WHAT A DAY: Tydd captain Ian Cooper (left) presenting the trophy to competition winner David Barnes also with Christine Burton, who sank a hole in one on the fourth.

Tydd St Giles Golf Club’s Captain’s Day raises more than £4,000 for charity

A record turnout of 190 men and women players contested Tydd St Giles Golf Club’s Captain’s Day charity event on Saturday.

Organised by skipper Ian Cooper, the event was back on the calendar after skipping a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The overall winner on the day was David Barnes with a score of 39 points, while Lynn Exley (41 points) bossed the ladies’ section.

More than £4,000 was raised for Cooper’s captains charity, although he has not yet decided which organisations will be supported.

On the day, one of the sponsored par three holes – the fourth – saw lady golfer Christine Burton achieve a hole in one, winning a Taylor Made Sim 2 driver (value £399) as well as the traditional watch awarded to all hole in one winners.

Competition results: Nearest to the pin – hole in one Christine Burton; Nearest the pin (8th hole) – Tom Brooks; Nearest the pin (11th) – Simon Dimblebee; Nearest the pin (16th) – Adam Butters; Longest drive – Lee Willis; Non-members – 1st Lee Willis 33pts; Ladies’ – 1st Lynn Exley 41pts; 2nd Christine Bennett 39pts; Men’s – 1st David Barnes 39pts; 2nd Clive Barber 38pts (ocb); 3rd Brian Newby 38pts.

Other Tydd SG results: Men’s section: July Stableford: Division One – 1st Jonathan Tyler 38pts; 2nd James Hale-Smith 37pts (ocb); 3rd James Goult 37pts. Division Two – 1st Nigel Bell 41pts; 2nd Gary Withers 40pts; 3rd John Nobbs 39pts. Division Three – 1st David Pluck 41pts; 2nd Luke Stanford 40pts (ocb); 3rd Paul Jackson 40pts.

Seniors’ section: July Medal: Division One – 1st Mick Vassall 77-10=67; 2nd Paul Gurney 87-14=73 (ocb); 3rd Ken Doughty 87-14=73. Division Two – 1st Chris Tirrell 84-17=67; 2nd Dave Punshon 86-18=68; 3rd Paul Jackson 91-20=71. Division Three – 1st David Leedle 95-26=69; 2nd Roger Lancaster 99-24=75 (ocb); 3rd Malcolm Miller 100-25=75. Division Four – 1st Gary Kent 96-28=68; 2nd Paul Kingswood 100-28=72; 3rd Graham Ralph 101-28=73.

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