The sun shone and despite a nagging wind, a field of 130 members took part in the Captain’s Charity Golf day in aid of the St Helena Hospice.
A number of holes had been generously sponsored by members, who had also donated prizes for the nearest the pins. In addition, professionals Jamie Moul and Simon Dainty had very kindly given their time for free, to take shots on the 7th and 10th holes. The wind caused endless problems on the day, resulting in some very creative and skilful shot making from our two professionals.
Ladies Captain, Stella Hammond very kindly gave up her day, to run a putting competition on the putting green to see who could get their ball within 18 inches of the pin. A draw was made of those successful to win a bottle of bubbly.
Lesley and Peter Garnett, kindly hosted a double your money on the 18th, for those able to keep their ball on the green.
The half way hut was manned by the Captain’s family, with drinks and snacks available, and for those with a sweet tooth, Jelly Babies were handed out by the Captain’s young granddaughters.
Together with an ongoing auction of four balls, in excess of £3.000.00 has so far been raised and I would like to thank all of those members who gave so generously and trust that they had an enjoyable day.
I would like to express my sincere thanks to the following:
Hole Donations:
• LB Group Gus Mustoe
• Barkley Projects Juliam Lamb
• Office IS Duncan Jones
• TC Group Jackie Frost
• HMT Groundworks Kevin Hitchman
• VB Homes Ross Bain
And thanks also to Jamie Moul, Simon Dainty, Stella Hammond, Peter and Lesley Garnett, Harry Hibbert, Alex Rich and especially my wife Elaine, who has been absolutely brilliant.
• 1st Place: Jill Pottle, Elaine Harris, Sarah Viner & Liz Kiddy
• 2nd Place: Adrian Dent, Steve Whitehorn, Steve Evans and Adrian Bullock
• 3rd Place; Pete Cawley, David Murthwaite, Neil Gregory and Mark Howells
Nearest the pins:
• 3rd Anthony Kirwan
• 7th Mark Gardner
• 9th Dave Holland
• 11th Alan Hooke
• 18th Steve Parnell
Nearest the line ( 4th )
• Peter Rowles
Putting Challenge
• Jill Pottle