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Great banter from former Crystal Palace striker Mark Bright at Footgolf tournament

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FOOTGOLFERS took to the fairways to try and beat Crystal Palace legend Mark Bright in Addington on Sunday – but the former pro emerged triumphant.

Bright, 52, staged his first Challenge Brighty event at Addington Court, in Featherbed Lane, and had promised a signed Eagles' shirt to anyone who could beat his score.

But the former Sheffield Wednesday striker was able to keep his ink dry as he shot a total of 60 (five under par) around the 18-hole course.

He was beaten by the course's director of golf Paul Oliver, who shot a course record of 54 but did not compete in the challenge.

Mr Oliver said: "It was a great event and for Brighty to win his own event was great. One lad shot 61 and was just one shot behind Brighty.

"He's very good and he's had a bit of practice so he knows not to do anything too flashy."

There were 17 competitors in the event with the scores posted ranging from 61 to 88 and two of the challengers even managed holes in one.

Bright joined each group for a few holes although Mr Oliver's hopes for a future event are somewhat ambitious.

He said: "It was good, Mark played a few holes with each group which was good because it brought some fresh banter to it.

"We said we want to hold Challenge Messi next time but obviously that might be a bit difficult so we'll probably do another Challenge Brighty."

Great banter from former Crystal Palace striker Mark Bright at Footgolf tournament


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