County President Eddie Galjaard Yeovil was at the helm for the 31st Annual Dinner his first as County President. It was a packed house at the ever popular Bentleys Restaurant which has proved so successful over the last several years and as usual we were once more looked after admirably by the staff that provided all present with great food and service.
We had John Williams the England Golf President who gave an outstanding speech to set the tone for a great finale to our evening. The evening was completed by our after dinner entertainer Tony Roscoe who stood in for Jed due to a family bereavement.
Our guests from around the counties were David Lock President SWCGA, Mike Doyle-Davidson Gloucestershire, Mike Ellis Cornwall, Alan Drayton Hampshire, Jim Pocknell Kent, John Bury Sussex, Richard Pascoe Devon, Phil Hodges Wiltshire, along with Simon Marchesi from our Sponsors Ringwood Brewery. I again applaud all the clubs who attended along with their members who travelled from all around the County to support the dinner making it a resounding success once more.
On completion of an excellent the meal our Master of Ceremonies Mr Philip Gardner got the main part of the evening under way, with me starting off proposing the loyal toast.
We were then heartily entertained, firstly by Eddie with an excellent informative speech on golf around the County delivered eloquently and touching on matters that are of concern to us all.
The night was then topped off by a superb performance from our entertainer Johnny who had us all singing in great voice with his great humour to finish an excellent evening.
A great night and I look forward to greeting you all at the 32nd Annual Dinner planned to be held once more at Dudsbury on Friday 13th March 2020 so please make a note in your diary and I look forward to seeing you there.