On Wednesday 31st May, as part of the Area 1 Tercentenary celebrations, the Area 1 Golf Society’s annual golf day was held at the renowned Royal Liverpool Golf Club.

The day, which was once again sponsored by RSA Insurance Group & Butterworth Spengler Insurance Brokers, was enhanced by the presence of the Dep. Provincial Grand Master VW. Bro Alan Glazier & the Area 1 Assistant Provincial Grand Master, W. Bro Paul Massie.

76 golfers (32 Masons, 16 Guests & 28 Corporate Guests) enjoyed a sun-drenched day which saw the world-famous links displayed at their very best.

Bro Chris FAIRFIELD of Area 2’s Charing Cross Lodge certainly enjoyed his ‘raid’ into Area 1; his excellent 83 playing of a 10 handicap saw him deservedly winning the Vice President’s Trophy & the Chairman’s Bowl.  Bro Bernard SHARPE’s journey from Area 3’s Steadfast Lodge was rewarded when he won the Festival Bowl.  The honour of Area 1 was at least upheld by WBro Neil McCRONE (Broadsmith Lodge) winning the best individual Stableford prize.

A total of 94 people (including several Area 1 Widows) enjoyed an excellent post-Golf meal in the historic clubhouse, after which VW. Bro Glazier & the President of the Area 1 Golf Society, W. Bro Albert Cross both addressed the gathering.  A Raffle and Charity Auction followed and at the end of the day, the minimum raised was a magnificent £8,000.00, it is anticipated that this amount will rise to nearer £9,000 as there are still additional funds to come in.

Pictured L-R:

Mr Lee Mooney (Director RSA Insurance Group); Mr Andrew Grainger (CEO, Autism Initiatives); Mr Neil Grogan (Trustee, Autism Initiatives); VW. Bro Alan Glazier; Mr Lee Saunders (Director, Butterworth Spengler Insurance Group)