Kenilworth: Course open. trolleys and buggies permitted.
Tuesday 10th September 2019
Wednesday 24th April saw the annual charity golf day for our town Mayor take place once again here at Kenilworth Golf Club.
12 teams took part on what was a day with very mixed weather. Following registration with coffee and bacon rolls the Mayor, Mike Hitchins had his photo taken with our club Captains and organiser Sue Draper, seen here in lovely weather on the putting green.
Just as the klaxon sounded for the 1.00 pm shotgun start the heavens opened and the poor Mayor was drenched on his walk back to the car! However, the intrepid golfers, including our Captains, President and Barry the blind golfer assisted by Chris Peake carried on regardless. We were rewarded with some sun before another heavy downpour and all teams managed to finish in a final dry spell. The 12 teams were made up of 5 local companies, many visitors and some of our own members supporting our town Mayor.
Following an excellent 3 course meal Mike spoke about his 2 charities before the prize giving and note raffle took place. There were prizes for nearest the pin (Dave Edgeller & Richard Joyce), longest drive (Margaret Smith & Jim McCarthy) and best overall golfer (Margaret Smith), with team prizes for 1st - 4th. The winning team as seen below were "Captains & Vices" made up of Malcolm Sparrow, Liz Clarke, Mark Draper & Margaret Smith with an excellent score of 99 points and were presented with the claret jug trophy.
Just over £1800 has been raised so far, but there is still money to come in and the hope is that we will get this to £2000. The Mayor's charities are The University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire Trust and the Bulldog Rescue & Rehoming Trust.