THE Captain’s Charity Day took place at Enmore Park Golf Club last Saturday and has raised over £2,000 for Children’s Hospice South West, writes Richard Walsh.
The event attracted 164 members and was played in teams of four with two scores to count on par 5s, three on par 4s and four on par 3s, at the end of which it was Anthony Ashton, Matthew Hughes, Robert Snook and Alan Peek with 128 who were the winners.
Second place went to Chris Sealey, Phil Martin, Darren Cross and Mark Strutt with 127 while Mike Lloyd, Malcolm Chrystall, Martyn Clapp and Dave Winn were third with 124.
Hole in one
One of the highlights of the day was when Nigel Wixon, the club’s former Head Professional, aced hole 17A to claim, the nearest the pin prize – his second hole-in-one during a Charity Day.
The Club Medal for Ladies and Gents on Wednesday attracted 57 entries and was won by Allan Merrifield, playing off 26, with nett 67.
Mike Sullivan (14) was second with 69 while third place was claimed by Bob Kippen (10) on countback ahead of Irene Dickinson (27) after both returned with 69.
There were no twos by the gents but Beverley Broad, Jackie Bull and Shanni Whisler all recorded one.
On Friday the Seniors enjoyed one of the highlights of their season when they hosted the Seniors Enmore Stag – which saw 15 teams, each with eight players, playing a shotgun start better-ball Stableford competition with the scores of all the pairs counting for the final result.
The excellent conditions saw some excellent scoring and after play, all players and officials sat down to a superb carvery meal following which the winners were announced.
In third place were the current holders, Enmore Park with a combined score of 167 points, runners up were Isle of Wedmore with 173 but the winners were Long Ashton from Bristol with 175 points.
The Seniors also played two matches last week beating visitors Honiton 5-1 on Tuesday before travelling to Long Sutton two days later where they went down 5-3.
The Club Captain’s Away Days took place recently at Bowood Park Hotel and Golf Club Camelford in Cornwall when 46 members enjoyed the golf, the food, the accommodation, the friendship and camaraderie. This was the first time that both men and ladies have joined for the Club Captain’s away days.
Winners on the Sunday were the team comprising of Paul Martin, Alan Hurford, Andrew Kidsley and Tina Morgan, while on Monday it was the team of Dan Andison, Phil Taylor, Warren Binding and Sarah Rendell who triumphed.