Better late than never.  The event took place at Hawarden Golf Club on Friday 16 September.

This was the second playing of the event in honour of lifelong Evertonian and avid Toffeewebber, Teddy Draper. The first event, played prior to Teddy’s untimely death in February this year, had taken place with Teddy suffering from cancer.  It was fitting that John Hall, who had donated the Teddy Draper trophy, was able to attend as he was on a visit to the UK from his home in the Philippines.  Ged Hogg, who won last year's event, was in attendance to defend his title.

The competitors arrived in good time for the scheduled 10 am start time, no doubt encouraged by the promise of bacon rolls, tea and coffee.  In the end, there were 20 golfers with handicaps varying from Scratch to 30.  The first ball was struck by John Spruce, right on time and the mayhem commenced.

Bill Griffiths and Stephen Vincent, both of this parish, zipped around in a golf buggy to encourage and hurry-up the slower players.  All the golfers reported that the course was in excellent condition and there could be no excuses for poor scores, which was a shame as there were lots!!!

The golfers were joined for a late lunch by 15 non-golfing members of Teddy Draper’s family, including Teddy’s widow, Kay.  The lunch laid on by the golf club was excellent and universally enjoyed.  Following lunch, Kay Draper presented prizes to the more successful combatants as follows:

Winner of the Teddy Draper Trophy for 2022                                       Chris Callaghan

2nd place                                                                                                       Alex Kegg

3rd place                                                                                                       Richard Jones

Nearest the pins                                                                                         Ged Hogg

                                   Alex Kegg

                                   Isaac Allen

           Longest Drive (Jnr)                                                                                      Richard Jones

           Longest Drive (Snr)                                                                                     Ray Roche

Julie (Teddy’s daughter) thanked everyone for turning up and making the day so successful, she especially thanked Jon Hall for the trophy and Derek Knox for all the organisation – the event would simply not have happened without him.

Of course, the point of the day is to raise money for charity. A considerable amount was raised last year for Cancer Research, thanks in large part to generous donations from Toffeewebbers, and we were hoping to match or exceed that amount.  There was a raffle on the day for various sporting and alcoholic items. 

However, there is a donated Everton shirt (this season’s third kit) which is signed by the majority of the first-team squad, including Onana and Maupay, and we will be happy to accept bids for this shirt, all proceeds to charity.   Please submit bids to I can send a picture to anyone interested. If you would just like to support the day, again please email me and I will send details to enable donations to be made. Please be generous.

Just a personal word of thanks to Derek Knox who put in many hours organising this event, which was magnificent, thoroughly enjoyed by all who attended, and a credit to ToffeeWeb.

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Derek Knox
1 Posted 14/10/2022 at 22:59:24
Thanks Stephen, for your kind words, and promotion of attracting bids for the shirt. I do hope there is considerable interest as it is all for a good cause and one that was close to Ted's heart.
Brian Murray
2 Posted 15/10/2022 at 13:47:43
Couldn't make it... I felt a bit under par.

Okay, I'll get me duffel!

Andy Crooks
3 Posted 15/10/2022 at 20:20:56
Well done Derek Knox!! Top Blue, top man, top friend. Great report, Stephen. I would have won the competition had I not had a bad back and been a shit golfer.
Stephen Vincent
4 Posted 17/10/2022 at 15:16:10
Nice one, Andy, you were missed, not saying what for but you were missed.

Still no bids for the shirt – I will kick it off with a bid of £50, which considering the shirt is worth £60 is a bit miserly.

If any of our overseas friends would like to bid, I will pay the postage to wherever in the world it has to go. It would make an excellent Christmas present.

John Hall
5 Posted 19/10/2022 at 05:59:42
Hmm... not much activity on bids for the shirt.

Pleased to make a bid for £100, Stephen

Come on, Blue Boys, top my bid!! All going to a great charity.

Danny O’Neill
6 Posted 19/10/2022 at 06:28:55
I'll go £150.
Derek Thomas
7 Posted 19/10/2022 at 08:39:11
Au$300 / £166

John Hall
8 Posted 19/10/2022 at 08:49:57
Great bids Derek and Danny

175 pounds Stephen. Getting hot now lads !!

Come on lads lets get it up to 200 smackers.

Stephen Vincent
9 Posted 19/10/2022 at 12:57:56
Thanks lads much appreciated. I am meeting Derek later this afternoon in the Poste House for a few sherbets and to finalise the charity donation.

I will post the closing date and time following this evening's game.

If anyone is interested, I have a signed Jordan Spieth scoreboard nameplate from the most recent Open. I tried to auction this on the golf day but without interest. I have said I will give £50 for it, but if anyone wants to top that, feel free.

Thanks again for your generosity guys.

Stephen Vincent
10 Posted 19/10/2022 at 18:43:42
I have had a bid of £180 by email.

£190 John or anyone?

Danny O’Neill
11 Posted 19/10/2022 at 18:50:03
I'll go £200
Stephen Vincent
12 Posted 20/10/2022 at 00:11:06
Thanks, Danny, I have had a bid by email of the same amount.

Having consulted with Derek, we will let it run for a few more days.

Everyone's generosity is much appreciated.

Stephen Vincent
13 Posted 20/10/2022 at 10:34:57
Had a bid by email of £205. Any advance anyone?
Stephen Vincent
14 Posted 24/10/2022 at 10:29:31
I am going to close the bidding on the signed shirt at midnight tonight.

The current highest bid is £205.

John Hall
15 Posted 24/10/2022 at 14:46:10
I will go in at £215, Stephen.

My granddaughter lives in Bradford and is a very keen Everton fan. She does make it to some games and has quite a collection of Toffee shirts. She would love this one with the signatures.

I showed her my selfie with Frank taken at the Titanic Hotel before the team recently left for the West Ham game and she more than lightly mentioned as to why I had not brought her a souvenir from my last visit to The Old Lady. This was at her birthday dinner a few days after the game.

Good luck to anyone else who makes a higher bid as it is nearly bedtime here in Philippines so I won't be awake to make any more bids. Thanks to all who have bid and raised a significant amount for a great cause.

Stephen Vincent
16 Posted 24/10/2022 at 18:15:51
I have a bid of £220.

Thanks for your generosity, guys, I knew ToffeeWebbers would not let us down.

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