It was a record breaking day for our Society's Golf Outing on the 15th September at Sutton Golf Club. Compared to the last 10 years, we had the most golfers teeing off (55), the most ladies playing (16), the greatest number of sponsors (16) and a total of 77 golfers and guests enjoying an excellent dinner in Sutton Golf Club. All in all, this meant that the day raised close to €3,000 towards Church funds. Even the weather was kind to the enthusiastic golfers.
Great credit goes to our Captain, Patrick Lawless, who was able to use his far reaching connections to bring new members and sponsors to our society. Patrick has now laid out a vision for our society which will enable the committee to focus on lowering the age profile (of us ageing golfers) to include junior members and, as always, to welcome more ladies. Patrick was ably assisted by Andrew Bryce who brought a fresh eye to the operations of the society as well as helping to increase the numbers of golfers. Credit also goes to John Sullivan, Hon Treasurer, who had to deal with increasing revenue streams from our three outings at Malahide, Clontarf and Sutton. Special mention goes to Fred Spendlove, Don Jermyn and Derek Dickson who efficiently collated the scores and prizes for all outings.
A special thanks goes to all our Sponsors, without whose support we would be unable to make a success of the day. They were:
Appian Assest Management
Arena Group Professional
Burlington Real Estate
Jus de Vin
Golden Elephant Restaurant
Paddy Devine, Sutton G.C.
Oar House Restaurant
White Sands Hotel
Our Sponsors are truly appreciated, and where possible, we would encourage parishioners to avail of their goods and services.
There were plenty of golfing prizes to be won. The winner of the Captain's Prize was Gavin Caldwell and the winner of the Ladies Captain's Prize was Mary Cooper. A new cup for the Ladies Prize called the Joe Dalton Cup was presented. Joe was last year's captain. This was an initiative sponsored by Patrick Lawless. The Sponsors Prize was won by Greg Lawless and the Visitors Prize was won by Billy Navan. The Jackie Tinnion Cup, for the best composite score for the three outings was won by Rev Alan Rufli.
The uncertainties of Brexit are still with us and not much progress has been made since I wrote last year's Sutton Outing entry. But what is certain, is that our Society is on an upward track thanks to Patrick's leadership. The committee looks forward to next year's golfing season building on what has been achieved this year.
For further information or queries please contact the Hon Secretary, John McMillan at email@example.com
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