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Captains Drive In

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As we know things are currently far from what we might have expected them to be in previous years and the Cub Captains' Joint Drive In has been no exception.

As members are aware this is a great Fun Event which is held annually on the Sunday immediately following the Club's AGM. This year COVID restrictions meant that the Captains could not encourage a crowd of members and their families to attend the event which is often followed by one of Tim's fabulous Sunday lunches.

The Club Captain, John Hopwood, and the Ladies Captain, Vonnie Thornton, have nominated the East Anglian Air Ambulance as their joint Charity for the year and were very keen to ensure that this fund raising opportunity did not go by unnoticed.

To this end and in very cold cross winds, bringing with it some light rain, the four Captains met, unbeknown to most Member and Committee, at 3.15 on Friday 9 April, 2021, and bravely proceeded to hit their drives.

First off was Ladies Captain, Vonnie, who had just played 18 holes with a new Member. Vonnies drive was a low one which headed left towards the gorse. Ceryse Fuller, Junior Captain, was the next to hit her drive which she pushed high over into the woods on the right hand side of the first fairway.

Following this it was the turn of the men with the Seniors' Captain, Martin Pestle, whose drive went just right of the fairway by the rose bush. Last, but by no means least, it was the turn of the Club Captain, who in his words 'pulled one out of the bag' straight down the middle of the fairway. Many thanks are due to the Captains who helped to raise £187 for the Joint Charity, to Duncan Abbot and John Maddock for their adjudications and to Maggie Hart for taking photographs of the event. The Captains wish to pass on their sincere thanks to all Members and Sponsors for their generosity.

The winners are as follows:

Ladies Captain: 95 yards - Keith Wright (107 yards)
Juniors Captain: 132 yards - Pat Sterry (123 yards)
Seniors Captain: 179 yards - Jonathan Bloomfield (176 yards)
Captain: 183 yards - Barrie Peaks spot on (183 yards) unlucky Gerry Eagling with 184 yards.