On Friday the 28th of June at the Bonalba Golf & Spa Resort near Alicante, The Provincial Grand Master, R.W.Bro. Michael Anthony Shilan, hosted this year’s Provincial Charity Golf Tournament.
Our biggest event to date. Registration opened at 8am and after a quick practice at the nets for some, all 102 players were out on the course for the “Charity Pairs Texas Scramble” which was started with the letting-off of a rocket at 9.15am to signal that play should begin from the various tees around the course.
The weather was fantastic, but very hot out on the course for the players and after play was over it was back to the clubhouse for a well deserved drink, a Raffle, the Prize Giving and an Auction, followed by Tapas and refreshments.
This year saw the first award of the John William Harvey Memorable Trophy, the first winning Masonic pair being Bob Watkins and Nigel Parker of Java Lodge No.40 for the best Masonic team score of 78 (including joint handicap).
The best Score of the day was from Campbell Lamont and Jon Wills Gross with a very respectable 68.
2) Adrian Candela and Tim Richards net 61 +8
3) Eric Owens and Mike Tucker net 62+11
4) Chris Van Bemmelen and Helmut Treiber net 63+ 9
At 3.00 pm a Raffle was held and the prizes were awarded. This was followed by Tapas and Drinks.
A culmination of a wonderful day’s golf at Bonalba Golf Club (Bonalba Golf & Spa website). On the day, the Provincial Grand Master also received two cheques, one from White River Lodge No 153 for €1,050 and one from the Logia Tribunal De Las Aguas Mark Masons for €350. An amazing total of approximately 5,000€ was raised from the Sponsorships, Raffle, and Auction on the day.
The Province sends sincere thanks to all participants, to the Bonalba Golf Club for providing a wonderful course and all of their amazing support, the greens were cut to perfection and to W.Bro. Richard Davis of Santa Faz Lodge No.48 who was our host at the Golf Club, and Bro Mike Wyatt, for his knowledge of the game and organisation on the day with an amazing band of willing helpers.
To our Sponsors and players, a big thank you. To all the supporters on the day and who helped leading up to the tournament many thanks, but most of all to the Lodges for their support they have given to the PGMs Charity the Children’s Summer Camp.
When this amazing total raised at the Charity Golf Day is added to the other contributions from all Lodges in the Province as well as other events we are able to send 50 Children on this Wonderful holiday.
My sincere thanks for all your support.
W.Bro. Trevor Bagnall Provincial Grand Charity Steward.
WITH VERY GRATEFUL THANKS TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS
BONALBA GOLF CLUB, BONALBA HOTEL, RICHARD SAMUELS, THE FOUNDATION-MICHAEL TAYLOR, IBERIAN FUNERAL PLANS, DEVERE SPAIN, CIUDAD PATRICIA – SENIOR RESORT, MR. & MRS. HAROLD LUESLEY, MRS. ROGER DYER, ROBERT & HEIDI, PETER HASELL, R.W.LON WHITEHEAD, JIM & KATE HHURLEY, GREEN NINETEEN- (BONALBA GOLF SOCIETY), LA MARINA HACKERS, MR. ERIK PAESMANS (BONALBA GOLF DONATION), CLUB QUESADA, MAMA MIAS-BONALBA GOLF SOCIETIES, MICHAEL REEVES, SANTA FAZ LODGE-REFRESHMENTS, EDI RENT A CAR, JR COUNTRY CLUB – QUESADA, CAMPBELL LAMONT GOLF, LILIANE-BONALBA GOLF, UNION JACK GOLF HOLIDAYS, TWO VOUCHERS, KARINE DEGOEDT & PETER VAN DER MEE.