This March 80 golfers competed in the National Army Museum’s South Island Golf Fundraiser held annually in Burnham. Since the first tournament in 1980 the group of Ex-Servicemen who organise the event have raised nearly a 1/4 million dollars for the Museum.
The participating members included mostly those from the three services but this year it was opened up to other forces including the Police and Fire services as well. The ages ranged from young to World War II veterans, each play 18 holes of golf each day and socialise in the evenings with singing, accompanied by several members playing drums and accordions – it’s a real ‘knees-up’. They all take their golf very seriously and are very competitive. There are several grades and handicaps and prizes for the winners, ‘boobie’ prizes for the losers or cheaters – a good time was had by all!
The Museum would like to sincerely thank the organising committee for the huge time and effort they put into organising another successful event.