We were blessed with a beautiful sunny day for the ALDAG golf day this year and 54 players took part in a very enjoyable day.
After everyone had recovered from their morning’s work on the golf course 60 people sat down for drinks and a very pleasant lunch socialising with all the players.
Our chairman, Pam Walden spoke about the various aspects of ALDAG and the opportunities it gives to our members to mix with society in the same way as the rest of the community. She spoke about the rewards of working with the young people and the new initiative which has been set up for the younger element of the group. Pam then presented the cup and prizes to the winning teams which were as follows:
1st Ian Ridout, Marion Ridout and Ian Avory
2nd Brian Wall, John Core and Richard Skeet
3rd David Shannon, John Yelland and Colin Stern
Nearest the Pin on 4th Hole - Margaret Dodds-Ely
Nearest Pin on 16th Hole - Alan Kelly
Nearest Pin 2nd shot on 10th Hole - Sue Yelland
Nearest Pin 2nd shot on 3rd Hole - Chris Wyatt
A well supported raffle/mulligans raised £475 with all of the prizes being donated and donations were received of £63. Thank you to all who gave so willingly.
The amount raised on the day was just over £1,000 for which ALDAG is very grateful. My thanks to all those who helped me, in particular my husband Brian. Also a big thank you to all those who took part for their support and generosity in supplying prizes and playing in the event. Also a big thank you to Tyrrells Wood Golf Club for allowing us the use of the golf course for the morning.
The big news is that Alan Jagger, the present vice-captain of Tyrrells Wood Golf Club, has chosen ALDAG to be his charity for next year when he is captain. Let’s hope we have a bumper entry next year to help the fund raising in his year.