Phil Thompson Golf Classic 2023

Swinging for Change: Nugent’s Seventeenth Phil Thompson Golf Classic Drives Success to Alleviate Poverty

Nugent is proud to announce the success of our seventeenth annual Phil Thompson Golf Classic sponsored by David M Robinson, which took place on 25th May 2023 at the beautiful Hurlston Hall Golf Club. The event was a resounding success, with players, sponsors, and supporters alike coming together to raise funds for a worthy cause. 

The event raised a total income of £25,515.34! 

First place winners, Red Rose Drylining, with Phil Thompson and Sammy Lee

This year’s fundraising focus was set around alleviating all types of poverty in our local communities. As the cost-of-living crisis worsens and costs continue to rise, many children and families across Merseyside are at greater risk of both immediate hardship and reduced well-being. Without effective and meaningful intervention, rising food poverty will cause hunger, drive health inequalities and result in poorer life chances.   

We already run a weekly food pantry to tackle food poverty and we’re committed to expanding our services to reach even more people. By fundraising for this important cause, we aim to create even more ways for us to alleviate poverty within our local communities. 

Hurlston Hall provided amazing hospitality such as arrival breakfast, lunch and three-course dinner. Drinks were also kindly sponsored by the Pentone Family who provided different flavoured gins on each par 3 and an evening drinks reception. The Golf Academy hosted a range of activities including a driving range, short game clinic and putting competition, providing entertainment and a chance for the golfers to hone their skills. The main event began with a shotgun start, with players taking on the challenging course in support of Nugent. 

As players arrived back from the fun-filled day, they were treated to drinks, with Phil Thompson giving thanks to all the participants and congratulating the winners. A big well done to Red Rose Drylining who took first place, with Isla Events taking second place and Shawton Engineering taking third. Congratulations also go to Paul Halliwell for winning the Longest Drive. 

Second place winners, Isla Events, with Phil Thompson

The evening celebrations started with a delicious dinner, followed by presentations about Nugent’s work, and an auction to raise vital funds. The players were also entertained by guest speaker, Sammy Lee. The Former professional footballer, who gained prominence as a midfielder for Liverpool F.C. during the 1980s, had plenty of memorable stories from throughout his career to share with the guests. 

A huge thank you to our Headline Sponsors – David M Robinson. Originating in Liverpool over 50 years ago, David M Robinson is a family-owned designer, manufacturer and retailer of fine jewellery. Today it is one of the UK’s leading independent jewellery retailers, with four showrooms in the North West and London. 
Lee Chadwick, the Showroom Manager at DMR said: “David M Robinson are delighted to sponsor the seventeenth Phil Thompson Golf Classic and support the vital work Nugent are doing to alleviate poverty across our local communities. The cost of living crisis is affecting so many families who cannot afford the everyday essentials, and DMR are proud to support Nugent to help make a real difference.” 

Third place winners, Shawton Engineering, with Phil Thompson

Thank you also to our Longest Drive Sponsors – Lexus Liverpool,

Drinks Reception Sponsors – the Pentone Family,

Hole in One sponsor- Butterworth Spengler Insurance Brokers,

Main Prize sponsor- Lynx Golf,

and Marketing- 3LG Print

We’d also like to thank our hole sponsors; Lynx, Communications Plus, Shawton Engineering, Moore & Smalley, 3LG, Sustainable First, Huyton Plumbing & Heating, Deralam Laminates, Butterworth Spengler Insurance Brokers. 

Sammy Lee and Phil Thompson entertaining guests

Nugent’s fundraising team worked with various local businesses to secure a huge range of auction and raffle prizes for the Golf Classic. The prizes were kindly donated by Hurlston Hall, Infinity Apartments, Titanic Hotel, Hawksmoor, Rainhill Hall, Fazenda, Novotel, Red and Blue Restaurants, Hilton Hotel, Gaucho, San Carlo, Elif, The British Music Experience, LFC, Lexus, Arcains, Royal Liverpool Golf, Escapism Chester, Tonight Josephine, The Chill Factore, The Beatles Museum, Magical Mystery Tours, Brit Movie Tours, The Beatles Story, Breakout, Bill’s, Team Sport, VR:VE.  

We’d like to express our deepest gratitude to all those who participated in and supported the event and helped make a difference in our community. Your support enables us to continue our vital work, supporting those in need and making a real difference in the lives of families and individuals across the region. 

If you are interested in supporting Nugent and our future events or if you would like to make a donation, then please contact our Fundraising Team on 07833091852 or email 

To join us at our next event, head over to Nugent Gala to learn more and purchase your tickets today!

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