Magnificent support for charity golf tournament
8:23am Thursday 24th April 2014 in Sport
WINNING QUARTET: Cystic Fibrosis charity tournament winners, with organiser Pete Goodfellow (second from left), from left - Cardiff Blues Alex Cuthbert, Ellis Robinson, Tom Williams and Lloyd Williams.
MORE than 70 players took part in a charity golf day in aid of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year
It was the fifth year that the event has been held at the Glamorganshire Golf Club and, on a wonderful day, the sun shone and there were excellent facilities for all participants and spectators.
The eventual winners were a Cardiff Blues rugby team comprising Lloyd and Tom Williams, Alex Cuthbert and Ellis Robinson who beat Dave Steeley, Dave Cole, Hywel Elias and Ricky Buchalter by countback on the back nine
Third place was a men’s captain's team of Leon Reece, Roy Davis, Emyr Davies and Martin Wilkins who beat Ritchie ('Fred Couples') Thomas, Steve Scarrett and the Edmunds brothers, again on countback, on the back six.
In fifth place was organiser Pete Goodfellow ('I had to get a mention'), Rob Shields, Mike ('My Round') Matthews and Paul ('Karaoke Kid') Brown.
The longest drive on the first hole was won by Ben ('The') Luck and nearest the pin on the 18th was Mike Thomas.
Finally, the best endeavour went to a lady captain's team of Justine and Billy ('Spar') Blunsden, 'Big Al' Hyett and 'X' Chief Snake Peter 'Jammy' James.
The presentations were followed by a successful night which included a karaoke and disco, and was opened by the men’s captain and a great rendition of “Two Little Boys” by 'Big Al' and 'Jammy.' Special thanks to Martin Price who sponsored Emyr Davis to sing!
There was a raffle and auction, with special thanks to Richard 'Harry Hill' Hughes who collected over £400 in raffle money.
Organiser Pete Goodfellow extends his thanks to the following for their help, assistance, donations, etc: Glamorganshire Golf Club, Ben Gray (and staff), Mike and all the bar staff, Andrew and Alex in the pro shop, Andro Cioni, Glendale Hotel, Jaflon Restaurant, Newport Golf Club, Milford Haven Golf Club, SET Office Supplies, Marconi Holiday Park, Ritchie Thomas, Steve and Stuart Clarke, Dave Steeley, Andy and Kay Jones and Chip Chandler.
The Glamorganshire Golf Club (both captains) have chosen Cystic Fibrosis as their chosen charity for 2014.
On the day, a marvellous total of £3,000 was raised for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust and Pete said: "I would just like to thank all who attended the day/night for their valuable support."
Should anyone like to make any additional donations, Pete can be contacted on 07986 31633.
Preparations are already being made for a sixth event on Good Friday (2015).