Mark Masons' Hall, 86 St. James’s Street, London

Mark Golf Day 16th September

And Rain Fell On The Earth Forty Days and Forty Nights

It seemed as if the same amount of rain fell on Chobham Golf Course in a few hours at the annual London Mark Golf day. It was more akin to the RAM than the MARK but as usual those wonderful people still got wet to raise money for good causes.

The day started in light drizzle as 52 golfers set out to do battle for the prestigious team trophy and the new Jagdish Trophy for the best Individual. It soon turned to heavy drizzle, then just as the first team started on the 10th torrential rain fell. Soon greens were flooded and it became impossible to play. The hooter sounding was a welcome relief and all trudged back to the clubhouse. Including Pauline & Alison who were manning the refreshment stall on the 10th.

It was soon obvious that further play was out of the question and as some teams had only played a few holes a result could not be declared. With great reluctance the day was abandoned.

After a shower and change of clothes the club agreed to bring the meal forward and to award each group a complimentary voucher for a round on a date of their choosing. We had 74 booked in for the meal so frantic phone calls meant that most of our evening guests were able to make it.

A super carvery meal was served with sweet being provided by cheesecakes, cakes, custard, cream and all things fattening made by Jerry Gangadeen and sumptuous trifles made by Vanda Ashbolt.

We still held a well supported raffle and then our PGM auctioned two large and two small cakes decorated to a wonderful standard (See photo’s) plus a fake golf club.

With support from Kent, Dorset and London our PGM was able to make donations of £1,000 to the Woking Cat Protection Society, £400 to the MBF and £400 to the Minibus appeal.

My thanks to all that supported the day, for their patience and flexibility to the changes that had to be made. Thank you, it is people like you that make this world a better place.

Next year’s Golf Day is Wednesday 7th September 2016 first tee 11.10, please put this in your diaries now.

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