Captain’s Charity Ball on June 30th, a very special golf event with Jack Nicklaus and Tony Jacklin, and the BMW PGA Gala Dinner on September 14th featuring Sir Rod Stewart.