Friday 10th June saw Trade Paints 12th annual charity golf day. Once again it was held at Sedlescombe Golf Club, and remarkably again the sunshine didn't let us down!

Despite some dubious looking forecasts, all expected players turned up, devoured some delightful bacon rolls and got swinging... the more discerning golfer heading for the range to perfect those final tweaks!

Thanks to our wonderful suppliers and customers alike, we had the most spectacular prize list on offer to date- hence the competition was fierce. As ever, the refreshments flowed (thank you Kevin), and the bellows of 'FORE' rang far and wide!

Several hours, balls and burgers later we all made it safely back to the club house for prize giving. The frantic rubbing out soon subsided, and it became clear that this years champions, with an impressive 93, were Colours Decorating- well done! The individual prize went to Gary Snashfold of Newmans Business Solutions, with a very respectable 40. Full scores are below, and image gallery below that.

After the usual frenzied prize giving, it was over to the putting green to resolve the yellow ball comp with the traditional putt-off among the top three teams. One team disappeared quickly when, to everyones surprise Richard Pruden of team I L Priddy, who knocked in an impressive 20 footer last year, missed a sitter! Paul Gallaway eventually held his nerve and secured the £150 prize money for team Sedlescombe Sloggers... then very generously donated the prize money to the pot!

Some massive THANK YOU's for the day go to...

- all at Sedlescombe golf club- the course, food and service were superb as ever!

- Our wonderful suppliers (too many to list) for their continued kind support with sponsorship.

- Kevin for his help with the day, especially the much needed refreshments! ; )

- and finally, on behalf of St Michaels Hospice THANK YOU to everyone for taking part and helping raise much needed funds for a most worthy cause.

We raised an impressive £1,732 (even more than last year- must have been all those fines! ; ) … Trade Paints will top this up to £2,000. We hope to see you next year.

Peter May.