Lawrie Dudfield hopes Hull City golf day can raise vital funds
LAWRIE Dudfield believes his Hull City golf reunion day will be the first of many to help raise money for ex-Tigers players who need it most.
Dudfield has assembled an impressive list of former City players to take part in the inaugural golf day, including legendary club goalscorer Ken Wagstaff and Dean Windass, who scored the Wembley goal that secured promotion to the Premier League in 2008.
Members of the public have the chance to meet and play a round of golf with one of the club's legends at Cottingham Parks Golf Club on Thursday, October 4.
Dudfield, himself a former £250,000 City signing, recently staged a similar event for Nottingham Forest and feels the Tigers golf day will be even more successful.
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He told the Mail: "We raised £1,500 for former Forest player Peter Hindley, and I'm sure the Hull City one will raise even more money.
"Hull City has a good ex-players association, which is something Forest don't have.
"As soon as I mentioned it to Pete Skipper and Jeff Barmby, who are involved with the association, they were on board with it immediately.
"The aim of the golf day is to raise money for former players who are in poor health and any money raised will hopefully make a difference to them and their families.
"I organised an evening with Phil Brown and Ian Ashbee last year and that was a very successful event, and I know City's fans will support this golf day too."
As well as Windass and Wagstaff, Dudfield has persuaded Ian Ashbee, Terry Dolan, Peter Swan, Lee Philpott, Mark Greaves, Adam Lowthorpe and Greg Strong to play. Johnny Whiteley is also one of the special guests.
Now, Dudfield believes the golf day could become something of a regular fixture.
"We are looking at running this annually," he said. "It's a great opportunity to meet former players.
"As well as playing a round of golf with a former City player, fans will get to spend time with them in the bar afterwards.
"Some players are still involved in football so they cannot commit to the full day. But although some may have to leave straight after the golf, others are coming for the evening. It's for a good cause and the players are keen to get on board."
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