On the passing of Tony Man earlier in 2022 the Man family requested that the Centenary Charity Golf Day be dedicated to Tony.
The weather on 18 May was ideal for golf – warm, sunny and little wind. The golf course was also in excellent condition.
On the day 70 golfers played in the event – 28 members of Croham Hurst Golf Club of which 10 were lady members, 21 Chinese golfers, four members of Croydon Rotary Club and 20 others.
The reception desk was manned by Rosemary Man, Tony’s widow, Linda Stroud, Tony’s eldest daughter and Barbara Harker, Secretary of Croydon Rotary Club. Golfers who registered were given their card, a programme for the day and a bottle of water and a banana, kindly donated by Kuen Fai Liu.
Following registration golfers enjoyed a bacon roll with coffee or tea provided by Croham Hurst before going to the first tee. Paul Man, Tony’s son, acted as starter and Terry Stroud, Linda’s husband took photos of all the starters. Four members of Croydon Rotary Club played on the day including President Oumesh Sauba (not pictured).
The golf day was a major fund-raising activity of the Centenary Year. The charity to benefit from the fund raising was the CRISIS Skylight Centre in Croydon which deals with homelessness. This has been the Rotary Club's harity for the past three Rotary years. Money on the golf day was raised in a number of ways:
· By golfers taking part in the event (includes a charity supplement);
· By non-golfers attending the dinner in the evening (includes a charity supplement);
· Sponsorship of a hole – 12 holes were sponsored by Rotarians and other businesses;
· A Raffle held at the dinner – all raffle prizes were donated;
After expenses a total of £4,580 was raised on the day – an excellent result. President Oumesh will be presenting the Crisis Skylight Centre Director, Christine Eyers, with a cheque at the Presidents Handover Lunch on 28 June 2022.
Following the golf, a dinner was held in the evening attended by golfers and Rotarians who had not played along with their guests. A total of 100 people attended the dinner – the maximum that the venue could hold. Demand was so great some people could not participate. At the end of the dinner and following the raffle run by Rotarian Richard Ford the prize-giving took place. President Umesh Sauba presented prizes as follows:
· A Trophy to the Lady with the Highest Stableford Score – Claire Wilton; (32 points)
· A Trophy to the Gentleman with the Highest Stableford Score – Keith Man; (40 points)
· A Prize to the Lady nearest the pin on the 5thGreen – Catherine Frost (Tony’s daughter);
· A Prize to the Gentleman nearest the pin on the 13th Green – Rtn. Graham Best.
A prize to the Lady with the longest drive by
being nearest the pin on the 3rd green
in 2 shots – Jenny Carson.
A prize to the Gentleman with the longest drive
onto the 18th fairway –
The Douglas Rawling Trophy (a previous member of
Croydon Rotary Club who served
as a Rotarians for 70 years) awarded to the Rotarian with the Highest Stableford
Score – Ian Browne. (25 points)
The prize giving concluded with the presentation of a special trophy to honour Tony Man.
This trophy was presented by Rosemary Man (Tony’s widow) flanked by her 3 children – Paul, Linda and Catherine, to the golfer (lady or gentleman) with the lowest aggregate gross score on all Par 3 holes. The winner was Lei Yeow with 17 strokes.
The evening concluded with a vote of thanks by Tony’s son Paul and a toast to his father.
Thank you to all who contributed in any way to a successful and memorable occasion.
more A cheque was presented to Crisis Skylight Centre Director, Christine Eyers on Tuesday 11 January 2022
more Guest Speaker Malcolm Wells, MBE, PHF "So Far So Good"
more at Croham Hurst Golf Club
more Today we welcome Director Christine Eyers
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more A cracking night in!
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more To the Croydon residents who kindly supported our Christmas Collection
more at our Annual Quiz Night
more OUR CHRISTMAS COLLECTIONS
WHICH RAISED £1350
FOR OUR CHARITIES
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more Held at Beddington Park
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more On 21 August,
local and other Morris Groups
will join together to bring
an evening of fun to Croydon.
more HELD AT BEDDINGTON PARK
more Held at Farleigh Golf Club on 24 April 2018
more Supported by church and community groups.
more for President Peter's charity,
The Croydon Hearing Resource Centre.
more Held at Shirley High School
on 13 October 2017
more Members and guests enjoy Cabaret at the New Wimbledon Theatre
on Thursday 28 September 2017
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the Club will be purchasing
5,000 purple crocus corms in time for the planting season.
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The Fundraising Committee exists to coordinate the year’s fundraising,
focusing mainly, but not exclusively, on the President’s chosen charity.