October 6th was a very special day for Variety Golf when we celebrated one of our greatest Past Captains, Ray Clemence MBE.
The event was held at the sensational St Georges Hill Golf Club and generously sponsored by Bernie Flockhart and Alan Robinson, along with our Coach sponsor David Welsh of JOIE UK who donated the only red Sunshine Coach on the road in honour of Ray Clemence MBE and his famous Liverpool colours.
The day was completely sold out with 24 teams, each comprising a Footballing Legend alongside three members. Even in unpredictable October the sun was shining down on us, and our great friend Ray may well have had something to do with that!
There were many Footballing Legends taking part, including Glenn Hoddle, Ossie Ardiles, Pat Jennings, Tim Sherwood, Graham Roberts, Marc Falco, Micky Hazard, David Seaman, Bob Wilson – to name but a few!
Variety Golf was honoured to have Ray’s widow, Vee, and daughter Sarah with us to present the Sunshine Coach. It was an emotional moment and Vee Clemence said how proud she was to present the Coach and how much Ray would have loved to see his name all over a Liverpool coloured Coach!
At Lunch, we were fortunate to have two of Ray’s great friends, Glenn Hoddle and Ossie Ardiles, pay tribute to Ray with a quick Q&A and some fun stories about playing with him at Spurs. After Lunch, John Conteh did a great job running the Charity Auction and, with all the sponsorship, team entries and fundraising on the day, we managed to raise a total of just over £60,000! A huge thanks to everybody who supported the event
TOP FOOTBALLER – OSSIE ARDILES, 40 POINTS
1ST TEAM & RAY CLEMENCE TROPHY WINNERS – TIM SHERWOOD, NEIL BOOKATZ, ANDY WILDING & JOHN CONTEH – 89 POINTS
2ND TEAM – DAVE BASSETT, DAVID O’DONNELL, JOEL FOSKETT & AAKASH SHAH – 88 POINTS
3RD TEAM – GLENN HODDLE, DAVID WELSH, LANCE BROWN, GRAHAM GARDNER – 87 POINTS
4TH TEAM – DAVID SEAMAN, BOB WILSON IAN WATSON & BOB WESTON – 87 POINTS