The Ladies Section of the Royal Colombo Golf Club recently held their annual Lady-Caddy Tournament. The sporting event was sponsored by Cargills,Cargills has been the long-standing partner of the Lady-Caddy Tournament which has taken place for many years. The purpose of this highly-popular event is to raise funds in support of the hard-working and much loved caddies and their families. In its early years, the tournament only supported the RCGC caddies but recently, thanks to the generous support of Louis R Page and Cargills’, over 250 goody bags and cash donation have been provided to all the caddies, ground staff and maintenance workers.
The event involved more than 80 caddies and 25 lady golfers, many of whom were supported by gentlemen members acting as caddies for the day. The caddies and ladies played exceptionally good golf which resulted in some amazing scores being recorded. The winning team of the day, Suni Nirmalalingam, Shiromala Perera, G. Harrison and G. Ranjith ended with a fantastic score of nett 60, 12 under par. They were closely followed by the team of Manori Jayakoddy, Jegan, Amarapathma and K. Jayasena with a nett 61 (11 under par), playing a better back nine over the third place team comprising H.K Lee, Priyankara, Sanjeewa Jayalath and A.Z Rajapakse who also scored a net 61.
Louis R. Page Chairman of Cargills Roshi Page and Michael Beamish made the presentations to the prize winners who also included B.A Sanjeewa Jayalath who scored a Hole in One on the 9th hole.
Both lady members and caddies enjoyed a fabulous afternoon of golf and camaraderie with the caddies and staff showing their appreciation through their vote of thanks given by caddy Prabha to Page and members of the Ladies Section.