After weeks of preparation and an early morning start the huts were loaded with drinks, sweets and savoury snacks the sun decided not to shine on the righteous! With 39 teams far exceeding the entries of previous years all of the volunteers were assured a busy day.
Starting out with dull skies the heavens soon opened for a while, yet spirits were not dampened, play was a at good pace and some of the golf was good as well.
With over 160 people in the Clubhouse the silent auctions began to gather interest, those raffle prizes won, were collected and the food was served. The highlight of each year has been the address to all by Ronnie Wilkes, this year was no exception with Consultant Urologist, Peter Acher saying he was no longer needed!
The prize winners were greeted with boos as is usual, the eventual champions with a score of 91 points were Steve Biggin, Jack Downward, Simon Tucker & Walter Gill.
Ronnie & The Captain wish to thank all of those who donated prizes, auction & raffle items as well as all those Members who not only competed but donated to the cause on the day. Finally a big thanks to all of the volunteers who gave up their time to help the cause.
The final figure raised by the day was a massive £7550.00 which will be presented to Southend Urology Department & Prostate Cancer UK later in October. Next year the date is Friday 21st August, make sure the day is free in your diary!
All of the photo’s taken on the day are available to be sent in electronic form, please either drop into the main office or send an e mail.