I was honoured to be part of the Keen Caddie team for The Variety Club Golf Society Annual Golf Day held at the prestigious Walton Heath Golf Club.
Variety Golf comprises of an enthusiastic and charitable group of golfers who play competitive golf all whilst raising money for the Variety Club charity. All proceeds go towards providing the much-needed Sunshine coaches for children with limited abilities, enabling these youngsters to enjoy new and exciting experiences.
It was a wonderful atmosphere for the Captains Day, this year sponsored by John Campbell and Gavin Wilding, who’s one of the Caddies biggest champions along with being a good golfer!
As the haze began to clear whilst we were all tucking into our delicious bacon rolls, we knew we were in for a great day of golf. The sun was shining, and birds were singing, and we headed out onto the first tee.
Our team consisted of 3 players. It was my absolute pleasure to caddie for the fabulous Russ Abbott, who’s not only one of my favourite comedy legends but an all-round great entertainer and prefect gentleman! Gavin who was paired with Rebecca and Pip Burley who was paired with Louise. On our way round the stunning Old Course at Walton Heath, all 6 of us had many giggles and I spent most of my time entertaining the lucky, Russ Abbot with 3 of my very best jokes! I did warn him though… I want royalties if I hear them appear in his comedy material hehe
After the round we all headed back into the club house for the dinner and prize giving. Everyone dug deep and donated towards the new children’s Sunshine Coach which was parked in front of the clubhouse and was graciously received by the very inspirational children from Heritage House School, Chesham, Bucks School. It was lovely to hear some of the children make their speeches of thanks. I could tell these buses really did mean a lot to them.
It was then time to say goodbye to the group until next year. It’s always a great day with the Variety Golfers and we look forward to the invite back to help raise more money for the The Variety Club.
See you at the next golf day!