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Charity captain's day is settled at Donnington Grove

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The team of Andy Storer, Steve Lillywhite, Ali Lillywhite and Sandy Byfield recently won the charity captain’s day at Donnington Grove.

The quarter finished on 156 Points, with Malcolm Clarke, Kev Bowley, David Counsell and John Dear (154) coming second.

The team of Dave Swann, Alex Mauree, Steve McGuckin and Theo Strong were third on the day, while Colin MacDougall, Sandy MacDougall, Craig Coleman and Matt Briggs finished fourth.

Andy Storer, Sandy Byfield, Ali Lillywhite and Steve Lillywhite
Andy Storer, Sandy Byfield, Ali Lillywhite and Steve Lillywhite

Donnington Grove were thankful to all that played and a total of £9547 was raised to support those living with cancer and their families too.

Meanwhile. captain’s charity day at West Berkshire Golf Club provided a splendid day for 136 players with lots of prizes, while raising in excess of £3,600 for Sobell House hospice.

Steve White and Chris Prior were the overall winners with 52 points while Mark Watkins and Steve Salter were a point behind in second place and Simon Barrie and Lloyd Ponsford were a point further back third.

Rob Bridgeman, Steve White and Chris Prior
Rob Bridgeman, Steve White and Chris Prior

Aaron Rid and Renee Wheeler won the longest drive competitions while Jon Chard, Tina Mulford, Andy Grayson, Jane Brackenbury, Simon Edgington, John Harris and Mark Kendal won nearest the pin prizes.

Steve Haylor holed the longest putt of the day to win the putting competition.

Jane Brackenbury overcame wet and windy conditions to win the ladies’ October medal with a gross 84, net 76 while Tina Mulford took second place with net 85 and Sandy Miller was two shots further back third.

Georgie Seaman, Renee Wheeler and Catherine Barnard won a ladies’ team stableford competition with 63 points.

Jane Wilmore, Simone Diamond and Helen Bell were runners-up with 57.

The seniors undertook a new fixture when they visited Upavon and lost a series of close matches 3½ to 2½.

Meanwhile, torrential rain caused the men’s Saturday friendly match at home to Ogbourne Downs to be postponed after eight holes.

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