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
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 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.
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.