Friday 13th may be unlucky for some but it certainly wasn’t for the Bobby Scheme last Friday. We held our second golf day at St Ives [Hunts] Golf Club. It was set to be a perfect day – the sun shone, no wind and the golf course was in excellent condition! 18 teams of 4 players took part, including my team – the Saltreiam Friends.
Everyone started arriving at 0800 to register, have breakfast and buy their mulligans, before setting off to find their tee start at 0900. As one of the players I did find the course quite challenging, the heat of the day making it more so – my golf ball was very attracted towards the rough and the bunkers seemed to grab my ball as it came near them! After four and a half hours, more for some of the players, it was over and the 19th hole was a very welcome sight!
After a long cool drink, we went to lunch, but not before buying raffle tickets from Susan and Judy. Lunch was really welcome and very delicious. The presentation of the awards and the raffle followed. We also auctioned a pin flag from the BMW PGA championship held in 2013 which had been signed by the entire 2012 winning Ryder Cup team.
The awards were presented by Judy, our Chairperson of the Trustees and went to the following:
Team Winners: Whiting and Partners Wealth Management [ James Gaston, Adrian MacKenzie,Duncan Boughton, Tom Harrison]
2nd Place : Trumpington Estates [ Richard Pemberton, Toby Angel, James Stafford, Christopher Collison]
3rd Place: The Bogey Men [ Ady Lathey, Vince Marino, Steven Jennings, Dave Sayward]
Individual Winner: Richard Pemberton
Closest to Pin: Bruce Mew
Longest Drive: Adrian Cook
The charity raised an amazing £2187 from the day! This would not have been achieved without the support of Garry who helped organise the event, St Ives golf club and their manager Keith and his team who were absolutely brilliant, all those who donated raffle prizes, but most of all, all the golfers who took part. I hope everyone enjoyed the day!
We already have a date booked for next year – Friday 12th June 2015 at St Ives once again. So please put the date in your diary!
Photos of the prize winners will be posted as soon as soon as we get them