Another major update too, is that, at the time of writing, Teddy Draper, who the Golf Day's Trophy is named after, should, all going well, be able to attend and hit the first ball to start the day off. Also, I have been forced to have a major rethink about where any profits from the raffle will be donated.
It was originally supposed to be to EitC, and also possibly splitting it between a cancer charity too. Despite sending 3 or 4 emails to EitC, notifying them of the event, and the intended donation, I was disgusted and shocked, to be honest, to never even receive an acknowledgement of any kind. So I have decided to donate it all to a cancer charity as at least it will be appreciated, and definitely acknowledged too.
I also thought of donating a portion to ToffeeWeb but I take my hat off to Lyndon, who, when I informed him, was magnanimous and in favour of it all going to a cancer charity (probably Cancer Research UK).
To date, there has been a good offer of prizes for the raffle from various organisations and private donations too, so any others will not be refused, and ostensibly will add more to the coffers of the charity.
John Hall (Philippines) is the benefactor of the trophy and keen to have it named after Teddy Draper. Teddy, as a lifelong Evertonian and golfer, has been affected by that terrible disease.
Unfortunately because of the distances involved and Covid restrictions being as they are, John will not be able to attend either. He has however asked for as much to be videoed as possible, as he has never met any of us who will be there; more importantly,Teddy reminded him so much of his uncle, who used to take him to Goodison for every match, after the sad and premature passing of his own father at a very early age.
Stephen Vincent and David Pearl have helped me immensely too in organising things and will continue to do so on the day, so my thanks go to them both. David will be doing the videoing via WhatsApp so we can send it to John Hall in the Philippines.
Hopefully I have covered everything but, should anyone have any questions or queries, I can be contacted by leaving either a post on this thread or by Mobile: 07565 140075 (O2 or WhatsApp). Remembering too, it's not too late to put your name down, for what should be a good day's golf and a chance to meet each other too, and all for a very good and deserving cause. Thanks!
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1 Posted 11/07/2021 at 08:12:01
27th August gives me just over 6 weeks to cure my slice!
2 Posted 11/07/2021 at 10:24:48
3 Posted 11/07/2021 at 10:55:42
4 Posted 11/07/2021 at 11:55:40
Mind you we have been pretty fortunate this summer in comparison to those in the last few years, despite the almost torrential rain in between. When did you last swing a Club in anger, apart from the getting rid of next door neighbour's cat?
Like riding a bike, they say, you never forget. Although I sometimes wonder, you can go out and it's like you have only just taken the game up, and other occasions you go out in similar fashion and play like you are ready to turn Pro (well maybe not quite that good), but you know what I mean.
Like Football ' Funny Old Game ' still whether you play badly or well, it is still enjoyable and the company generally that you play with. I keep going back for more, so something must be happening to get that feeling. Must be 'hooked' or was it a 'slice' ? 😜😂🤔
5 Posted 13/07/2021 at 05:55:20
Derek has put a lot of work into the success of the day and has great things lined up for what is hopefully a memorable occasion.
6 weeks to cure a slice David hmm, hard to correct but just aim a little more left and it hopefully becomes a nice fade. Lefties should correct the other way of course.
Shot a gross 79 yesterday after two rounds in the high eighties last week. Gary Player once quoted that golf was the greatest puzzle that man will never solve. Never a truer word said!!!
6 Posted 06/08/2021 at 19:56:22
7 Posted 07/08/2021 at 06:48:01
I am not 100% sure of the final numbers but tentatively it looks to be about 20, as some are yet to confirm, and hopefully if others decide to come along, that could increase, but the time is getting nearer.
Will need a definite commitment for Catering Numbers, by next week for Aldersey Golf Club so they know how many meals etc. Anyone still thinking about it, time is catching up, I can guarantee it will be a good day, and a chance to meet many well known names on TW. And, of course for a very good cause (Cancer Research UK) plus meeting the man, the Day is all about :Teddy Draper.
8 Posted 07/08/2021 at 08:10:08
Sadly I will be in Portugal as restrictions have now eased. I wish you all a fabulous day and lot of fun to be had am sure.
Hopefully be able to make the get together on the 25th.
Lets all hope for a win next Saturday.
9 Posted 08/08/2021 at 03:38:04
10 Posted 08/08/2021 at 04:21:39
Teddy, all best wishes to you in your battle. Glad you've got family support and a great medical team in your corner -- that makes all the difference, doesn't it? Enjoy the day and the warmth of the TW gang.
11 Posted 18/08/2021 at 13:12:36
How are the numbers for the golf day? Im pretty certain to be there now, Im sufficiently recovered to drag myself round 18 holes now but my game will be crap! Ill bring a few sleeves of balls for the birdie sweep for you, decent balls and not like the range balls youve “acquired” over the years!😁
You can remind me of the details nearer the day, Ill forget if you tell me now….
12 Posted 18/08/2021 at 13:46:20
Also, and I know Tony hates this sort of stuff, but Tony Abrahams, your call yesterday was a cracker!!
13 Posted 18/08/2021 at 16:14:31
Yes, Del, and I speak quite regularly on the phone, and he's put some effort into organising this golf day.👍🏻 I hope all those who promised to come turn up.
14 Posted 18/08/2021 at 18:25:53
Still, I expect it to be a good day and enjoyable for all. If anyone still wants to go you will be accommodated and welcomed with open arms!
15 Posted 18/08/2021 at 20:09:33
Knoxxy has done his best organising this despite moving house recently, with all the stress that comes with a house move, yet you local ToffeeWeb golfers can't bother your arse to support it. Come on! Join in!
16 Posted 19/08/2021 at 06:17:34
I have come across many pitfalls, and have learned, unfortunately retrospectively, that I should have done many things differently, but I did assume we would be getting larger numbers for the day. I do agree with you that it is a very poor showing from the many TW'ers who do live in the vicinity, and do play golf, but have not made any effort to attend.
It is understandable if holidays are booked, but in this Covid uncertainty many holidays can change or be cancelled, as the Government criteria is very unpredictable and apt to change at the drop of a hat.
After all said and done, it is for a very good cause (Cancer Research UK) something which could affect us all, but hopefully not. Furthermore, the man who the event is all about Teddy Draper will be attending to ' hit the first shot ' to get things under way. Hoping the weather stays as is, and has been, for the day. Looking forward to it now, an just hope it is a resounding success. Thanks to everyone.
17 Posted 19/08/2021 at 09:05:13
Anyway, come on you local golfing Blues, make an effort to enjoy a good day's golf with fellow ToffeeWebbers on the 27th.
18 Posted 19/08/2021 at 09:49:12
19 Posted 19/08/2021 at 13:16:18
Geography not your strong point then?
20 Posted 19/08/2021 at 19:23:35
21 Posted 19/08/2021 at 20:45:17
22 Posted 19/08/2021 at 21:30:34
23 Posted 19/08/2021 at 21:50:35
24 Posted 19/08/2021 at 21:53:23
25 Posted 19/08/2021 at 21:57:37
26 Posted 19/08/2021 at 22:07:25
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