Saturday, 15 December 2018

Caversham Heath’s new captains drive in

THIS year’s new Caversham Heath captains â?? Danny Dover and Jane Weller â?? drove into office

THIS year’s new Caversham Heath captains â?? Danny Dover and Jane Weller â?? drove into office at the weekend in the annual captain’s drive-in competition.

A field of 72 competitors then took part in a Texas Scramble competition.

Three teams returned a gross 68 score, but the fourball of Mick Beaumont, Clive Adamson, Chris Parker and Fiona Ives took the honours from Darren Bonney, Duncan Mee, Peter King and Daphne Barker and the team of Andrew Parker, John Purnell, Pete Machin and Kjersti Cannon.

The longest drive took place on the 18th hole with competitors obliged to use an old persimmon headed driver. The men’s longest drive was won by Jon Winstanley with Rachel Downey collecting the ladies’ prize.

During the prizegiving a sweepstake £5 draw was conducted. It was won by Peter King and Julie Daniels who received £65, with £130 donated to this year’s Captains’ Charity, The Samaritans.

The prize for guessing the distance of the captains’ drives — a combined 426 yards — went to a former captain Peter Bishop.

Thomas Parker won the junior medal with net 71. Runner-up was Edward Houghton with net 76 and third Jack Bristow with net 77.

Caversham Heath Ladies enjoyed victory in the final of the Bronze League against Castle Royle. Everything came down to the last match with Sheila Evans emerging triumphant.

At the recent BCLGA Spring Meeting at Downshire Golf Club, Caversham Ladies monopolised the trophy ceremony.

In Division 2, Kjersti Cannon won the gross prize with a score of 95, while new ladies’ captain Jane Weller won the net prize with a score of 74.

In Division 3, Caroline Dover scored 38 points to win with fellow Caversham Heath member Sheila Evans runner-up.

Caversham Heath Seniors beat Sandford Springs Seniors 4-2 in their first inter-club match of the season.

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