As part of our much-loved Wish Maker initiate, we were delighted to help Audrey, a resident at Woodley Grange, return to her former golf club, Stoneham Golf Club.
Stoneham Golf Club is a very special place for Audrey, as it holds many treasured memories of her late husband Bertie and playing countless rounds of golf with her closest life-long friends.
On the special day, club pro, Ian Stoneham, took Audrey to the range to test out her swing and she was overjoyed to be able to make new memories with her son Nigel, who joined her for this memorable outing.
At 95 years old, Audrey definitely still has it! Her son Nigel said: “It has made me want to take up golf again too, but I still don’t think my shot will be as straight as hers!”
Audrey was delighted to see her husband’s name up on the board for a hole in one and reflected: “It felt like going back to those amazing old times and it definitely awakened the golfer within me.”
Liliana Macieira, Woodley Grange’s care home manager, commented: “We were thrilled to see how happy Audrey was on the trip and she hasn’t stopped smiling since she came back.
Reliving cherished memories while creating new ones is a cornerstone of our approach to care.”
Inspired by her visit, Audrey is keen to continue with her golf, so we are already working on finding a place for her to keep practising her putting!
We are thrilled that Audrey’s heart-warming story got picked up by the Hampshire Chronicle, please click here to read the full article.