Finally, after a false start in August, perfect weather conditions helped make the 2016 Royal Australian Artillery Association (NSW) (RAAA) and Condon Advisory Group (CAG) annual Charity Golf Day a redeeming success. Due to adverse weather conditions in August, the rescheduled golf day was finally held on Thursday, 17 November 2016. Thirteen teams gathered to compete for the RAAA Challenge Golf Shield Perpetual Trophy, for the Service teams, and the Condon Associates Corporate Shield for the Corporate teams.
This was the third year Rosnay Golf Club in Auburn hosted the event, and as usual, they aided in creating a warm atmosphere, mirroring the renowned traditional Gunner camaraderie. After a productive and physical day out on the green, the teams then moved into the club’s cooled premises where the awards ceremony took place.
Winners on the day were Fairfield RSL for the RAAA Shield and Castletons Accounting Services for the Condon Advisory Group Trophy. We congratulate them on their achievements, but must also acknowledge that all who played were in fact winners having had such an enjoyable day.
A key purpose of the event is to raise funds for Legacy NSW, to assist them in meeting the regrettable increasing demand for support from the families of those who have served. This year saw a total of in excess of $4,000 contributed to Legacy by our players and sponsors bringing the total to date to somewhere in the order of $18,000. Thank you and a great effort by all involved.
This year we had a number of committed sponsors and our thanks go to RICOH, Matthews Folbigg Solicitors, Scottish Pacific, Economos Accountants, Arthur J Gallagher, Fairfield RSL and the Condon Advisory Group for all of their contributions.
Thanks also go to Rosnay Golf Club Pro-Shop, Rosnay Golf Club, Huntington Estate Wines, Mudgee Wines, Bunnamagoo Wines, Courtney’s Brasserie, Kouzina Greco Greek Restaurant and Dan Murphy’s for donating prizes and gifts. Again a huge vote of thanks go to Condon Advisory Group for organising the day. It ran so smoothly, they were able to stand justly proud of their efforts.
The new “owners” of the Shield and Trophy will be challenged this year, date will be advised shortly.