ufford park Captains Drive In 2016
On Saturday 12th March, Ufford Park Golf Captains officially drove into the club. 2016 Club Captain Barry Heaney, Ladies Captain Dianne Clarke and Junior Captain Max McGreal were greatly supported by their fellow members of the club. In usual Ufford Park tradition, the Captains drove off from the Yellow tees and their yardage was recorded for the sweepstake, with all proceedings going to the Captains Charities for 2016. Barry and Dianne have both chosen the East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices as their selected charity for the year.
Once the Captains were underway, a team event kicked off in a best 2 out of 4 stableford score competition and although it was a cold and blustery day, the course was definitely scoreable. The team containing Paul Jordan, Brian Clarke, Brenda Taylor and Dennis Bryant won on countback with an impressive score of 91 points, narrowly beating the runners up, John Dove, Steve Westall, Sam Ward and Michael Catling. In third place and also just missing out on the first place prize was the group comprising of Wendy Hayes, Tony Boffey, Richie Taylor and Dan Felgate who mustered up a score of 90 points.
One of the highlights of the day was the hole-in-one on the 10th hole by Richard Harper. Needless to say his team were at the halfway hut getting their free drinks in as quick as they could!
The day was rounded up with dinner and a raffle raising money for the captain’s new charity.