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Golf Fundraiser

Once again the weather was kind to us on this the 10th and my last as organiser of the ALDAG Golf Day. 51 players, many of whom have played in every one of the ten years this event has been running, graced the fairways of Tyrrells Wood once again.

Joseph (with assistant Erica) served refreshments in the Halfway House including delicious sausage rolls which he had made earlier. Everyone was very supportive and when Terry Gauntlet entered the Halfway House Joseph was heard to remark “here comes trouble” much to the amusement of all those present.

The highlight of the day’s play was a “Hole in One” by David Sansom. Many congratulations to David who has been a regular attendee of this event from its outset.

54 people sat down to lunch and were treated to a magnificent buffet provided by Richard, Nick and his team. Our president, Joyce Smith spoke about the forward plans of ALDAG to provide more work experience for the young people by way of a charity shop which has been leased in Dorking and will be opening in September. With a paid manager and help of volunteers this will provide valuable experience for many of our ALDAG members and an opportunity to work out in the local community. Joyce also thanked everyone for their wonderful support over the 10 years of ALDAG Golf Day and Mary for her work as Secretary for ALDAG and her commitment to the marvellous golf days. A big thank you also to Tyrrells Wood for their support and continuing with Joseph’s work experience. We are now in a position to pay a part time co-ordinator for the Conquerors Club and the newly formed Teens and Twenties social group.

Joyce then presented the cup and prizes to the winning teams which for the first time ever were all ladies teams – girl power!! Incidentally they all had the same score and had to be separated on countback.

1st Flick Saunders, Anne Stevenson, Marie Munt

2nd Gerry Ross, Trudy Johnson, Sandy Oldland

3rd Helen Johnson, Sue Yelland, Sandra Belch

Nearest the Pin on 4th Hole - Charmaine Kearl

Nearest Pin on 16th Hole - David Sansom (HOLE IN ONE)

Nearest Pin 2nd shot on 10th Hole - Sandy Oldland

Nearest Pin 2nd shot on 3rd Hole - John Lingard

A very well supported raffle/mulligans and generous donations raised over £600 with all of the prizes being donated. Thank you to all who gave so willingly.

The amount raised on the day was £1,736 for which ALDAG is very grateful and is the most we have ever raised. My thanks to all those who helped me, in particular Joyce and my husband Brian.

The support from Tyrrells Wood Golf Club has been immense and they surpassed themselves this year by contributing towards the wonderful buffet lunch. Thank you Tyrrells. Also a big thank you to all those who took part for their support and generosity in supplying prizes and playing in the event.

I shall miss you all but maybe someone will take over the event sometime in the future.

Thank you all once again.

Mary Wright

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