I thought instead of blogging about the market trends I would blog about my Charity Day supporting the Ronald McDonald House last Thursday (29/10/15) on the Gold Coast.
Ronald McDonald house South East Queensland provides accommodation for the families of seriously ill children who live more than 50km from the treating hospital in Brisbane. Ronald McDonald Houses help preserve the family unit in the midst of physical, emotional and financial stress. It also gives parents the chance to draw hope and comfort from other families in similar situations, while being supported by staff and volunteers.
I was lucky enough to sponsor a hole at the Inaugural Red Boot Golf Classic at the Pacific International Golf course on the Gold Coast. We had a team of four playing an 18 hole game. I was like a kid in a candy store when I was signing up for this fun day on the green and literally had no idea of the FUN that was in store for our team!
I am not a golfing connoisseur and had no idea really how to play the game! I have played putt putt … so how hard can 18 holes be? Right??
Thankfully I recruited my husband’s friend who is a golfer, my husbands general manager whom is female and LOVES golf and my husband whom has played a few swings at a driving range! What a TEAM!
We arrive to the Pacific International and I heard that if you have a beer or two it can help the swing and hitting the ball a bit easier!! So beers all round for the team, then off to our golf buggy with our golf bags (as I mentioned … I am so glad we had our pro golfers on board with us as they had all the equipment necessary to get around the 18 holes)
We were starting on hole 1A .. how hard can it be to find? Ok it took a few loops and we were back at the start of the green … (we were really just testing the golf buggy out) … Off we go … the rules are … FOUR PERSON AMBROSE!!
I am thinking to myself .. RULES? This is a Charity Golf Day??
Thank you to our pro golfers in our team and google for clarifying the below rules of Ambrose 😉
The rules of Ambrose are as follows –
Each player in the group hits from the tee.
Yellow markers for men
Red markers for women
At least one tee shot of each team member must be used in the 9 holes
Once the tee shots are played the team selects the ball from where they wish to play their next shot from
The selected ball may be marked.
Each team member then plays their next shot within 1 club length of the selected ball after placing their
The process is repeated for each shot, with the best positioned ball being selected.
Once on the green the selected ball is marked and each putt is taken from within 15cms of that spot.
The total number of strokes is entered on the scorecard together with the initials of the team member where tee shot was selected
I was so pumped to be playing golf, I teed off first … after about eight swings and the ball is still on the tee, does this call for another beer? Or should I have a champagne? I think it just dawned on me that we are in for a long day!
I was so impressed with the pro golfers in our team and my husband wasnt doing to bad either …. I was starting to dread the Tee of at every hole now … believe you me … I was not improving! I was taking tips from my team members and whilst I would eventually hit the ball , they would either go into the trees, ponds, or sand dunes! It started to remind me of Tennis and how fun I thought that would be until I kept hitting the balls over the fence!
So … the drinks cart was looking like a great option to drive around the green instead … but I couldn’t leave my team .. so a champagne was ordered, and another and another …
After 18 holes and 5 1/2 hours later we made it! Many laughs were had around the green, many lost golf balls, BUT overall a great day out with great people!
Sometimes it’s nice not to take things so seriously and just have a great laugh…. Many were had! Sure were some serious golfers out and about on the green but that’s ok .. It’s all for Charity and now I know how to play 18 holes of golf .. Ambrose Style!!!
Back to reality the following day …. but with a day of great memories x