JIM RYDER CUP – CHARITY GOLF EVENT 2016 – AUSTRALIA Vs UK.
It’s on again but this year it’s a little bit different. Not long ago Precision Sourcing lost an ex-employee to Bowel Cancer. Kate Morfill worked with us until May 2012 until she was diagnosed with Cancer.
Kate remained friends with most of us here at Precision and we often caught up with her either here or in the UK over the last four years. Even at her most challenging times Kate was an inspiration. Kate continued to work and live every day to the fullest whilst living with her illness. She was a brave soul who was consistently joyous, positive and thinking of others. Kate sadly passed away on the 17.02.2016 at only 32 years of age. Given Kate supported the same charity as Jim and is from Yorkshire then its only just that we honour her in the upcoming JRC. After all Jim would be proud to share this occasion with Kate.
History of the game
As most of you know Jim Ryder, my father-in-law was diagnosed with Bowel Cancer January 2009 and passed away on 8th May in the same year. His favourite event when visiting Australia was the England Vs Australia(now Internationals) Golf Ashes. He had absolutely loved playing golf and hanging out with us all and as you will agree there was never a dull moment when he was around. He had plenty of one-liners that left us in stitches. He was an ex-prison warden with the utmost integrity and honesty. He disliked swearing and always played by the rules. Most of all he loved a beer with the fellas!
So to remember him some of you guys came up with a great idea to hold an annual golfing charity event and call it the Jim Ryder Cup. Jill and family were moved by this idea and no doubt Jim would have been honoured and proud to be remembered like this.
The Jim Ryder Cup – Register your interest here
To raise as much money and awareness for bowel cancer as possible, as well as celebrate the life of these two special people.
As per last year so please read on:
When – Friday May 20, 2016 – 9am tee off
Where – Wakehurst Parkway
How – 18 Holes, Ambrose Teams of 4 – 2 Internationals Vs 2 Poms
Who – As many as possible although we may have to cap it at 60. Awaiting confirmation
How Much – $125 with carts or $100 without carts(50% to charity). The first 28 people that pay will secure a cart.
Food – snacks will be provided at the end of the event at the clubhouse at 4pm
Drinks – PayAsYouGo
What else – Longest Drive and closest to the pin comp!
Trophy – The captain of the team will receive an engraved trophy and will keep for 1 year until the next JR Cup.
Raffles and presentation, afterwards at the clubhouse with family and friends.
We all know Jim liked to play exactly by the rules with no cheating, no swearing and plenty of drinking afterwards so there will be a few extra rules apart from the obvious
1. Most of you like to take Mulligans(second tee offs) which Jim highly disapproved of. You can continue to take these but these will be at a cost of $10 each.
2. All of you swear(a lot) so it will cost you $5 per swear word