A huge thank you to all sponsors, participants, rep players and volunteers for contributing to a great day at Feilding Golf Club in the Jeff Gray BMW and Speights Ale House Rep Fundraiser Tournament. Much of the event was organised and run by Massey University Sport Practicaum student Guy Perry as part of his study, so a huge thank you to Guy for successfully putting this day together. I am sure at the start Guy did not know how much work is involved at putting such an event together, so this was a great learning experience for him.
We attracted a capacity field of 32 teams which was fantastic to see.
The event raised approximately $7,000 for Manawatu Wanganui Golf to enable us to send our rep golfers away to events and contribute to their development as players. This is much needed funds given the cost of the rep programme each year being around $60,000.
We wish to thanks all of our sponsors on the day, particularly our main sponsors:
Speights Ale House
Jeff Gray BMW
The Uniform Centre
We had a number of fantastic prize sponsors and support from local businesses. Tim Wilkinson donated his Golf Bag for the Auction which raised excellent funds, and Lydia Ko and NZ Golf provided a signed Lydia T-Shirt and Photo which went for a very good amount. A special thank you to Rohan Teaz for running our Auction.
I am sure everyone would agree that the Speights Ale House BBQ was fantastic.
Our main raffle for the rounds of golf at Cape Kidnappers and the use of the BMW car for the day sponsored by Jeff Gray European was won by Val Williams from Linton Camp Golf Club.
We hope to run a similar event next year, so please keep an eye out for entry forms in your clubs."