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Newbury Rotary golfers reign in the rain

Teams brave the rain to raise £1,450 for various local charities

Dan Cooper 01635 886632

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Dan Cooper 01635 886632

Newbury Rotary golfers reign in the rain

A TOTAL of 42 dedicated golfers braved the torrential weather conditions last Thursday to play in the increasingly popular Newbury Rotary Golf Tournament Day held at Donnington Valley Golf Club.

The event, now in its fifth year and an established part of the Rotary calendar, was sponsored by Newbury Honda car dealership and raised £1,450 for this year’s chosen charities, Macmillan Cancer Support and Parkinson’s UK.

Event organiser Trevor Gibbons said: “I have nothing but admiration and praise for the 42 very wet players who turned out and competed today to raise money for this year’s chosen charities.”

The winning team, comprising of Peter Sidell, Peter Ramsey, Keith Angus and Robin Snell, won by four points with a total of 83 Stableford points.

Tom Reseigh took the prize for longest drive for men and Tom Chester won nearest the pin on the ninth hole. Lorna Gibbons laid claim to both the longest drive and nearest the pin for the ladies.

After the soaking, the golfers warmed up with a hot meal in the clubhouse.

The club plans to hold this event again in May 2016.

Check the website http://www.rotary-ribi.org/ clubs/homepage.php?ClubID =556 for more information and an entry form. The day is open to all golfers.

Rotary runs humanitarian projects locally, nationally and internationally and also partners with many charities worldwide.

The Rotary Club of Newbury’s next major event is its annual Boules competition in the Market Place on Sunday, June 28.

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