Pontardawe Golf Club
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The Captains Charity Day for the " John Hartson Foundation "

Tuesday 5th of November 2013 18:59
The Captains Charity
Was this first ever Captains Charity Day a success ?........You bet your bottom dollar it was !!! .......The captain couldn't have wished for better support for his chosen charity.

44 teams paid an entry fee that's 176 golfers in total, three teams couldn't make it, but they gave prior notice and even made a donation to the captains charity on top of their entry fee. That can't be bad, thank you very much That's 164 golfers out on the course in atrocious weather conditions.
 
The amount raised was quite substantial and the final figure is still being calculated, As you are aware the money will go to good use with the John Hartson Foundation. (see the earlier news publication to get more details about the foundation)
 
The weather was absolutely appalling, with some of the heaviest rain I have ever played golf in, it may have been wet, but it certainly didn't dampen the enthusiasm to support the Captain and his chosen charity.
 
A special thanks to the captain, Alan Lewis and his immediate past captain, Conrad Jones, who both worked tirelessly during the day to organise the event, which ran like clockwork, despite the conditions. It just goes to show the respect and support they command from people, to get a turn out of that many golfers on what was probably one of the worst days of weather for a round of golf this year.
 
Thanks to all the people that helped organise the day. A big thank you must go to the bar and catering staff, I have to say the food was superb, piping hot and plenty of it, which is just what you need after a day on the course in those sort of weather conditions.The food was followed by several pints of ale in a very enjoyable atmosphere until late in the evening.
 
There were raffle prizes and guess the number of NR's on the day, which caused great amusement, on hearing how some golfers had sat down and tried to calculate a winning number of NR's scientifically coming up with 960 NR's. The actual total on the day for 164 golfers was amazingly low at 28 NR's, which shows how good the standard of golf was in the conditions, It may have been a charity day but everybody wanted to be in the winning team, just for bragging rights in the evening.
 
The captain presented the winners with their prizes and closed the event with a very emotional speech and asked me to thank everybody involved in the day for their efforts to make his Captains charity day an outstanding success.
 
The Captain announced that In his opinion there were no losers on the day only winners.


Once again a big thank you from the Captain Alan Lewis for making Potardawe's first ever Captains Charity Day a roaring success