Charity golf tournament to honour memory of Imps fan

A charity golf tournament will take place later this week in memory of a much-loved Lincoln City fan who died of cancer in April.

As previously reported, Tim Smith from Lincoln was diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer in June 2018. He lived long enough to see the Imps get promoted into League One before dying a few days later aged 50.

Before he died he asked his friends to raise some money for St Barnabas Hospice so that others might have the same great care he received.

Tim’s friends, along with the Lincolnshire Community Health Services, have organised for The Tim Smith Memorial Golf and Community Day. The charity event will take place on Friday, September 27 at Lincoln Golf Club in Torksey.

Tim with his son Ryan and wife Judy (far left and right), along with former Lincoln manager Danny Cowley.

The tournament is priced at £45 per player (£180 per team). This includes a round of golf, bacon rolls and coffee and a post-match meal – click here to book a team.

The tournament is for four-person teams of mixed gender, with maximum allowable handicaps of 28 for males and 36 for females. It is an AM-AM Stableford tournament format with the best two cards to count per team.

There will be a prize for the longest drive and commemorative trophies for teams finishing first, second and third, as well as a guest appearance from Mr Magic.

Tim Smith with former Lincoln City manager Danny Cowley.

St Barnabas Hospice previously organised for Tim to go to a Lincoln City press conference last September, where he met Danny Cowley and Harry Toffolo. The whole squad then invited the St Barnabas Hospice patient to lead the team out for a match against MK Dons in September 2018, which Lincoln City went on to win 2-1.

At the time he said: “I was like a kid in a sweet shop.”

Tim Smith with his wife Judy.

Tim with Lincoln City’s Supporter Liaison Officer Alan Long.

Donations in support of St Barnabas Hospice can also be made here.