A fantastic Sping Day, bright and fresh, the course had been given a trim and was looking good. Greens still soft, hopefully a roll or two after some more dry weather and they will be a bang up to scratch.
An enthusiastic field was somewhat light this year, but we all were out for a good day and hopes were high… for at least the first hole!
Brief coffee later, and yes Danny turned up on time, our team of me, Danny, Winkle and Mr Adams headed out to the 16th for our shotgun start. A tough starting hole and we set the tone for the day by missing 5 foot par putt for our only bogey of the round. Tee to green we were solid but it wasnt our day on the putting.
Only 4 birdies as a team, but with a number of close putts, we didnt really come close and unfortunately went down a tenner per man to a bet with Dom’s team. Ouchies.
All in all, a very enjoyable day all round. After a great halfway house provided by the Ladies (thank you again!), we finished the round and all headed to the club house for drinks, meal and charity auction.
Paul welcomed everyone to the club after the food, before Karen from The Children’s Trust spoke about the experiences her son has enjoyed as a result of the help and support from the Trust.
Step up Master of Ceremonies Mr Graham Loveless who, with microphone and gavel, was on top form managing the auction. Lee grabbed ‘top prize’ of Bronwen’s cake… a popular auction item every year. Around £4k was raised on the day, a fantastic effort by Paul, Bronwen, Margaret and all the support people who helped make the day.
Team Snashfold won the overall prize and Lee gave a very good speech thanking all concerned. Team JezzaAssig ‘won’ the wooden spoon.
A cracking day – we all hope more people will make themselves available next year. Poke bosses, partners, clients, friends and get a team in… golf, food, good laugh, side bets all for a very good and worthy cause.