The club held a charity day for Legacy on Saturday 21/11/15 in perfect golfing weather. We had a good roll up for golf and with some very early starters through to 1.45pm. Geoffrey Hammond and his merry “Mash” crew manned the tent on the 5th and provided refreshments to all. The sausage rolls were particularly good, served with all manner of condiments together with wine, beer or spirits, a novelty on our course. Although it was a 5 hour round, nobody complained as it was in aide of a great cause and played in great spirit. Many were not aware of the extent of the prizes up for grabs, however, they did include, apart from trophies, Pearl necklace and earrings, paintings, books and much more arranged by David Farthing and donated by generous persons unknown. Our many thanks go to those supporters. At the conclusion of the golf, with scores recorded and card handed in, many of us made a dash for home to be back within ½ an hour for drinks prior to dinner. The chef served up an alternate Pork or Barramundi meal which was up to his usual excellent standard. Rear Admirable Peter Sinclair, former Governor of NSW, gave us the speech of the night, which included in part, the history of the Throsby name, well known in this area. The story has its darker stages when cannibalism was practiced in NZ and 62 English immigrants met that fate. A 3 year old girl, who had been spared by the chief, later fled to Australia and was the start of the Throsby dynasty. Peter is a very interesting and fluent speaker and we were entertained by his delivery. We were also joined by Major General Phillip Michael Jeffery, former Governor General of Australia. All this attention was focused on raising money for Legacy. A very worthwhile cause in which several of our members are fully involved. David Farthing thanked all attendees for their support and presented the trophies, drew the raffles and finalised the silent auction. The Legacy Trophy was won on the day by Paul Pettiford and David McGinnes. Some maybe unaware that in the highlands area, 290 women and children are gratefully supported by Legacy and they would find it most difficult without that support. It is in all our interest to get behind this day, which is our “charity of choice” for our club. I have not heard the final tally for funds raised however I would assume it would be many thousands of dollars. Well done to all those involved.
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