Well after the cancellation of the original event a few weeks ago the Club Captain’s Day went ahead last Saturday. It was a fantastic event with over 100 entries from different categories of the club.
It takes a bit of organising to say the least, but with contribution from all quarters of the club, the day was a great success. People are so generous and I received offers of help, prizes and plenty of excellent advice.
The day started with the arrival of golfers to the car park where they were ‘charged’ to park their cars. They were soon compensated by having free breakfast baps, all provided free by Chrissy and her catering team before being relieved of more money for draw tickets and entry fees. But it was all in a good cause which I’ll cover later.
The Club Pro, Stuart Barrett and assistant, Andy Searle had set up the course with various prizes for the different categories of entries, including a ‘Beat the Pro’ challenge on the par 3 17th hole. On this alone, he raised £125 for the Captain’s Charity.
Meanwhile on the course, the players weren’t having it easy and this was reflected in the low scores. The overall winners were Chris Flook for the men with 38 points and, keeping it in the family, Kim Flook for the ladies with 37 points.
The best score of the day was 42 points by the new Club Junior champion, Alex Griffiths.
The halfway tent was a popular attraction for the golfers where they enjoyed free beer and soft drinks provided courtesy of St. Austell Breweries and nibbles provided by the captain.
The course itself was again in top condition, wonderfully prepared by Gerald, Gary and George as well as the brilliant volunteers.
Players gathered following the golf to support the winners from the different categories and draw prizes were awarded.
So all in all a great day for the club and around £800 raised for the Captain’s Charity, the Children’s Hospice South West.
But that wasn’t the end of it. There was a massive conspiracy going on at the expense of the Captain who was to face a cold and wet end to his day!
Yes, Chrissy, Kerry and team swore everyone to secrecy as they plotted to douse the Captain in the not so hilarious ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’. In fact the only person in the club that day to not know what was going to happen was the victim himself!
It was all in aid of a good cause though as another £120 was raised for the Captain’s Charity, so I guess it was worth the pain!