GOLF: Charity day at Budock Vean

Rob Bryant and Andrew Varney with Budock Vean's captain Paul Upperton

Rob Bryant and Andrew Varney with Budock Vean's captain Paul Upperton

First published in Sport

GOLFERS at Budock Vean hosted their annual Charity Open Day on Sunday.

A field of 80 players took part in the better-ball competition played in very windy conditions.

The winners, Rob Bryant and Andrew Varney, pictured above with captain Paul Upperton, managed a magnificent 46 points with visitors Mr and Mrs Walbridge, the club’s lady captain Jenny Wake and her vice captain Nina Hahn, Mike and Jamie O’Hara and Mo and Martin Salome all on 39 points.

Nearest the pins went to D Russell, Martin Salome and Steve Crouch. The longest drive competitions were won by John Rule and Shirley Mildren.

After the prize giving the annual charity auction took place with over 30 lots donated by local businesses and individuals helping to raise well over £2,000 on the day for the Little Harbour Children’s Hospice.

On Tuesday, the Seniors played the Jim Hutchinson Memorial Medal. Jim was a past Captain and Secretary of the Seniors and he is still warmly remembered by many of the current members.

It was a day of extremely good results with two thirds of the players having net scores equalling the course par of 68 or better.

There were many personal best scores of the year and one amazing round.

Colin Parsons was third with 63 and Tony Grimmer second with 62 but Martin Salome returned an outstanding 57. This lead to his Handicap being reduced by three.

In fact Salome, a good all round sportsman, who has only concentrated on golf since he retired, has been threatening such a breakthrough for some weeks, and all the members were delighted for him.

On Wednesday, the ladies played an EWGA Medal competition. Their captain Wake, won with an excellent 64. Samantha Tolchard was second with 66 and Jill Sulley third with 67.

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