The 6th Richard Waight Memorial Golf Day was held at Doncaster GC on Friday 20 May 2016 and raised more than £8800, including a £2500 donation from St James Place. This year, monies raised will be split between the two charities Cardiac Risk in the Young and SADS UK. This is yet another fantastic result and means our golf days in Richard’s memory have now raised over £42,000 since 2011. Thank you to all of you who have played, helped out or just supported us on yet another fantastic day for all involved. Next year’s date – Friday 19 May 2017
This year we had more teams than ever, with 100 players in 25 teams, starting from both the 1st and 10th tees, an hour earlier at midday. The Captain of Doncaster Golf Club, Sean Fiddler, was first to tee off, with Terry-Ann Whiteley taking the honour for the back nine. Participants came from across the UK, including the Thames Warriors from London and Hollinsend Cricket Club from Sheffield making a first appearance. Lindrick GC and Waterton Park GC were also represented, as were regulars from Godmanchester and Sprotbrough.
• A total of 246 golfers have now played in our six charity days, including 18 “ever-presents”
• Another 10 have only missed one year
• 62% of this year’s entry played last year
• 17% this year were DGC members
• 30% played for the first time in 2016
• 36% came from outside Doncaster
• 100% went for a Hole in One prize at the 4th
HALF WAY HOUSE
Our team of supporters were again on hand at the 10th tee, to provide mid-round teas, coffees and soft drinks. Home made cakes and biscuits made it a welcome stop for golfers, who made £125 donations.
AUCTION AND RAFFLE
The raffle raised £1040 and we made over £2600 from the auction, including £270 for a family season ticket at Doncaster Knights and “four-ball” vouchers from sixteen different Golf Clubs, raising £1248.
The competition was won by Derek’s team, led by Derek Allan, with the Captain’s team second and LRS Tiling third. Congratulations to all the winners.