Wooden Spoon day to help youngsters

ROYSTON Golf Club held its Wooden Spoon Charity Day for disadvantaged children on Friday. The competition of two scores from four players in each team was won by Paul Hunt and his team from Watford with 84 stableford points. They will now go on to represe

ROYSTON Golf Club held its Wooden Spoon Charity Day for disadvantaged children on Friday.

The competition of two scores from four players in each team was won by Paul Hunt and his team from Watford with 84 stableford points.

They will now go on to represent the Hertfordshire Region at the Wooden Spoon Golf Finals at St Pierre Golf and Country Club in Chepstow in September.

Runners-up were Bill, John and Ben Nicholl and Matthew Cornwell with 83 points, on countback from Peter Smillie, Les Clark, Michael Johnson, and Roy Stoddart.


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The event raised more than £3,000, which will be added to Hertfordshire funds, where every pound raised will go to disadvantaged children in the county.

John Nicholl of Royston Golf Club said: "In 2008 so far projects have been opened at the Colnbrook School in Watford and St Elizabeth's School in Much Hadham, and further projects will be opened in October at the Pinewood School in Ware and the Breakspeare School in Abbots Langley.

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"The cost of these projects is more than £100,000, which has been helped raised by events such as the golf day at Royston.

"The Hertfordshire Branch of the Wooden Spoon was formed in 2003, when I was captain of Royston Golf Club, the first of our events was the golf day at Royston,and our first project was at Meldreth Manor.

"We have encouraged 450 people in Hertfordshire to join the charity."

The club also held its Memorial Trophy this week, as a tribute to the memory of past captains, presidents and members of the club.

This year the club chose to honour the life of Paddy Mothersole, who died in March at the age of 105.

Paddy had been an voluntary secretary of the club for many years and was made an honorary life member for her services.

The event raised £200 which will be donated to the captain's charity.

The competition was won by Stewart Hart, Alan Warner, Ben Bennett, and Kevin Spencer, with a score of 96 points.

Runners-up with a score of 90 points was the father and son combinations of John and Clive Middlemass and Andrew and Steve Booker.

Club chairman Keith Pitts, Martin Shipley, Robin Coles, and Glenn Bowles came third with 88 points.

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