Vice Captain’s Texas Scramble
I should just like to thank all of you who were able to participate in this event last Sunday. On the day 22 teams of 4 players went out with prizes being given to the first 7 teams, the last team and the best front and back nines. It was good to see a wide spectrum of members playing from all sections of the Club.
A number of prizes were generously donated for a raffle which together with a fun card game raised over £180 towards a defibrillator which will be held at the Club and remain available in case of need for players out on the course.
During the prize giving, what started as a generous gesture by one individual, turned into an avalanche with almost all the prize money eventually being donated back towards this excellent cause.
Whilst I would certainly not expect these acts of generosity to be the norm, because any victory in golf is terribly hard won, and the rewards deserved, I am overwhelmed by the manner of the Long Sutton members who responded in this way on the day. As a cautionary note however, if any of the winners feel that they had been overtaken by the euphoria of the day, or by peer pressure, to make these donations, then their vouchers will be available in the Proshop to collect until 8th August.
The weather was kind with many people able to eat their lunch outside on the patio; whilst others took the opportunity to have their family join them for a carvery meal in the restaurant.
The course was in great shape and is a credit to the Long Sutton management team.
My thanks go to all the people behind the scenes whose help made the day the success it was.