A SPECIAL day in the golfing calendar at Wenvoe Castle is the Captain’s Charity Day and aimed to raise funds for the nominated charity Parkinson’s UK.

The club captain Lesley Sherrard was delighted with the response from the members, friends and visitors and was rewarded with sunshine throughout the event.

Players were encouraged to take part in a putting and chipping competition prior to playing the course and appetites and thirst taken care of at the sponsored halfway house with hot dogs the speciality on the day.

The golf competition was based on teams of four players and the best three scores on each hole to count.

Along the way further challenges were available with nearest the pin on all three par three holes and the prize of golf balls for any twos recorded.

A consistent theme was the compliments paid about the overall condition of the course but particularly the greens which were to the highest standard and probably the quickest speed of the whole season.

With the scores totalled the final result was remarkably close and winning team of John Myhre, Steve Bartlett, Alan Hewitt and Phil Parker did exceptionally well to build up 117 points.

It was just enough to hold off the runners up team of Phil Newton, Rob Campbell, Andrew Evans and Martin Honey who were just a single point behind with 116 points.

The third prize went to Terry O’Grady, Craig Miller, Darren Jeffries and Charlie Kinsey who must have thought their 115 points would be enough to win but just fell short.

The nearest the pin produced some close results but none more so than Sian Smith on the par 3 15th hole and Sian was absolutely thrilled to record her first ever hole in one.

John Peters was closest at 10ft 3in on the par 3, 2nd hole and Paul Squires did well to get the ball to stop just 7ft 9in on the longer and tricky par 3, 9th hole.

Terry O’Grady, winner of the Castle Trophy the previous week showed his short game skills to win the putting competition set out on the practice green and Matt Nash was a clear winner on the nearby chipping competition.

At the end of the day Lesley Sherrard was absolutely thrilled to announce the real winner on the day was the charity who will receive £1800 as a result of the entries, raffles, the chipping and putting competition and generous donations.

Lesley paid thanks to all those who supported the competition both playing and helping during the long and very busy day.

Thanks also went to the bar and catering staff together with the work of the green staff to present the course in such fine condition. Well done Wenvoe Castle raising funds for such a worthy cause.