€4,600 raised at at Balbriggan Golf Club Pink Day for Breast Cancer Research Ireland

May 30, 2019 0

Balbriggan Golf Club Ladies & Men’s members really went the extra mile this year for our Charity Event in aid of BCRI. Over last weekend the Pink Committee of Patricia Rooney, Barbara Kenny, Collette Guildea & Frances Whelan were ensconced in the Pro Shop from early morning selling tickets. The generosity of our Members is incredible & lots of tickets were purchased & donations given for the Charity.

The Golf Format was a 3 Lady Or 3 Men Team Scramble. “Mulligans” were purchased in abundance to help with The scoring !!! The dress code PINK. How many shades of Pink are there ??? . Soft Pink, Fuchsia Pink, Deep Pink & that was just the Hair !!! The members went to great lengths to design a creation to catch the eye & definitely raised an eyebrow or too!!

Pink Day in aid of Breast Cancer Research Ireland at Balbriggan Golf Club 28-May-19_27Pink was everywhere throughout the Clubhouse as well with banners, posters, balloons & beautiful flowers with every effort being made to remind us how important it is to simply wear Pink to raise funds for Research. This year the Committee thought up a few more ideas to raise even more money – a Handbag Sale. As we all know a Lady can never have enough Handbags & the array of Styles & Colours, well let’s just say there was definitely something for everyone at very keen prices. The bags were draped along the window cills for the Ladies to pick & purchase their favorite. Also new was ” guess the Number of golf balls in the BOX & will the lot !!! The numbers varied greatly however, the total was 361.

Miriam Hand from BCRI was truly amazed at the effort made by everyone & thought the Handbag Sale was a genius idea & one she will be taking back go her Board Members to promote the idea to other Clubs. Miriam spoke of the importance of Research, the need for fund raising & thanked everyone at BGC for their kindness & support. Lady Captain Marie also thanked the Pink Day Committee & our amazing members. LC Marie also thank Joe & Kim from Balbriggan.info for covering all events throughout the year.

We are very proud of all our Members for making the Day such a magnificent success. Patricia thanked our Club President Padraig & both Captains Maire & Pat for their encouragement & belief that the day would be well looked after by the Pink Committee.

Huge thanks to Bernard English sponsor of the beautiful Watches for first prize, all our local Pharmacies for donating spot prizes, beautiful Skincare products from Rhona Tolan of Monica Tolan Beauty & Skincare Salons, Vouchers from Club Caterers Karl & Mary Rogers, Pam Guildea Nail Salon, Balbriggan Cancer Support Group, Tesco & Supervalu Supermarkets. Thanks also to Maria McGuinness, Novelty Cakes for donating the beautiful Belgian Chocolate Biscuit with the Cancer Logo etched on top.

Patricia also thanked all our Ticket sellers, Catering Staff , Competition Secs Maureen Moore, John Scully, Club Professional Nigel & Ronan & absolutely everyone else that helped to make the Day such an incredibly successful. Patricia had an approximate tally for the day of a staggering €4,601.00.

The winners on the day were as follows:

  • Lady Best Dressed in Pink – Helen Tarrant.
  • Men’s Best Dressed in Pink – Pat Phillips.
  • Guess & win the “Golf Balls” President Padraig Faughnan.
  • 1st Prize Men Padraig Masterson, Peter Slevin & Quinten Hughes.
  • 1st Prize Ladies Evelyn Tolan, Imelda O’ Shea & Marian Griffin .

The power Bank chargers “Pickie Outs ” caused great excitement as players had to be in the Clubhouse to win. Lots of jeering for that part !! After a lengthy Raffle of over 40 Prizes it was time to close the evening with a sing song by Captain Pat Kinsella , Vice Captain Barry Kenna,Members Brian Flynn, Sean O’Connor & Jack Slaine.
Congratulations to all our winners & well done to Balbriggan Golf Club.