Anoush Cup 2019
Anoush Cup goes from strength to strength
Let there be light
The latest golf day to commemorate the life of Staffordshire teenager Anoush Mahmoudzadeh has broken its fundraising record by generating more than £10,000.
Anoush was just 18 when he died as the result of road accident in 2007 and the event was originally staged as an opportunity for the teenager’s friends and family to get together and remember him.
It has grown in popularity since then and the tournament, the Anoush Cup, has become an annual event.
The latest, the 13th in the series, was contested by more than 90 golfers at Branston Golf and Country Club, Staffordshire. It was won by Darren Hyde, a club member who has played in each of the 13 tournaments.
Each guest at the dinner following the Anoush Cup received a candle created exclusively for the event by Anoush's sister, Mina Lloyd, of Clement and Company. Click on the image to learn more about the bespoke candle-makers.
Beat the Pro
A fundraising addition to this year's Anoush Cup featured a Beat the Pro competition on the third hole. Players in the Anoush Cup took on Branston Golf and Country Club PGA Assistant Nick Russell in a nearest the pin competition. In the event, 14 beat him to win a sleeve of Titleist Anoush Cup golf balls and more than £300 was raised.
The team competition, meanwhile, was won by the quartet comprising Richard Moreton, Leslie Laird, Julian Rawling and David Smith.
The event, which also includes a dinner, has now raised more than £60,000 and this year’s sum will be shared by the Teenage Cancer Trust and UK Youth. Other causes to benefit in the past have included Breast Cancer Care and Cystic Fibrosis.
Commenting on the increasing popularity and success of the event, Anoush’s father, Kamran Mahmoudzadeh, said: “We have now held the Anoush Cup in each of the past 13 years and it continues to go from strength to strength.
“This year’s golf tournament was over-subscribed and more than 160 people attended the dinner that followed.
“As a result we have now raised more than £60,000 and I am truly touched by the support of our families and friends.
“We are also indebted to the generous support of our corporate sponsors: Carrot Insurance, Trak Global, RTR Services, Corporate Connections, RS Connect and Cope Electronics.
“I am very proud of my son and that, in commemorating his life, we are helping others by raising money for worthy charities like Teenage Cancer Trust and UK Youth.”