Willie swaps potting for putting

Karen Williams, Willie Thorne and wife Jill

FIRSTLY, a fantastic weekend of golf and entertainment with snooker ace and king of the 147s, Willie Thorne, was organised by John Williams and his mother Karen (who just happens to be the secretary of the Pink Ladies) from the Evolution Bar, La Fuente.

The two day spectacular began with breakfast at the bar before the 50 golfers made the trip to Lo Romero to take part in a Texas Scramble tournament.  Willie Thorne played one hole with each of the twelve teams. Whilst the golfers were busy trying to win, come rain or shine, the ladies partook in a Bucks Fizz brunch at Evolution.

Just Ollie was on hand to entertain whilst the delicious taster menu was enjoyed, followed by Willie and the golfers returning to join the ladies for a relaxing afternoon during which a raffle was held and a chance to have an informal chat with the snooker star and his charming wife Jill.

The charity day continued into Sunday evening and moved on to Fairways Restaurant in Villamartin Plaza, hosted by Roy and Karen, where diners were greeted on arrival by cava and canapés before enjoying a delicious three-course dinner.

Throughout the evening, guest of honour Willie Thorne kept the guests entertained with some of his great stories and anecdotes and also presented the winning golfers with their awards.  Following the auction of snooker memorabilia, popular singer Chloe Leigh had the crowd dancing the night away.

Organisers Karen and John would like to take this opportunity to thank Willie and Jill Thorne and the other Karen and Roy of Fairways, as well as Gavin from Albatross Golf – to name but a few – and to everyone that contributed to an excellent day and a fantastic amount of €1,300 raised.

In another event held at Hermanos Bar in Playa Flamenca, the very brave Dominique Le Gac, Paul Dowinton and Brian Shephard all had their heads shaved in memory of a loved one they had each lost to cancer.  Barber Steve (Shaftoe) kindly donated his time to remove the prized locks of hair.

A cheque for €1,365 was presented to Maria and the Pink Ladies and Panthers.

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