GORLESTON GOLF CLUB SWUNG INTO ACTION TO SUPPORT LOCAL CHARITIES
During Lockdown former Club Captain, Glen Harman, began to make plans to hold an NHS Day to thank the staff of the James Paget University Hospital (JPUH) who had worked tirelessly nursing the local population during the COVID pandemic. The plans eventually came to fruition on 29th August when a huge field of competitors took part in a Texas Scramble Event. Local Sponsors and members were very generous in their support and the Charity Day raised an amazing total of £6,264. The cheque for which amount Maxine Taylor (pictured above) was delighted to accept on behalf of the JPUH.
On 21st August members celebrated the completion of their new 15a par 3 hole situated at the far end of the course facing towards the sea. This event coincided with the President's Challenge Florida Scramble. The competition included a Drive In Nearest the Pin Challenge which was won by our Professional Duncan Abbot which prompted comments including 'do you give lessons?'. The Green's Committee and Staff had worked extremely hard and huge thanks are due to them and also to Ovamill for their support. The aim of the day was to raise monies for the Captains' Joint Charity, the East Anglian Air Ambulance. The Event was generously sponsored and raised a total of £1,655.00.
Finally it is the Gorleston Golf Club Ladies Centenary in 2022/23 and many events are planned for the whole Club. On her Ladies President's Day, Rosemary Woodhouse, held a raffle the proceeds of which would go towards the celebrations and she was delighted to announce a total of £365 had been contributed on the day.