|Guest speaker Jake White, comedian Rob Van Vuuren and YAD chairman Robbie Lewenson.|
Congratulatory phone calls and emails are still flowing in — so we are assured that once again we did things right!
The YAD Golf Day team is committed to lifting the event a notch higher each year. The question is always how we can make our day even more special than the previous year.
This annual challenge doesn’t find a clear solution until things start to unfold on their own, and somehow we are blessed, as the pieces of the puzzle fall into place.
This year YAD had some new angels join us and through their additional contacts and passions, linked with ours (the existing ever-dedicated, Golf Day volunteer team), we delivered YAD’s most remarkable golf event to date.
Notable highlights included Jake White’s address, which proved to be remarkably humorous and engaging. One could hear a pin drop in between the laughter, so rapt was the attention of all assembled. (www.rugbyxv.co.za)
The sponsors really went all out on many of the holes. Interactivity was the name of the game, with sushi,
Moët Champagne, strawberries and cream, massages, putter fitments, wine tastings from top wine estates, whisky l’chaims, roving chocolate temptations, drool-worthy vehicles and energy drinks — all competing for attention.
In addition to all of this, holes featured competitions for longest drives, straightest drives, nearest to the pins and lucky draws for incredible rewards.
Our comedian and MC, Rob Van Vuuren, had us in hysterics when he finally admitted that he now understands “what a Jewish wife would be like”, after his brief experience of direction by the YAD ladies during prizegiving.
The prizes were never so plentiful and abundant. Thank you to every sponsor who made this possible. (Our honour list is featured opposite). Our golfers were truly pampered and spoilt. Special thanks are due to our Key Sponsors, Stenham and Macsteel for their continued commitment and generosity.
Next year will our TENTH Golf Day and heaven alone knows how we are going to TOP this one!