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Local Charities benefit by over £3600

Beaumond House benefited handsomely at the Seniors-organised hole-in-one day in early October.  Over 70 Members paid a tenner each to enter the competition, which featured a new Kia Stonic as the special prize for an ace at the 15th (not won) - courtesy of Grantham dealer Victor Wood.

Adding raffle takings and other money previously collected at the Club to the day’s proceeds pushed the final figure over £2600.  Former Seniors’ Captain and Secretary Peter Smith once more played a pivotal role in the day’s success.

The cheque was presented by Seniors’ Captain Keith Martin.  He also handed a cheque for £1050 to the Newark-based Childrens’ Bereavement Centre, his personal charity for the year.  Seniors have been contributing to this fund since the start of the year, not least via fines for losing in inter-Club matches!

The benign conditions led to good scoring, with countback needed to determine the first four prizes.  The winner, with 39 points, was Peter Trafford.  Second, also on 39, was Paul Ackroyd.  Third went to Howard Wibberley on 38pts, with Pat Roche in fourth, also on 38.  Nearest-the-pin prizes went to James Gilmour, Micky Paton and Pat Roche.

Senior Exchange Day at Scraptoft

EXCHANGE DAY AT SCRAPTOFT

Monday 18 June

Viv Thomas (28) Won the individual competition with an excellent 35 points.

Keith Alexander (16) was second with 33 points, beating Peter Trafford (17) on count back.

 

Newark Senior’s 40th Anniversary Dinner Dance

Newark Seniors celebrated 40 years of Seniors golf at their annual Dinner Dance at the Club yesterday evening.
Over 70 members, partners and friends had a great evening with an excellent meal followed by a mix of dancing that would have produced the full range of comments from the Strictly Judges.
Our thanks for making the evening so enjoyable go to the Club staff. Jack and Matt in particular along with Rina our Social Events Organiser and Simon our Club Manager both of whom displayed new talents in keeping tables supplied with food and refreshments along with the rest of the team. Everyone's efforts were very appreciated.
The photographs give a flavour of the occasion.
James Gilmour
Seniors Captain 2017

ACE FOR TIM

ACE FOR TIM

 Congratulations to Tim Sheffield on his hole-in-one at the 17th on Seniors’ Captain’s Charity Day. The ensuing four points were not enough to threaten the leaderboard, headed by Stan Darby. Despite two blobs, Stan posted 40pts, two clear of Keith Alexander in second place. Sixty three Seniors took part and most bought raffle tickets at a fiver a strip, so the main fundraising effort for Beaumond House got off to a good start.

 

 BRUCE’S BEST

Bruce Perkins started July 5 as a 28 handicapper, but ended it playing off 24 thanks to ‘the best round of my life’ in the Old Boys Bowl.

 

Putting like a professional, and holding his cool over the closing holes, Bruce came in with 45pts. He scored no fewer than 26 on the allegedly more difficult front nine. Once again Keith Alexander had to be content with the runner-up spot, this time with 39pts.

 

LUCKY LUCEY

Dr John Lucey, Seniors’ Captain in 2010, had a welcome return to form at The Leicestershire Exchange Day to win the Stableford competition with 34pts. His day was not without incident as his internal satnav failed to locate the course and he had to rely on third party help to get there! Not only that, his trolley suffered major malfunction and his clubs had to be stowed in his playing partners’ bags. In the circumstances they were not penalised for carrying more than 14 clubs.

 

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