Apparently it has been a long time since the Heart of Kent Hospice have held a charity golf day. That was taken care of recently with a lovely day at the Charts Hill Golf Club near Biddenden. The weather was looking a little bit ‘iffy’ in the morning but it stayed dry and brightened up later on. The moody clodus helped with some of the photos!
Now I’m not much of a golfer so you’ll have to excuse me if I get some of the terminology wrong. There were 16 teams that signed up for the day. It started for many with a full english breakfast. There was a quick putitng contest near the clubhouse, before teams set off to take their positions around the course for the shotgun start. This means that everyone tee’s off at the same time from a different hole around the course. It also means that everyone should finish around about the same sort of time as well.
There were a couple of additional competitive elements added to the day. Prizes were available for longest drive of the day, closest ball to the pin and also an opportunity to ‘beat the pro’.
The teams all seemed to be having a good time on their way around. I was on the 17th hole with the golf club pro. I had a great time watching most of the players take on the pro. The pro (Hugo Dobson) did really well and saw off all but about eight of the players. The hole was a water obstacle and golfers had to hit the ball onto the green, which was pretty much on an island.
The pro only hit one ball which didn’t land on the island all day. I took my photos laying down, off to the side of the tee. I felt pretty safe until one of the Hospice staff decided to have a go and sliced a ball about 3 metres off to my right. I am not being pad to stay quiet but I could be paid to give up the name! (All proceeds to the Hospice obviously.)
Unfortunately I had to leave before the end of the day. I saw the end of the golf and grabbed a quick group shot with anyone that was around before I had to leave. I left the players to finish the day with a bit of time in the bar before dinner and awards.
All the photos can be found on the Shooterz website. Please donate to help raise funds for the Hospice if you like the photos.