London Mark Golf Day
Unlike last year the weather gods were kind at the annual London Mark Golf day. The day started overcast but by mid afternoon the sun was out and displayed Chobham Golf course at its best.
Injuries, holidays and family commitments reduced the field this year but our own Provincial Grand Master led a field of 36 players into battle for the prestigious team trophy.
Teams from London, Kent and Dorset were delighted to find refreshments at the 10th tee set up by the Cats Protection Volunteers. Cold drinks and scrumptious food all freshly baked by Alison(She surely should be on the Great British Bake Off, she would win by a mile).
After a shower and change of clothes the players were joined in the club house by volunteers from the Woking Cats Protection Society so 51 sat down to partake of a super carvery meal, finished up with cheesecakes, cakes, and cream made and provided by Jerry Gangadeen, or a fresh fruit salad made by Vanda Ashbolt.
All fed and watered everyone supported the raffle run by Ken Humphryes and settled down for the prize presentation. Vanda Ashbolt then presented prizes to the winning team the “Mark Brothers & Sister” comprising of Ray Johnson, Mayhe Bernard and Jacqui Harbour,
Team Runners up were “Pinewood Pussy Cats” of David Ashbolt, Jerry Gangadeen, Wes Hollands and Alan Headley. Individual Mens winner was Ray Johnson with runner up John Charles. Individual Ladies winner was Jacqui Harbour with runner up Dorte Gray. Nearest the Pin Nick Gimson, Par 3s Dorte Gray, longest Drive ladies Sue Bennett and Men Robert Stone. Finally our unique trophy for most use of the course went to Jerry Gangadeen.
The PGM then conducted an auction of some wonderful cakes made and decorated by Jerry Gangadeen, a four ball at Chobham Golf Club and a fake fairway wood(again). After which the PGM presented a cheque for £800 to the Woking Cats Protection Society and announced the day had raised a further £600 for the Mark Benevolent fund.
All in all a great effort to raise £1400 over the day and my thanks to David Ashbolt, Ray Johnson for donating the prizes(and they won most of them back(. To Ken Humphryes for his help and support, Jaddish Dhadialla for donating a trophy(and he has promised to donate one for the Ladies next year) and every one who played and contributed to make it such a successful day.
All present approved a return to Chobham for next year so the date for your diaries is Thursday 7th September 2017. First Tee 1004.