RGS Foundation Charity Golf Day 2023
On 15 June, we held our annual RGS Foundation Charity Golf day at Reigate Hill Golf Club, sponsored by Devine Homes and what a spectacular day it was! With the sun shining and a cool breeze coming across the golf course, it was the perfect day on the green. Our golfers arrived from midday and with a cold drink in hand, purchased raffle tickets, mulligans and silly strings (varying lengths of string that can be used as a shot on the green). With caps at the ready and suncream on, the golfers headed off to their holes at 1pm for a shotgun start. There wasn’t much respite from the heat, so Cath and Jodie from the Foundation team set off in a golf buggy with refreshments to cool down our golfers throughout the afternoon. This provided much entertainment, and there is no better sight, seeing a golf buggy coming over the hill laden with iced beverages, crisps and chocolate to boost our teams. As 5pm approached, our golfers started to make their way back to the clubhouse, having completed their 18 holes and eager for a cold refreshment, hot chicken wrap and fries to relax with on the terrace. With everyone settled, fed and watered, Jonny Hylton (RGS ’99) Foundation Director, thanked everyone for attending our golf day and supporting our fundraising efforts. It is because of our Reigatians, that we can continue to provide assistance to more children each year.
Jonny took the opportunity to present Barry Devine (RGS ’90) with an RGS shield for his dedication to sponsoring our event for the fifth year in a row before the long awaited prizegiving that followed. A trophy was presented to John Simpson for winning Longest Drive, whilst Nearest the Pin was won by Alex Moody-Stuart, who also kindly donated tickets to Goodwood for the auction. A big thanks to Ed Bartlett (RGS ’99) of Abika Consulting for sponsoring these awards. Barry Devine was on hand to deliver trophies to our winners of the day, congratulations to, Stephen Cahill (former parent), Conor Cahill (RGS ’20), Kris Jarrams (parent) Richard Leuschke (friend) who won the team prize.
With trophies safely in the hands of their winners, it was time for the raffle and auction. We had some amazing prizes to be won and our thanks go out to Kukri, Simply Sports, Everyman Cinema and Reigate Hill Golf Club for providing items for our raffle. Jonny whipped up the crowd with our auction, securing bids for a championship game at Lords, courtesy of Jack Simpson, a classic 1969 E-type Jaguar for the day with thanks to RNG Classics, a 4ball at Manor House Golf Club, kindly donated by Ed Gardner (’98) of Mint Greens in addition to the Goodwood tickets provided by Alex Moody-Stuart.
We raised an amazing £5344 to go into our Changing Lives bursary fund.
Thank you to everyone that played, donated and supported this fabulous event. We hope to see you again next year…date for your diary…13 June 2024!
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