What a great day had by all for Lorraine, Jim and Neils 3 Captains Drive In held on Saturday 13th January. The weather remained decent all day and the Course was in fabulous condition for the time of year. With a fantastic 25 teams entered we ran two separate Bowmaker competions over the front and back 9 holes with winners for each 9 and a separate competition for the Ladies.
Ladies winners with 43 points were Anne Regler, Pat Jones, Jackie Pudney & Mel Sutherland.
Front 9 Winners with an impressive 65 points were Mark Ford, Stan Ford, Tigger & Kalem Marsh
Back 9 winners with 60 points were Kevin Munday, Anthony Sleeman, Steve Sleeman & Phil Alden.
Great food and a Quiz was then had in the Clubhouse whilst our 3 Captains had time to ponder over their upcoming Tee shots to be played in front of the baying crowd. With nerves jangling all 3 Captains nervously made it to the first tee and managed to all hit decent Drives, with M.Pinner laying his marker closest to Neils drive, Richard Fry Marker closest to Jims Drive and with what seemed a fitting end to the day Marion Underhills Marker was closest to Lorraines Drive.
Aside from the Captains Drive we also had the Christmas prize Draw with 12 x Prizes in total. a list of the winners can be found below.
All in all we had a great day, with thanks going to Orchardleigh Committee, the 3 Captains, Phil Jefferies, Pete Dicken (starter) Greenkeepers and Club Staff and most importantly Orchardleigh Members, all helping to make it a memorable day.
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