RGSP Charity Golf Day 2018 – sponsored by Vision4Sport
The fifth annual RGS Professionals Charity Golf Day took place at the ever impressive Royal Ashdown Forest Golf Club in the heart of the glorious Sussex countryside. This year we were extremely thankful and lucky have the support of Vision 4 Sport for the day as our main sponsor. The company is owned by current RGS Parent Karl Wesson (also a former golf professional) who specialise in delivering premium bespoke sporting packages to some of the worlds biggest events.
Once again it was Dan Jones (current RGS Parent) and his team (Gregg Turner ’95, Alex Dalley ’95 et.al) that took the trophy home this year for the second year in succession by posting the highest score of the day. They were closely pursued by the team of young at heart Reigatians Mark Elsey ’78, Graham Price ’80, Nick Torlot ’77 and Ted Kennedy, former RGS Parent. The Thunderball competition was won by regular supporters of the day Marylebone Diversified led by Alan McCormack ’90 and his apparently ‘nerveless’ team as they kept the yellow ball in play for the longest period!
Simon Wood-Wolley produced an enormous tee shot on the 12th to take home Longest Drive and it was great to welcome Gez Watkins ’97, attending his first RGS Golf Day, who had the precision on the challenging short par three at the 6th to win Nearest to the Pin.
As has become tradition, players returned to the clubhouse after their rounds to be welcomed by the fantastic hospitality and food from the Royal Ashdown staff. A huge thank you must go to Vision 4 Sport for their incredible support of the day with the provision of a once of a lifetime auction item for two people at the Monaco GP aboard a trackside luxury yacht. The addition of this item to some fine other auction and raffle prizes was the catalyst for us to raise over £12,000 for the Changing Lives campaign, our most successful golf day to date.
Thank you to all those that attended and made the day such an incredible success.
We can confirm that the date for next years RGS Professionals Charity Golf Day will be Thursday 10 October 2018, so please add to your diary.