OUR EPIC ONE-DAY GOLF CHALLENGE - FUND RAISING FOR CANCER RESEARCH UK WED 29 MARCH 2017
by Roy Pickavance (HCap17) and Chris Bingham (HCap19); BINGO and ROYMUNDO;
On Wednesday 29 March Chris Bingham and I had our golf challenge in aid of CRUK at Stanton-on-the-Wolds Golf Club, NG12 5BH
How did we do?
Best Better Ball Eclectic Gross Score, target 71 – we achieved a Gross 72, just 1 off our target but not bad for handicaps of 17 and 19
No of holes completed, target 90 – not sure but we stated by doing 18 holes in 2.5 hrs and spent 10 hours on the course – too worn out (both aged over 70) to count for certain but I guess around 85
Raise lots of money for CRUK, target £5,000 – currently £2,400 +£400 Gift Aid. So a long way short of our target but hopefully more will come in
Everyone at the club was supportive. We had Graham & Andrew as our buggy drivers encouraging us on and constantly advising us on subtle changes to our swings and club choices and putting lines (all to no avail); Stan, Chris and Mike for the lead buggie to advise those on the course to allow us through. All members and guests on the course were very obliging and donated as we went around.
We had non-alcoholic beer and cider on board and one bottle of very good wine. You will not be surprised to know that the wine received the most compliments.
Thanks to Paul, Gwynnie and Captain John for facilitating the event at SWGC, Nick, the professional, and Lee and Mark for providing and recharging the buggies, for Dan and team for the course condition, Andy and team for the food starting with a magnificent breakfast and Mary and team for looking after us in the bar afterwards.
Finally and most importantly can we give heartfelt thanks for those that have donated so far and for those that will donate to CRUK.
I know it sounds like a winners speech, but with funds going to CRUK, all of us and our descendants will be the winners.
Think how important it is to donate to CRUK, not for our ego trip on a golf challenge as that just gives you a push to donate, but because the investment in Cancer Research does save lives and the more that is invested in research the better the medics will become at that.
Please find time to consider supporting our golf challenge in aid of CRUK. If you have already supported the challenge and CRUK then thanks very much. If CRUK is not your bag then that’s fine as we feel sure that you will do whatever makes you feel good.
Donations to https://fundraise.cancerresearchuk.org/page/roypick
Regards Chris and Roy