Sixty-six golfers representing many different aspects of the DRFC community took part in the club’s annual golf day last Monday. Reflecting on the cross-section of participants, which included senior players, coaches, club sponsors, parents, board members and trustees, DRFC President Humfrey Malins remarked:
“A gloriously sunny day at the beautiful Betchworth Park Golf Club was greatly enjoyed by DRFC members and their guests – and the golf was surprisingly good too!”
A quick bit of target practice followed an early breakfast and then it was time to tee off. 18-holes and 4 and a half hours later, the intrepid golfers returned to the club house to freshen up, quench their thirst (in some cases, remove sand from their shoes!) and scrutinise their score-cards (red faces linked to the absence of sun-cream more often than a reflection of the scores).
The results of 4 fiercely fought competitions were announced after a delicious lunch, countbacks to determine the final winners adding to the excitement. A well supported raffle – from which a donation will be made to St Catherine’s Hospice – brought the official proceedings to a close (vouchers for free golf tuition proving a popular choice for some lucky winners; red wine, port and champagne being snapped up by others…).
Whether it was a tactful decision to avoid rush hour, or the lure of lapping up some more golden rays with a cool class in hand, a number of club stalwarts retired to Betchworth’s beautiful balcony for further al-fresco analysis of a day well spent, for many well-played and for all very well enjoyed.
DRFC Golf Day Winners
- Team Competition (sponsored by Connecting Business) – Team Nightingale
- Individual Competition (sponsored by Downs Solicitors) – Frank Dudley
- Nearest The Pin (sponsored by The Optical Studio) – Lee Collier
- Longest Drive (sponsored by Bramley House Residential Home) – Andrew Frost