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NEWS International Golf Championship


of the Shoe Leather and Allied Trades June 22nd, 23rd, & 24th. 2016 at Woodhall Spa Lincolnshire


The National Golf Centre at Woodhall Spa was the venue for the 71st Championship, and the famous Hotchkin and Bracken courses, which were in superb condition. The weather was kind being warm and virtually dry for three days, enabling almost 90 golfers to enjoy the courses and the venue.


The Informal Trade Banquet on the Thursday evening at the Petwood


Hotel (home of the Officers Mess for the Dambusters Squadron) raised over £6000 through the Auction and Prize Draw. David Lockyer, President of Footwear Friends and James Boston, President of the LHTBI received cheques from Chairman Ian Ferris. The grand total donated to these two charities since the inception of the Championship is now almost half a million pounds. The President thanked all the Sponsors and those who donated prizes for the Auction and Prize Draw for their support.


The Championship News Bowl was won by Christian castle from


Northamptonshire with 77 points, runner up was Kenneth Stirling from Glasgow with 73 points and third was Guy Mathews from Dorset with 69 points, after a count back with three others on 69. The Ladies Championship


Anyone not on the mailing list who would like to play please contact: Rodney@leicesteruk.co.uk


Happy 70th Anniversary to FRODDO Footwear!


FRODDO Children's footwear is designed and manufactured in Croatia and this year the factory is celebrating 70 years in the shoe making industry. FRODDO source all their materials from within the EU and use only the highest quality certified Chrome VI free leather to create premium footwear for children from their first steps right through to their teens. Sizes range from 17 to 42. Working closely with expert podiatrists FRODDO create anatomic, natural, individual and playful footwear. This year Kidsnewshoes has assisted with the successful launch of the Froddo B2B online


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service for our retailers. This allows them to view and purchase fashion and school shoe stock all year around with delivery in 3 – 5 working days. Our retailers can also now add their websites to Froddo B2B which will help drive customers to their shops and increase sales. We have gained a new member of staff in


Kidsnewshoes this year, Yasodha Vasishtan, who looks after customer accounts while Katharine our proud triplet mum is spending more time in marketing and helping with customer queries. We are now also delighted to have Matt Clark representing Froddo in Scotland, the Northern


and Midlands regions. Matt has extensive experience in the industry and has opened a new permanent showroom in Manchester where customers can view the latest Froddo SS17 collections. He will also be out on the road visiting our customers.


www.Froddo.com


was won by Marjorie McCorduck from County Tipperary with 64 points, and the Ladies Footsure Salver was won by Joan Pearson. The Wilbur Muirhead Scratch Trophy was won by Kenneth Stirling of Rieker Ltd.


The Hugh Denton trophy for the Under 50’s was won by Jack James with


64 points, the Turner Bowl for the 50-70’s was won by Alan Forscutt with 69 points, and the Mawer Marlow Bowl for the over 70’s was won by Stephen Hilton with 64 points. The Visitors competition for the Marlone Trophy was won by Adrian Hanrahan with 60 points.


The 2017 Championship will be played at The Forest of Arden in


Warwickshire, close to the NEC and Birmingham Airport, on June 14th, 15th and 16th, with the 2018 Championship being planned for Southport in Lancashire at Hillside Golf Club and Southport & Ainsdale Golf Club.


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