Organisation was by the Horticultural Golfing Society’s Derek Richardson and his son Ian, both directors of Garsons Garden Centres of Esher, Surrey and Titchfield, Hampshire, the day raised £7,000.Sponsorship came from the NFU Mutual, Hodges, John Deere, Compass, IFSE (International Food Services Equipment), Scotts and Westland.
The golfing was marked by a competition at the short 13th hole which offered a prize of a Mini car to anyone who achieved a hole in one. Golfers also had the opportunity to win a sleeve of golf balls at this point, they had to donate £5 and then land on the green to win the balls. A lot of balls were won. Sadly Amreek Sachdev, who was closest to the hole, missed driving away the four-wheeled prize sponsored by A J K Woodflooring, Bishops Stortford, Herts by just a matter of inches.
Almost £3,000 was raised from an auction. The raffle raised £1,200.