Captains’ drive-in raises cash for cancer charity

PUBLISHED: 11:59 23 November 2006 | UPDATED: 14:54 12 May 2010

CHARITY CASH: Judy Gavine from the Royston branch of Cancer Research UK with Royston captain Mike Hall. 
Picture: SUBMTTED

CHARITY CASH: Judy Gavine from the Royston branch of Cancer Research UK with Royston captain Mike Hall. Picture: SUBMTTED

THE new captains at Royston Golf Club, held their traditional drive-in on Sunday. Mick Hall, Joan Buckerfield and junior captain, Tom Smith hit their tee shots across the heath to the applause of over 100 members and raised over £200 for Cancer Research U

THE new captains at Royston Golf Club, held their traditional drive-in on Sunday. Mick Hall, Joan Buckerfield and junior captain, Tom Smith hit their tee shots across the heath to the applause of over 100 members and raised over £200 for Cancer Research UK. Smith's was the longest recorded drive of 204 yards.

Dave Rowell and Mark Hill won the four-ball betterball Stableford held before the drive-in with 41 points. Highlight of their round was Rowell's eagle two at the 371 yard third hole. Robert Clark and Chris Little took the runners-up spot also with 41 points.

Third place was won on countback by Alastair Horwood and Charlie Winter, ahead of five other pairs, who all finished with 40 points.

Eleven handicapper Trevor Sweeting continued his quest to get down to a single figures by winning the Men's Saturday Medal.

His nett 67 was just enough to hold off new member Dan Keogh, by a shot. Oli Bance took third place with a gross 72, nett 69.

Lynn Barker won the Ladies Alternate Stableford, also held on Saturday, with a nice round of 36 points.

Emma Logan and Janice Abrahams were tied second. Val Squires piped current club champion, Jenny Jarvis on countback, while in the ladies' Stableford, played on Thursday. Anne Evans finished ahead of the rest of the field to pick up third place.

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