On Friday 17th July the Sandymount Ladies Amateur Golfing Society held their annual charity fundraiser. Members of O’Reilly’s Sandymount Golf Society also joined in for this memorable occasion.
It was a great day for the event, and despite predictions for bad weather, the rain held off. Everyone scheduled to tee-off did so, which showed great commitment on everyone’s part.
The day started with an outing to Bray Golf Club. The club was established in 1897 and the course varies from a par 3–5. 60 people, spread across 15 teams of four, played a good round of golf for charity.
Frank Carroll won the coveted Closest to the Pin prize by getting a phenomenal hole in one. You can’t get closer than that!
There are so many worthy causes that each year the Sandymount ladies focus on a different charity. Last year they raised €1,600 for cancer research. This year they focussed on The Alzheimer Society of Ireland and raised well in excess of €2,000.
Many local businesses donated generously to the raffle and auction held that night in O’Reilly’s of Sandymount. Punters responded in kind with generous bids in the charity auction. Many golfers went away happily with meal vouchers to local restaurants and drinks vouchers to local pubs.
Maxine Pilkington, of Bennetts Auctioneers Sandymount, compered the event and presented the generous 4-ball prize, tickets for two pairs to play a competitive round of golf at Elm Park Golf Course, off Nutley Lane Donnybrook, worth over €200.
Later that night, Una Molony of the Sandymount Ladies Golfing Society presented Marian Winters and Dave Mahony of The Alzheimer Society of Ireland with a cheque for €1,900.
There was a great night out after the golf at O’Reilly’s pub Sandymount with a delicious BBQ, raffle, and auction. €280 was raised for charity from the night on top of the golfing event. It just goes to show it pays to have fun with friends.
By Keith Murphy