Christmas competition brings cheer to local families

The annual Yuletide Scramble held by the Seniors Section has raised a magnificent total of £1,600 and counting, which will be donated to the Storehouse Foodbank in Sudbury to help bring some cheer to local families.

Playing conditions for the annual event were horrendous, with the Gainsborough Course so wet in places, balls were disappearing below ground as soon as they landed.

But that didn’t deter the 46 hardy souls who took part on the day and – given the conditions – returned some great team scores.

Winners on the day were Andy Cracknell, Pete Hele, Brian Roloff and Norman Davidson with a great score of 58 – 13 below par. Second, just one stroke behind on 59, was the team of Dick Lumsden, Dave Seymour, Adrian Beckingsale and Richard Middleton. Third on 60 were Mike Clare, Mark Clark, Kevin Price and Alan Finlayson.

Paul Sandfield won the nearest the pin prize on the par 3, seventh, with what proved to be the first shot of the competition and was never beaten.

Roger Davies, who organised the collection of donations for the foodbank praised everyone for their generosity – not just those who played, but all of the other Senior members who donated but didn’t play – and said it will make a real difference to some families this Christmas.