We had a fantastic Autumn days weather today for Grant’s Memorial Golf Day.
Grant passed away earlier this year from an ongoing illness and old friends from his golf society organised a golf day at Surrey National of 18holes, prizes, dinner and an auction. Supported by Swashbucklers Bob, Bryan, Colin, Mick, Dave and myself, we all had a great day in some lovely September sunshine and enjoyed the golf with its usual ups and downs.
Mixed 3balls all headed out after bacon butties, and a heap of prizes were on offer for scores, team results, pins and bingo-bango on the 4th and 15th (longest drive and nearest the pin). This was an abbreviated version of the full bingo-bongo-bango Grant liked to play where bets were won on the longest drive, first to the green and first to hole out.
I was out first with Grant’s great mate Ian and wiley old campaigner John. We had a great round, not really setting the scorecard on fire but all enjoyed the company, with a few stories of Grant’s various exploits (and god awful jokes) from the past years thown in.
Jamie off of 10 won the day with a solid 36pts. Dave’s team scooped the overall, Colin grabbed the 15th longest drive and I nicked the longest drive on the 4th and a pin.
A nice dinner (pie, I do like a decent pie) and Ian gave a nice eulogy of memories and tour highlights from knowing Grant. Both of Grant’s brother’s were in attendence, and his younger brother said a few nice words and relayed one of his slightly more appropriate jokes.
The weather, the golf and the whole day did Grant’s memory proud. His society are a top bunch of guys, and a thoroughly enjoyable day was had by all.