Captain’s Day raises £1465 for Charity

On Sunday 7th July, Belton Park Captain Simon Denton hosted the annual Captain’s Day event to help raise money for Charity. Simon’s chosen charity this year is Prostate Cancer UK and thanks to the generosity of the members, £1465 was raised on the day.

The event was played in wonderful weather and there were the traditional refreshments (beer, wine, Pimms, savouries and cakes) served at the halfway hut. The men played in an Am Am competition and the Ladies played in a 9-hole Texas Scramble with prizes also for nearest the pin and straightest drives.

After everyone had completed their round, many members stayed to enjoy a BBQ in the sunshine before watching the Captain take the compulsory Captain’s Drive down the first hole. Just before the drive, the Red Arrows did an unscripted fly-past which was a wonderful bonus for all present. In spite of some jovial barracking Simon hit a superb 7 wood, arrow straight down the middle of the fairway which none of the members could believe! Anna Clark won the cash prize for guessing exactly how far the Captain would hit it.

During the day there was also a putting competition and a chipping competition which both helped raise money for charity. The putting competition was won by Colin Mason and the Chipping competition was won by Paul Moorhouse.

For the juniors there was a three-element challenge which all enjoyed and the overall winner was Charlie Grindall. As for the competition itself the Ladies Texas Scramble was won by the Lady Captain’s team of Helen Long (Captain), Sue Hall, Jackie Wilson, and Paula Marshall (pictured). The men’s event was very close with two teams tying on 99 points but narrowly missing out on countback was the team of David Hope, Steve Daly, Tiny Holmes and Paul Moorhouse. The winning team on the day was Adrian Allen, Richard Claxton, David Swayne and James Anderton (pictured) and congratulations to them for such a fine score.  An excellent day concluded with the prize presentation to all the winners, where mention has to be made of the greenkeepers team who scooped almost all of the nearest the pin prizes! Well done to Spike, Carl and Mick, with only head greenkeeper Lee missing out on a full house and you can see them collecting their prizes in the photos below.

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