A memorial golf day in honour of former DAMHA Chief Executive Gordon Gray, who died earlier this year, has raised £450 for residents living in our homes.
Each year, we hold a golf day to raise money for our Social Welfare Fund. This is a fund which DAMHA residents can apply to pay for activities such as coach days out, Christmas lunches and social afternoons.
This year, the golf day was held in memory of Gordon Gray, a former Chief Executive of the Association who passed away in February of this year.
Gordon, a keen golfer himself, worked at DAMHA, from 1983 until his retirement in 2012.
Eight teams of four players took part in the golf day, which was held at Beamish Golf Club. There was a prize of cash, trophy and fourball at Heworth Golf Club for the team which scored the highest points using the Stableford system. This was won by Shaefer PR & Marketing Ltd.
Individual prizes were also awarded for the longest drive on a par 5 and nearest the pin on a par 3.
After each team had played, participants sat down for a two-course meal.
Organiser Jonathan Milne, DAMHA’s Senior Technical Inspector, said: “The golf day is an annual event but it had extra special significance this year given Gordon’s sad death.
“Gordon was much-loved by staff and residents at DAMHA and he was a keen golfer who enjoyed taking part in the golf days.
“We are pleased to have raised £450, and I would like to thank everyone who took part and donated prizes.”
Anyone interested in taking part in the 2018 DAMHA golf day can contact Jonathan on 0191 3895820 or email him.