The Rotary Club of Wellington David Bufton Charity Golf Day, once again well organised by Geoff Foulkes, was a great success with over £1500 being raised for local charitable causes.
Teams from across the area were invited to take part in their 24th Charity Golf Day on Monday 12th June 2017 at Lilleshall Golf Club. During the last twenty three years, our Charity Golf day has raised over £45,000 for local charities. This year we are supporting KIP together with the Wellington Rotary PRH Treadmill Project.
Teams entering the event play for the Gerry Powell Memorial trophy. There are also prizes for nearest the pin in 2, best points score and nearest the pin at designated holes.
Wrapped up in warm clothing starters Scott Walker and Don Woolford ventured onto the first tee. With warnings of impending blustery conditions and with John Banks team leading the way the competition started on a grey, cold but dry day. The blustery wind failed to blow away the spirits as team by team the competitors took to the course and drove towards the first green. By the time the last team set out the skies had started to lighten but the wind was still strong making the excellently prepared course difficult to negotiate.
One by one the teams reached home and sought refuge in the bar before settling down to their well earned meal. Once the recording and counting of scores had been completed the results were announced.
In First place and winner of the Gerry Powell Memorial Trophy was the Telford Reprographics team with 84 points; second was a team entered by John Banks Money Relevance [80 points] and third the Andrew Dixon Company team [80 points]. Fourth also on 80 points was the team entered by QA Kitchens. A closely fought contest.
The David Bufton Memorial Trophy for the ‘Nearest to the Pin in 2’ was won by Roger Evelyn-Bufton. The ‘Longest Drive’ competition was won by Kevin Whitby of ‘Cink or Swim’ and the ‘Nearest the Pin’ winner was Rod Singer of Telford Reprographics.