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Diss GC charity day a big hit

PUBLISHED: 12:49 04 August 2008 | UPDATED: 10:35 12 July 2010

CAPTAIN Paul Wright, of Diss Golf Club, held his Charity Day on what must have been one of the hottest days of the year so far.

It was a fun afternoon with 102 entrants playing a Stableford competition.

CAPTAIN Paul Wright, of Diss Golf Club, held his Charity Day on what must have been one of the hottest days of the year so far.

It was a fun afternoon with 102 entrants playing a Stableford competition.

Family members Kathy, Gemma and Adam Wright supported the captain throughout the afternoon and evening.

The fourth hole raised £450 for Quidenham's Children's Hospice.

Sponsored by Catchwright Poultry prizes included a Titliest cart bag, four rounds of golf at local clubs, Pro V1 and Srixon golf balls.

Raffle tickets were handed out to the players that managed to hit their tee shot onto the green, not an easy task when you've got a camera pointing at you (pictures available from Chrissie Clews on 01379 783154, proceeds to captain's charity). A draw for the prizes was made later at the presentation.

It was an extremely good turnout for such a hot day and captain Paul thanks everyone who came along and played in the spirit of the game.

Players included juniors, past captains and TV news presenter Stewart White.

Captain Paul introduced Tom Bailey to everyone.

He will be taking up

the position of club secretary/manager this week.

Prizes were awarded to three handicap groups:

0-19 handicaps: 1 Barry Fisher 42pts, 2 Chris Bartrum 41, 3 Guy Griffiths 38.

10-18 handicaps: 1 David Bailey 45, 2 Andrew Izod, 3 John Stokes 39, 4 Stuart Greenwood 38.

19-28 handicaps: 1 Richard Walters 39, 2 Eamon Jones 37ocb, 3 Terence Cooney 37.

Overall winner: David Bailey 45.

Best junior: Chris Bartrum.

Nearest the pin 12th: Archie Moore.

Nearest the pin 15th: David Lovell.

Longest drive: Guy Griffiths.

Mystery prize: Allan Byrne.

The evening concluded with a putting competition, a raffle, a buffet and lively music. All in all, it was a good evening with over £850 raised for the hospice.

A really big thank you goes out to everyone for their time and generosity.


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