Wheel Appeal the winner in Searles Hunstanton Texas Scramble

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The annual Wilson Mixed Texas Scramble took place at Searles Resort Golf Course, Hunstanton.

Dennis Wilson, caravan owner on Searles, had planned the event in aid of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Wheel Appeal, having also arranged corporate sponsors for each hole, as well as a tombola and raffle.

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Some 11 teams, each consisting of three people with at least one woman, competed.

Scores for the competition were tight with five groups scoring between net 30 and 30.7. Heacham Manor members Rob Dicks, his daughter Georgia and Steve Holmes shot the best score of the day with a net 28.5 to take the win.

In total the amount raised was £1,600, enough for two wheelchairs and a further £350 raised was donated to the Searles Captains Charity for Dementia Care, also at Lynn’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

Laurence Morlaàs, the fundraising executive, attended to present prizes to the winner and stated: “We are truly grateful to Searles for hosting the day, Dennis for masterminding such a successful fundraising event, and the team of helpers, players and corporate sponsors.

“Our patients – young and old – use the wheelchairs all the time.”

Wilson also thanked those who helped co-ordinate and run the day, Geoff North for providing cake and running the tombola, lady captain Margaret Kent for running and organising the raffle and golf manager Edward Howes and men’s captain Rob Hills for running the competition.

l A celebratory memorial match was played to mark the sad and premature passing earlier this year of keen golfer and Searles lodge owner Rod Nimmo, a valued member of Searles Men’s seniors golfing section.

This was organised by vice-captain Mike Trebbick. Rod’s widow Dot and son Gary joined the seniors for the day along with family friends June Searles and Brian Thomson.

The event was a nine-hole Stableford competition limited to three clubs and a putter, with numerous nearest the pin challenges, plus various other fun events. Gary began the event teeing off with captain Alan Davis and Trebbick, followed by 20 other seniors’ members.

Presentations to the respective winners were made by Dot supported by Trebbick, with Pete Drew declared the overall winner. Davis presented Dot with a bouquet of flowers on behalf of the entire Men’s seniors group. Dot and Gary presented each player with a bottle of wine.

Proceeds raised from the event of £61 were donated to the captain’s charity, the Dementia Ward at Lynn Q.E. Hospital.