|Villaitana Golf Resort|
I popped by on Saturday to find Dave, Ted and Aldo busy setting everything up - you don´t realise how much preparation goes on behind the scenes to make events such as this possible.
|Driver Dave and Ted hanging on for dear life!|
I drove around the course with Ted and we stopped at each hole to take pictures and offer water, sandwiches and cakes to the players - its hungry work tapping that ball around... can you tell Im not a player. I must say that I am almost tempted to take up golfing but one thing stands in the way.... the golf shoes Id have to wear. If I could wear a 6 inch diamante version I may be tempted, but somehow....
The players started arriving back at the 19th hole, Club house shortly before noon - you see I have already picked up golfing terminology! Score cards were handed in to Dave and his assistants who spent the next hour or so adding figures up to work out who the winners were. The players all enjoyed some refreshments and cooled off in the shade. The staff at the Golf resort were great, busily rushing around and serving some very thirsty chaps - and there was also a good show of lady golfers too.
Once the golfers were fed Dave then announced all the winners..... each of the four participating teams had individual winners but what everyone was waiting to hear was the overal team which would win the Emaus Cup.... and that honor went to "The Union Jack Golf Society" with a score of 596 points. 2nd place went to Villaitana with 584 points, 3rd place Alfaz/Albir and 4th Team Europe.
|Winning team - Union Jack Golf Society|
Another very important lady that was present was Deborah Alvarez Turner, mother of a very special little girl called Keira. The Emaus charity are also helping fundraise in order to send Keira to Florida for some intensive therapy that she requires, having been born with cerebral palsy, brain damage and epilepsy. Virgin Airlines are providing the flights to Florida Kiera and her mum which is amazing and the charity arm of McDonalds are helping with the accommodation. Another huge helping hand comes from the "Tartan Army" who have added 1100 GBP to the Keira fund - Deborah is Scottish herself. They are a group of supporters of the Scottish National football team and follow the team around when abroad. They do an awful lot of fundraising and find local charities where ever the team are playing - they helped to build a football pitch at one of the Emaus homes last year. For the golf tournament Deborah organised a secret auction with a prize of 3 night break in the north of Spain in Asturias!
|Monserrat in the middle with Deborah in red|
Well done to everyone who helped to make this day a success, especially Dave Morris of the Union Jack Golf Society and Tony at The Bed Centre in Calpe for organising the event.