Robert Emmetts Golf Day 2016
The club's recent Golf Classic at Radlett Park GC was a huge success, raising over £5,000 for the club for the coming year. With almost 80 players competing on a challenging course played in fine conditions, a great day was had by all. The biggest prize on offer that everyone had their eye on was the £20,000 jackpot for a hole-in-one on the 10th. This proved elusive on the day, although one player managed a superb effort, landing the ball just 4 ft from the pin. However, Shaun Connery did manage an amazing hole-in-one on the 4th, landing himself a £750 prize!
As the day pressed on the leaderboard became increasingly crowded at the top, with only a fistful of points separating the top teams. In the end it was the 'Well Over Par' team, led by Emmetts man Paddy Breen, who pipped early front-runners 'Golden Oldies' by a single point to claim first prize. The prize-winning top four at the end of play were:
1. Well Over Par (Paddy Breen, Eoin Kelly, Brian Reagan, Luke Gaule) 111
2. Golden Oldies (Gavin Murray, Con Kelly, Mark Gillan, Shaun Connery) 110
3. The Sand Traps (Tom Abernethy, Luke Glover, Graig Fawcett, Liam McManus) 108
4. Hole-in-Nones (Darren McGauhy, Steve O'Donnell, Danny Kane, Joe Campbell) 105
In the individual prize section The Golden Oldies can claim some consolation for their narrow defeat from the fact that their team managed to clinch the closest-to-the-pin title (Gavin Murray) as well as the aforementioned hole-in-one! A stunning drive from Darren McGauhy, set early in the day, was enough for him to take home the Longest Drive prize, despite some agonisingly close rivals.
Thank-you to Radlett Park GC for hosting the day, ensuring that everything ran smoothly, and for generously sponsoring our Longest Drive prize. Many thanks to The Three Wishes in North Harrow for supporting our event, and for hosting our reception afterwards, where some very tired golfers were able to enjoy some well-earned food and drink.
We were fantastically well-supported by a host of companies, small businesses and individuals who were happy to donate to the cause - their generosity is hugely appreciated.
Thank-you to the many club members who contributed - looking for sponsorship, organising teams, printing posters, putting up signage - without your efforts the day could not have been a success. Finally, special mention must go to Emmetts stalwart Mark Traynor, who took on the difficult task of organising and running the competition from beginning to end. A huge amount of time and effort was required to manage every detail, with nothing left to chance, and he can now be very proud of a job very well done!