Captains tee off to boost charity

PUBLISHED: 13:33 13 March 2008 | UPDATED: 15:41 11 May 2010

The traditional end of the old golfing year and the start of the new one will be marked at Heydon Grange on Saturday. The celebration, at 9.30am, involves the old captains Tony Leigh, Daphne Boreham, and Alan Parkes putting out on the 18th green. This

The traditional end of the old golfing year and the start of the new one will be marked at Heydon Grange on Saturday.

The celebration, at 9.30am, involves the old captains Tony Leigh, Daphne Boreham, and Alan Parkes putting out on the 18th green.

This will be followed by the new captains, Adrian Patterson the 2008 club captain, lady captain Linda Williams, and venerable captain Colin Edge driving off from the first.

David Smallman of Heydon Grange said: "The event, which is always well attended by club members, raises money for the East Anglian Air Ambulance and the Macmillan Nurses through a fun raffle where the winners are those who can best judge the distance each captain drives to.

"Whether that is six inches or 260 yards depends entirely on the captains' ability to conquer both their nerves and the barracking from the assembled crowd!"

An 18-hole mixed competition follows the drive, which will include a beat the pro challenge.

* IAN Gavine saw off John Weaver with a gross two under par 34 to win the Royston Seniors monthly stableford.

The seven-handicapper played a ­brilliant final nine holes to claim the competition, with Dougie Moule also ­playing superbly with his 39-point haul seeing him to third place.

Robert Brain continued his impressive form to win the junior medal, with his 102 less 34 net 68 trumping runner-up Matthew Barrett and third-placed Michael Clapham.

The Sunday fourball was won by Nigel Thomas and Ian Dell, whose 46 points was enough to see off runners-up Peter Mitchell and Colin Clark, and third-placed Robert Clark and Stuart Hall.

Elsewhere, Royston Ladies beat the club's seniors, with Christina Collins leading the ladies to a 4-2 win over her husband's, Eddie, senior team.

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