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Celia 'drives in' at Diss

PUBLISHED: 14:12 17 December 2009 | UPDATED: 11:22 12 July 2010

At Diss Golf Club new lady captain, Celia Pearson, drove 137.9 metres off the first tee to mark the start of her captaincy.

At the drive-in she was surrounded by a group of very colourful supporters who had entered into the spirit of this traditional, festive day and clapped and cheered at such a fine strike.

At Diss Golf Club new lady captain, Celia Pearson, drove 137.9 metres off the first tee to mark the start of her captaincy.

At the drive-in she was surrounded by a group of very colourful supporters who had entered into the spirit of this traditional, festive day and clapped and cheered at such a fine strike.

It was a tie between Lou Adams and Deanna Boult, for guessing the length of the drive and a draw resulted in Deanna winning the prize.

Mulled wine and mince pies were served in the clubhouse before the start of the morning's golf by vice-captain Di Randall.

Raffle tickets were sold by Wendy Cheek and Carol Bourne and £155 was raised.

After a tasty lunch and thank-you speeches to Judith Bedwell for doing the cards and Marianne Haines for organising the competition, to name but a few, an auction was held, led by Brian Langmead with assistance from Bob Attwood and Dave Pearson.

Special thanks went to Sombra Patrick for her donation of magnificently knitted dolls, which are always well sought after. The auction raised a further £614 towards captain Celia's chosen charity - the RNLI.

Jane Lovell, Di Randall and Jane Izod, three members of the newly-formed Pudding Club, stood tall and had the golfing audience in stitches and humming to the tune A Winter Wonderland during their repertoire.

Lady captain Celia presented prizes to first and second placed teams of the eight-hole Texas Scramble and a special prize went to Judith Ewens, for being the most colourful golfer on

the day.

First team: J Bedwell, S Edwards, lady capt Celia, C Bourne, B Lee 20.9 pts; second team: J Halil, M Langmead, lady capt Celia, L Burroughes, E Logsdail 21.7 pts.

Over 36 people attended the golf competition and long-standing-members dubbed the Golden Girls - Margaret Thompson, Joy Walker, Sombra Patrick, Rhona Foster, Agnes Crerar and Joan Thornett, arrived later to enjoy lunch.


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