A somewhat damp and overcast start to the ladies Charity Golf Day yesterday, but the ladies battled on regardless! Due to holidays and pre-booked events, numbers were quite considerably down on recent years, but 34 ladies braved the elements.
Jo and Josie booked the ladies in for the competition in the club foyer. Tee times commenced at 9.00 am in the drizzle, with the day eventually drying up slightly. We have been quite fortunate this year with not too many wet days, so I guess a little rain will do the course good! Congratulations to Graeme and the team for producing the course to an excellent standard for the day.
On completion of the competition, the ladies enjoyed a welcome cup of tea/coffee and had the choice from a huge variety of cakes including Chocolate fudge, Red velvet, cinnamon whirls, carrot cake, tiramisu, and Victoria sponge all included in this years entry fee of £5. This year all of the stalls were not "open for business" until everyone was back in the clubhouse, giving everyone a chance to find something to purchase.
A lovely variety of goods were on offer including some of our own ladies produce including home made jams and chutneys. Not to mention expertly made cakes, home grown fruit and some very interesting "plants" that I personally had been looking after for a few days, watering and making sure they were still alive for the charity day which actually turned out to be WEEDS!!!! this could only happen to me! New items that had been donated were also on sale, and the main non golfing event of the day was the traditional locally donated huge raffle. I would like to thank all of the local shops that gave so generously, the table looked impressive.
As all of you will know these days do not organise themselves, and I could not have done it without the massive assistance of the whole of the ladies Committee. The ladies were involved from start to finish, so I would like to say a massive thank you one and all for all of your hard work.
The result turned out to be exceedingly close with Tish Applewhite winning the Jubillee Cup, and the charity day prize. Closely followed by Megan Allen and Margaret Ledwis on countback, then Sue Burns, Julia Hatcher on a count back and Miyako Willaims
A special thank you to Nan for once again putting together a challenging quiz, and guess the buttons and tees jars. All of which were won by Julia Hatcher. Well done.
A busy day with lots happening, so I hope you all enjoyed it. I would like to thank everyone for their generosity and donations.
All in all with the raffle, quiz, entry fees, games, stalls and donations the total on the day raised amounted to £765.60. An outstanding amount from the numbers attending. This will of course be boosted by all of the "magic square" sales which to date total £600.
Enough from me, so once again a huge thank you to everyone who contributed to help make this day the success that it turned out to be. it would not be possible without your support.