Charity Golf Day 2017

Our first Charity Golf Day at the Bewdley Pines Golf Club

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The weather was very kind on 10th August after several days of being very inclement and the fundraising Golf Competition, which was run in conjunction with the Bewdley Pines Golf Club, saw 16 teams of four take to the course in glorious sunshine.

It was called a shotgun start, although it was a hooter which sounded, which meant the various teams started together off different tees.

The Golf Club was mainly responsible for recruiting the teams and all the ancillary administration. We were all very thankful for this when the teams all finished at roughly the same time.

Bewdley Rotary's job was to find hole sponsors, of which there were over twenty. A few members then had a fairly early start on the course putting up sponsor's banners on the tees.

There were prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd best scores and for longest drive, nearest the pin and nearest the pin in 2. The latter was a carvery meal for two at the Bewdley Pines Golf Club which ironically was won by Carol Hobday, a Director of the Bewdley Pines Golf Club.

Bob and Annie Hill had organized a Grand Draw for which tickets had been on sale for a few months and Annie and Ilse Stride ran a bottle tombola on the day which took over £140.

Graham Bullock and David Rees organised a competition on the practice putting green adjacent to the 1st tee, for getting nearest to, not touching, a bottle of whiskey placed in the hole, raising £120.

Thanks must go to our sponsors for their generosity, to Bewdley Pines Golf Club, and in particular Club Captain, Richard Young, and Club Steward, Matt Cook, whose organisation of all things golf was excellent.

Also to Bob and Annie Hill for their organisation of all things not golf and Annie and Ilse who sold quite a few raffle tickets on the days leading up to the event.

Thanks also to Rob Baker who made all the frames for the sponsor's banners. Neil Hardwick and Roger Jones who helped erect them, and who provided much support during the day, and to all other members of Bewdley Rotary who assisted in any way with the event.

Additionally our thanks again go to Colin Hill for his excellent photographs.