Prize Draw Winner – with a little help
Member Melvyn Fern is celebrating success after winning free golf membership for 2018 thanks to the late intervention of his wife!
For the last 6 months, members have been able to select and buy an exclusive number in a lottery with just one, very attractive prize, but the winning number was the one Melvyn’s wife Anne selected just a couple of hours before the draw was made at the end of Men’s Captain’s Day on July 15th.
Captain Ray Scambler takes up the story: “We’d been selling remaining numbers at the Halfway House to players in the competition and were just packing up when Anne arrived at the back of the 9th asking if she was too late to enter Melvyn in the draw. He was playing in the event and hadn’t entered, but then the number Anne wanted to buy on his behalf, 157, had already gone. So instead, she took 158 as the nearest alternative and out it came when we made the draw in front of everyone later in the day.”
One of the most lucrative prizes ever offered by the club prompted healthy interest from several hundred members who each paid £10 for a number in the one-off draw. The balance of the proceeds has added around £1,600 into the Captains’ charity pot for this year’s beneficiary, Acorns Children’s Hospice.