East Devon Golf Club Captain’s Charity Day a fabulous event all-round - and a long say too!

10:16 17 July 2014

golf

golf

Archant

Fifty-three teams of four competed in Captains’ Charity Day at East Devon on Wednesday, July 9, writes Paul Willoughby.

The charities chosen this year by club captain, Clive Bennett and ladies’ captain, Elaine Whitehead are The Multiple Sclerosis Society and Force.

MS is a long term neurological condition and once diagnosed, stays with a person for life. There is no cure. It affects around 100,000 people in the UK and is particularly prevalent in women. When someone has MS the body’s own immune system damages the protective coating on nerves inside the brain and spinal cord. This disrupts the messages that pass along them.

Because the brain and spinal cord control everything we do, disrupted messages can affect different parts of the body. MS is complex and has many symptoms which might include fatigue, vision problems and difficulties with walking.

Force cancer charity has played a vital role in local cancer services for 26 years and holds the belief that anyone diagnosed with cancer deserves the best possible treatment and professional support close to home.

Their work finances improvements in patient care through research and the purchase of advanced equipment. Their cancer support and information centre is located in the grounds of the RD and E hospital.

The first of the 212 contestants started their game at 7am and the last players tee’d off at nearly 3pm – a full day.!

The ladies’ section provided the registration team and score checkers (never an easy task) and the men provided the starters - it was a full day behind the scenes as well as on the course. The conditions were difficult with a strong wind and the scores varied enormously. I won’t mention the lowest score but the winning team by a comfortable margin with a magnificent 83 points, was Paul Maslen, Cliff Lockwood, Andy Pelosi and Clive Pantoll.

There were prizes for longest drives, nearest he pin, ladies teams and mixed teams and at the prize giving, captain Clive Bennett thanked all the sponsors especially the principal sponsor of the event, Paul Thompson of Time Critical Couriers.

The captain also announced that the event had raised a magnificent £12,000 to be shared between the two charities. An excellent day and enjoyed by all.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Exmouth Journal visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Exmouth Journal staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Exmouth Journal account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other Sport Stories

15 minutes ago
Somerset Rebels duo Jake Allen and Charles Wright either side of a Peterborough Panthers rider during the meeting

A force of nature swept through the Oaktree Arena on Tuesday night, and blew away the Peterborough Panthers in this first leg of this Knock Out Cup quarter-final, writes Dave Thompson.

Read more
15 minutes ago
Louis Spalding (red board) getting set for the 15yrs final

Sunday saw Sidmouth Surf lifesaving club hosting their first open event on Sidmouth Beach.

Read more
10:00
Sidmouth bowlers who did so well at the National Veterans Championships held at Budleigh Salterton.

Budleigh Salterton Croquet Club hosted The National Veterans’ Championship over the final week of June, writes David Butler.

Read more
09:59
Running

Torbay is Devon’s second largest half marathon after Plymouth (although Exeter may be looking to challenge that later in the year), but whilst Plymouth trumped Torbay for numbers Torbay delivered the faster winning timing in a very competitive race, writes Catherine Newman.

Read more
Yesterday, 20:38
Exmouth 1sts were home to Bovey Tracey at the weekend. Exmouth celebrate a wicket. Ref exsp 26-16AW 1386. Picture: Alex Walton

Exmouth bagged a fifth win of the Tolchards Devon League top flight season with a six wicket Maer ground success over Bovey Tracey.

Read more
Yesterday, 20:38

Topsham St James Under-11s endured a game of mixed fortunes as they ultimately los their Bradleys East Devon Youth League meeting with Budleigh Salterton, writes Ian Mason.

Read more
Yesterday, 20:29
Sam Matson who is taking part in his third Solitaire Bomprad Le Figaro and sitting a healthy 12th as the first British sailor to complete leg two of the 2016 race.

Exmouth sailor Sam Matson crossed the finish line in Paimpol in his boat Chatham at the end of stage two of the 2016 Solitaire Bomprad Le Figaro sitting a healthy 12th and the first British sailor home.

Read more
Yesterday, 20:28
Joy Mottershead with trophy flanked by Phear Park club captain Peter Burch Left) and Rob Mottershead.

History was made in Europe last week – Wales reaching the quarter finals of the European championship - but an historic event took place nearer home at Phear Park, writes Lawrie Harries.

Read more
Yesterday, 19:43
Goal!

Exmouth Town return for their pre-season schedule next Tuesday (July 5) and Southern Road boss Richard Pears cannot wait to welcome back his players.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:09
Football

Exmouth Amateurs former players are set for their next meeting.

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 19°C

min temp: 14°C

Most Read Sport

Great British Life

Great British Life

Useful Links

Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Competitions
Photo Orders
Family notices
iwitness24
Google Plus
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Local business directory

Exmouth's trusted business finder


HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Find planning applications