Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Captain's Drive In 2016


On Saturday 9th April the Captains of all four sections at Chesfield Downs began the official start of the 2016 season with the Captains’ Drive In event.

Unfortunately Ady Barton, our Men’s Captain, was unwell and in hospital, so had to miss this exciting event. We all wish him a speedy recovery.


Crown Golf provided bacon baps, tea and coffee and a goody bag for the golfers, who had a shotgun start at 8am.

The competition was followed by a very nice pie and mash while all the spectators watched the four Captains tee off the 1st. The combined yardage of these drives was calculated and a prize for the winning guessed distance went to Brigid Kerr.

Thank You
A huge thank you goes to the volunteers who were at the club before 7am to organise registration of players and also to those who checked the score cards after the competition. Thank you also to Annette Axelsson who worked hard behind the scenes to organise this event for us.

Drive In Results
  • The winning team with the best 2 scores were: Nigel Jones, Mark Alban, Peter Harris and Brian Willcocks with 88 points.
  • Nearest the Pin on the 3rd for the ladies was Brigid Kerr
  • Longest drive on the 8th was a delighted Kathy Dale
Fundraising
Money was raised for all the Captains’ charities.

Jackie Reid sponsored all the Captains and Vice Captains for each birdie achieved on the day. We managed to achieve 3 – although it could so easily have been more!!

“Guess the drive yardage” entry fees plus Jackie Reid’s sponsored Birdie Challenge and a generous donation from Roz Mackenzie totalled a brilliant £100 towards the Ladies' Captain’s Charity, the Garden House Hospice in Letchworth.

A great start to the season!

Kathy Dale – Ladies Captain 2016

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