Boost for charities

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One of the warmest days of the year greeted the 31 teams of 4 (up on last year) in the 3 captains charity am/am competition at Spalding.

Golfers representing 22 different clubs attended, and were impressed with the course conditions, plus the hospitality they received afterwards.

Local knowledge proved decisive with the Spalding team of Mark Crozier, Mark Jones, David Gregg and Peter West winning the stableford competition on countback with a score of 101 points.

In second place with the same score were Pete Williams, Andy Warnes, Alan Singer and Robert Norman, with third place going to Geoff Moyses, Stuart East, Robin Roffe and David Ellis with 97 points.

Mark Staite from Nene Park won the nearest the pin prize.

Thanks to the generosity of Spalding Golf Club, the many sponsors and the golfers taking part, the real winner on the day was the captains charity fund which is expected to benefit to the tune of around £3,500.

This year the captains are supporting the local Callum Pite Smile charity which benefits youngsters with cancer and the Spalding Hospice foundation which supports the Tulip Suite at the Johnson Hospital.

n Fifty-four members entered the 13-hole Wednesday evening competition and with windy conditions only 10 of them played to par or better.

Mark Payne and Callum Lewis were the pick of the field, both scoring 30 points.