Orchardleigh Golf Club held a charity event in aid of Dorothy House in August. Despite the weather trying to dampen things, one hundred and thirty two players enjoyed a great days golf with complimentary beer and soft drinks at the halfway house donated by Golf Club owner Chris Vincent.

Orchardleigh’s men members played for the H & B Cup whilst ladies and visitors also had their own competitions. Organiser Jim Worsley had overwhelming support from members with donations for a raffle and sponsorship from Coors Brewery, Golf Club reps and a huge donation from Mindset Training.

A Par 3 competition was also held at Cumberwell Golf Club. Jim had great help and support on the day with starter Pete Dicken bringing a colourful welcome on the first tee and his wife Sue booking everyone in.

Mike Passingham manned the tenth tee where he coerced everyone into entering the “hit the green” competition for an additional donation. We also had volunteers from Dorothy House who sold the raffle tickets and manned the halfway house to make sure everyone had their drink.

Thanks to everyone and Jim’s hard work, the final total raised was an amazing £3,037. Jim will be presenting a cheque to Dorothy House at the opening of their Firefly Woods on 14th September.

The prize winners on the day as follows:

H & B Cup - Neil Grant (on count back); Division One - First place went to Malcolm Lloyd 39 points, Second went to Mark Ford 37 points (ocb); Division Two - First place went to Neil Grant with 39 points (ocb), Second went to Ken White 39 points; Ladies Stableford - First place went to Sarah Hynds with 36 points, Second was Sue Sweet with 34 points. Visitors’ Stableford - First place was Paul Lewis, and second went to Dave Jukes.

Men’s teams - The first place was Peter Snook, Chris Arnold, Neil Grant, Mark Cooke 119 points; second went to Pete Maunder, Tom Mayo, Rory Kelly, Malcolm Lloyd 117 points (ocb): Ladies Teams Bowmaker winners were Ann James, Marion Underhill, Sue Sweet, Loes de Kleuver 108 points.

Sarah Doble