Pontardawe Golf Club
A hidden gem with spectacular panoramic views

Another Memorable Captains Fundraising Day

Saturday 22nd of April 2017 18:50

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This year Gwyn Williams, the Pontardawe Golf Club Captains chosen charity and fundraising event was to support "Evie Grace" a beautiful 2 year old little girl with cerebral palsy. It was lovely to see Evie at the club along with her mum Kirsty and also their friends and family who were at the club to support the event.

Gwyn would like thank all those members of Pontardawe Golf Club and guests who supported his Captains Fundraising day. A big thank you to the Committee for their support, particularly Conrad Dyment-Jones whose guiding hand (as always) was invaluable on the day. Another big thank you must go to the resident golf professional Steffan Jones for carrying out a sterling job collecting the team funds and keeping everyone on track.

As per usual the bar Staff, Bradley, Collette, Sarah & Leanne kept the drinks flowing for everybody whilst providing a bit of in house entertainment. Abbie Dyment-Jones put in a phenomenal effort ensuring everybody bought raffle tickets to boost the funds raised on the day. The master of the auctioneers, Conrad Dyment-Jones made sure all the auction prizes were sold at high prices to increase the funds raised even further. The bottle raffle was thought up by Anne Jones was a great way of raising funds and was a roaring success that will return in future Captains events

Behind every good man is a good woman and in Gwyn's case he had quite a few good women to pay special thanks to, Firstly his wife Judith who provided the buffet and was instrumental in organising the day. Secondly Gwyn's daughter Ashleigh along with Kath carried out all the food prepping and chopping for the buffet. A key element to the success of the day was the tireless effort of three of Gwyn & Judith's non golfing friends Angela, Frances and Anna, who served the food and replenished the food stocks all day, how would we have managed without them ? There were too many helpers to thank them all individually but a massive thanks to everybody that got involved and helped.

Gwyn and Judith would like thank all the people who made individual donations to the fundraising event and were truly humbled by the support from everybody that made the fundraising day a truly memorable success.

Last but not least a massive thank you to Jamie Probert and his greens team for manicuring the course to perfection, not a blade of grass looked out of place.

The weather was glorious and the sun shone on all who played golf in the event. The winners presentations were made by the captain and his wife and in closing Gwyn said he was overwhelmed by the support and generosity shown by all who gave so willingly and clearly with a generous hand.

The evening was topped off with entertainment by an outstanding local band called "The Flicks" creating a fabulous atmosphere in the clubhouse until late.

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Overall winners :- Alan Lewis, Adam Lewis, Cameron Murrell & David Williams with 103pts

Runners Up :- Mark, Gordon Williams, Neil Sullivan, & Jason Griffiths with 98pts

Mens Nearest the pin 5th hole :- The club president Alun Evans

Ladies nearest the pin 5th hole :- Jo Power

Mens Longest drive 12th hole :- Paul Morgan

Ladies longest drive visitor :- Mary Yates

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"The whole day can only be described as a tremendously successful fundraising day enjoyed by all"

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