2018 Annual Charity Golf Day raises £2166

Held at Farleigh Golf Club on 24 April 2018

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Tuesday 24 April was Croydon Rotary Club’s Annual Charity Golf Day held at Farleigh Golf Club when 40 golfers braved the cold, wet and windy weather.

The golfers were joined for the prize-giving dinner by a large number of Rotarians, friends and other guests bringing the total to just over 80.

Despite the weather, it was a very successful day, enjoyed by all.

[The first picture shown above is one of the 10 four-balls on the first tee [from left] Tony Shelton Smith, Neil Shelton Smith, Neil Tutt and Rotarian Graham Harker.]

At the end of the dinner, President Peter Spalding presented prizes to the following:

Gary Chatfield won the first prize in the Stableford competition with a score of 36 points.

Ken Jackson won the second prize in the Stableford competition with a score of 35 points. Ken is a member of East Grinstead Meridian Rotary Club. 

The Team prizefor the highest aggregate number of points by a team was won by the team of K.F.Liu, Y. Keung Liu, Pang Hing Chai and Manying Kit with a score of 106 points. 

The prize for the longest drive on the 9th Hole of the yellow course was won by Gary Chatfield. 

The prize for the nearest the pin on the 3rd hole of the Blue course was won by Catherine Frost. Her father Tony Man accepted the prize on her behalf as she could not attend the dinner.

The Douglas Rawling Cup was awarded to the highest scoring Rotarian golfer in the Stableford competition. It was won by Raj Patel a member of Croydon Jubilee Rotary Club with a score of 34. 

Douglas Rawling was the longest serving Rotarian in Croydon Rotary Club with over 70 years of service – he lived for 102 years.

The amount raised on the day, which includes several generous donations, totalled £2166. All monies raised will go to President Peter Spalding's charity, the Croydon Hearing Resource Centre.

To assist CHRC in diagnosing the correct level of hearing loss, they require a Tympanometer. This much-needed instrument is used to test the condition of the middle ear and mobility of the eardrum and the conduction bones by creating variations of air pressure in the ear canal.

Each Tympanometer costs around £9,000 and Rotary Club of Croydon members are focusing their energies on raising funds towards the cost of this important instrument. 

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