LAST Friday saw Cradoc welcome back the Tourettes for their annual Charity day.

This was the tenth year that this has been run and it has proved successful yet again with £3,500 being raised on the day, which added to the past years the overall total is nearing £40,000 for charitable organisations.

Although the forecast was looking very poor at the start of the week the rain stopped just as the players were heading towards their tees and although a few teams had some drizzle as they finished their rounds the majority played without getting wet at all.

A very close podium saw the top three only separated by a single shot which got them all thinking about the putts that didn’t go in, Touchdown Design won the inaugural day and with winning this one they have finished as they had started on winning form.

Once everyone was off the course they all freshened up and returned to the clubhouse to enjoy the hospitality that had been organised for the evening, after having a sumptuous three course meal the patrons relaxed back into their chairs and listened to the guest speaker Phil Steele.

Phil got into his routine very quickly and soon got the room buzzing with tales of his travels, some jokes and also some off the cuff one liners which lightened the mood before the more serious business of the charitable auction.

Once again Cradoc’s very own auctioneer Ryan Williams was the man with the hammer and everyone in the room was wary of any unintentional movement which could be construed as a bid but as he bought the hammer down on the last lot it was clear to see that the generosity of the people in the room had made all the effort worthwhile.

Results for the day:- First: Touchdown Design - Nett 54.5; Second: Bluebirds - Nett 55; Third: Dyfed Duffers - Nett 55.4.