Ayr Rotary Club 2019 Annual Charity Golf Day at Belleisle
A shotgun start at 9.30am on Friday 10 May saw eighteen teams tee-off to compete in the Ayr Rotary Club Annual Charity Golf Day at Belleisle Park. This event is the main fund-raiser in the club’s calendar, and raised an amazing £10,000-plus for local charities. The principal beneficiaries this year were Whiteleys Retreat for young people with cancer and life altering illness, and Ayrshire Cancer Support who provide practical help and emotional support to people in Ayrshire affected by cancer.
The winning team of four ladies was GT School of Motoring whose excellent round was helped by a hole-in-one by team member Louise Thomson. Team captain Gail Thomson was presented with the trophy and first prize of a 4-ball round of golf at Trump Turnberry.
Former winners of the event, Bolton Wanderers, led by Harold Cooper, came a very creditable second, their prize being a 4-ball round at Western Gailes. In close-third place came another former winner, Caledonian Windows & Conservatories Ltd, whose prize was a 4-ball round at Old Prestwick.
Bernard Smith of Whiteleys and Colin Westmoreland of Ayrshire Cancer Support both acknowledged Ayr Rotary’s support for the charities’ work and Craig Wilson, Ayr Rotary club secretary, thanked all the sponsors, entrants, helpers and organisers for their contributions to the day’s success. Mike Williams, representing the principal sponsor, ML Williams funeral directors, drew the numerous raffle prizes which added some extra excitement to the post-match activities.
The day’s success was attributable, in no small way, to the magnificent support from South Ayrshire Council’s golfing staff and the tireless efforts of their café team.