Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Macmillan Golf Day at Bull Bay

Sunday 29th August was the occasion of yet another successful Golf Day organised by Richard Butler for the charity, Macmillan Cancers Support. Richard is a friend and I am proud to say he gives his all on the occasion of his Golf Day. He contacts many nearby clubs to tell them about the event. He enlists the help of a number of people from both the local Macmillan Committee and the local community. I was roped in as the former secretary of the Anglesey Macmillan Committee, and since leaving the committee I continue to act as Starter as each team sets out from the first tee. Annwen, Richard's wife takes a team photo and I read out the rules to which they are to play. We have done this for about 5 years now.
This year was a typical year for attendance with 45 teams taking to the course. The weather began blustery and with light rain. Richard was complaining that the golfers would get soaked as they went round. But the sun came out and the wind speed increased as the day progressed. There were many white crested waves right out to the horizon. The annual rowing race round Anglesey was cancelled. Emergency services are still trying to find a woman kayaker, last seen when she paddled out from Rhosneigr.
Annwen and I started duties at 9.00am and by 3.00pm we were sending out the last teams. It was so cold that I had to go home and return in clothing I had worn in Oslo one March when watching ski jumping at Holmenkollen! On three occasions I had to drive over to the tenth green to take food and water to the refreshment tent. I got lost the first time but eventually spotted the white marquee. On the final dive back to the clubhouse the wind suddenly blew hard and I was glad I was not at sea! When the final team had gone I went home for a short rest and to get changed for the evening and the presentation of prizes. Pauline and I were at the clubhouse by 5.00pm where we retired to the diningroom and enjoyed an excellent meal with friends.
Golfers and sponsors had donated over £4,000 to be part of the event and everyone said how much they had enjoyed the day. Bull Bay Golf Club is a very welcoming place and I book their diningroom twice a year for the Harvest Supper and a further meal at the end of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity on behalf of Churches in Amlwch. Christine Jones, Steward of the club is always smiling and is loved by everyone. It is a place where always feel at home!
The Macmillan Golf Day is hard work, but so enjoyable. I never look forward to it because I have to get up early that day! The good news is that at the end of the day I feel it has all been worthwhile. The cause is a good one and the friendship and welcome is wonderful. Well done Richard and well done everyone.


Blogger Lyn M said...

I always enjoy reading about your life on Anglesey. After disvovering your blog about 18 months ago we decided to visit your island and have spent two wonderful holidays there and a few long weekends. It's certainly become one of our favourite places. Please keep writing about it.

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Blogger Keith Alexander said...

Every day that I drive across the island on one errand or another I feel glad I live here. Where else can you find 17 local beaches accessible by road and beautiful scenery too?

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Blogger Christine said...

We are hoping to move to Anglesey from Cheshire in the very near future. We have our house up for sale and are keeping our fingers crossed. We have found where we would like to live. I can understand why you love living there.

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