Just swanning around!

Twenty two golf teams set off from the Clubhouse at Cowdray Park to dodge the showers on a slightly breezy July morning on a quest to bring home the top prize at the Meath Charity Golf Day this year. At the end of a wonderful morning’s play, it was ‘the Swan Inn’ at Chiddingfold which beat off the opposition to claim the top spot.

After a marvellous lunch, team captain Stuart Boomer Davies, accompanied by fellow team members Harry Jackson, Mark Birch and Paul Bennett,  all collected their magnums of Champagne from Richard Lockwood, Chairman of the Meath’s Home from Home Appeal, which is funding ‘Bradbury House’ our new high-needs facility currently being built at Westbrook Road, Godalming.

A team from builders, Brymor Ltd, was amongst the teams competing at the beautiful West Sussex venue. Mark Dumas (Chair of the Meath’s Trustees), speaking during lunch, thanked everyone for their staunch support, explaining how important events like this are to the overall success of our progressive support services. “Every penny we raise goes towards helping the people we care for to live their lives to the full, as independently as possible. They also help us to put in place new projects like Bradbury House, providing contemporary support and real opportunities for people with more challenging disabilities.”

He also gave thanks to this year’s sponsor and Meath Patron John Jeffrey MBE, to the wonderful staff at the Cowdray Park Golf Course, ‘auctioneer’ Colin Stokes and to Meath supporter and keen golfer Rosemary Gorringe, who helped recruit the teams who took part.

And here are the results:


Team Swan Inn:  88 pts

Stuart Boomer Davies (Capt), Harry Jackson, Mark Birch,  Paul Bennett


Team Goldbugs: 86 pts

Richard Lockwood (Capt), Adrian Clapp, Chris Marsh, Hugh Thomas


Team The Dream Team: 86 pts Jane Sweatman (Capt), John Whybrew, Trish Wallington,  Robin Walker


Team Commercial Group  Liam Dutson (Capt),  Craig Baldwin, Ian Gerken, Shaun Mortimer

PUTTING COMPETITION: Nearest the Pin– Mark Ross