10:40am Thursday 17th January 2013
By Keith Rashleigh
Lesley Upperton, the new Budock Vean ladies’ captain, enjoyed a good day at her Drive-In on Wednesday.
The Ladies turned out in force and were greeted with a welcoming drink. Lesley, having struck an impressive ‘ceremonial’ drive, then led her team of Deidre Neale and Gill Sulley to first place in the ensuing competition.
Runner up were Shirley Mildren, Marlene Williams and Samantha Tolchard.
The Annual “Cross Country” as usual attracted a large entry with both the ladies and gents sections well represented and keen to flex their muscles.
For those familiar with the layout at Budock Vean, the challenging holes run from the 1st tee to the 5th green; the 2nd tee to the 3rd green; the 4th tee to the 6th green; the 6th tee to the 7th green; and the 8th tee to the 9th green, and played twice around.
The Champion “sloggers” on the day were the quartet of David Penrose, David Stevens, Kevin Bate and Bob Hartnell with 41 net 34.7.
Runners up were Geoff Mills, Rod Butler, Charlie Averiss and David Townsend with a gross 42 net 36.3.
Third were Richard Burton, Keith Rashleigh, Keith Whitbread and David Tippett with a gross 43 net 36.4.
This Friday is the Club Annual Dinner & Dance held in the four star Budock Vean Hotel. Guest are asked to arrive at 7pm for a 7.30pm start, when previous captain Richard Burton, who had a very successful year, will present a cheque for over £3,000 to the Cornwall Air Ambulance.
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