I would have loved to say that the golf day went off fantastically well. It was a lovely day and the participants all enjoyed the game and the company. Unfortunately we were a little short on the quantity of four balls. Possibly a sign of the times but also a reflection on the ability of the committee to market the day and the Institute. We did have some serious set-backs the passing of Ronnie Bawden (RIP) who had taken on the challenge of coordinating the event. However we came through nicely again thanks mainly to the assistance provided (at very short notice) by our secretary Jean-Ann McGredy. Yet again we were able to make a small but no doubt very welcome contribution to Avril Elizabeth Home, and our thanks go to Brelko for their generous contribution to this worthy cause.
This year was a Rugby World Cup Year and our raffle consisted of a RWC survival package comprising a large cooler box filled, or rather over-filled, with lots of booze, mixers, biltong and nuts. The winner, again
confirming that if you don’t buy you don’t win, was Jay Pillay of Brelko who decided that his kidneys were rather tender and sold off the prize, with proceeds being added to the raffle takings.
We thank our hole sponsors Rio-Carb, Zest, Actom, Bosworth and Dunlop. Their presence with accompanying refreshments and encouragement to the players was most welcome.
In keeping with our ensuring that each team took away a prize the Institute sponsored a large number of prizes. We do however thank “Bulk Handling Today”, Afripp, and Brelko for their prize donations. Martin Engineering did provide prizes and we thank them for this, however these will be carried forward to our next event. Although this is not a money making event we will in future endeavour to obtain sponsored prizes from our member companies in order to reduce the financial impact on the Institute.
First prize went to Dunlop Industrial with Rio Carb in second place and Brelko third. Murray Calder from the Zest team won both the longest drive and closest to the pin prizes, with the Martin Engineering Team taking the longest day award.
We thank the management and staff of ERPM Golf Club for their efforts in ensuring that all went to plan. Last but certainly not least we thank each and every one of those who participated and we certainly look forward to
welcoming you back next year.
Adriano (Adi) Frittella