King’s Lynn Queen Elizabeth Hospital boost from Heacham Manor captains’ day

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Heacham Manor Annual Captains’ Day took place to welcome in the new captains and raise money for the Dementia Care ward of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Lynn.

In windy conditions the main event format was combined team event with the best three scores out of four on each hole counting. An individual stableford competition was also held.

A great turnout of 13 teams and 50 people competed with Aaron Daly (Mens’ captain), Rachel Hodkinson (Ladies’ captain) and Graham Gerrish (Seniors captain) off first, with good drives all round.

The captains showed the members how it was done with individual winners being Gerrish in the mens’ tournament scoring 36 stableford points, which was impressive given the wind. Hodkinson took the ladies with 25. The team event was close, two tying on 101. Winning on countback with a combined score was John Martin, Jayne Clark, Chris Watson and Simon King.

A raffle with a superb prize table along with golfing fines, purchased mulligans and entry fees, helped raise nearly £840. The charity auction with items such as golf at Gog Magog, Thetford, Barnham Broom and Lynn amongst others, as well as a meal for four in The Rathskeller, helped raise a further £645.

Daly had secured £250 sponsorship from Economy Timber, Economy Storage & PDS Building and Maintenance. The total amount raised for the captains’ charity was £1,732.

From left: Aaron Daly, Rachel Hodgkinson, Graham Gerrish.