STRONG wind and a rare drop of rain greeted captain’s day at Lyme Regis Golf Club, but this did not deter a wonderful turnout as captain Lee Caddy, ably assisted by club pro Duncan Driver and secretary Melissa McMahon, served up a barbecue and half time drinks.
The day was about having fun and raising money for the captain’s charity – The Fortuneswell Cancer Trust at Dorchester County Hospital. With over £500 generously raised in the raffle, the total so far this year is over £10,000.
In the golf, Les Bounds was the best golfer on the day with a sparkling round – scoring 38 points with two steady halves, followed by Richard Emm, who scored a five-point birdie on 14 to just pip Julian Cox on countback, both with 37 .
Gilly Madill and Jenny Scott were the top ladies with 34 and 33 points respectively. The juniors also took part in a separate event that was hampered by the weather, and it was won by Cam Vincent with Casey Gibbons as runner up. In their putting competition, Michelle Lee won.
The ladies played their 36 hole competition in a day that was challenging with the high temperature. Melissa McMahon was the runaway winner as she carded a gross 149 in 2 rounds that were sprinkled with birdies and an altogether red hot performance. Di Harris came a blistering second with 175 while Judith Page held on to take a very worthy third place on 180.
Jane Andrews and Cyndy Mudford battled it out for the best nett score with Andrews taking pole position on countback in a very hard fought contest, both scoring 146, while Lizzie Linnert put in a sterling performance to finish third, one shot behind.
In the Morning Cup Geraldine Wickes was the shining star with a nett 65, as she accelerated her score with a glittering back 9. Jane Andrews just beat Melissa McMahon to second place on countback, both with 71.