Leighton Buzzard Golf Club Golf Director
Golfers turned out in force to raise over £2,000 for the family of Kye Vincent, the Leighton schoolboy who has undergone life-saving surgery after being struck down with meningitis.
More than 70 players took part in a charity event on Friday organised by club Captain Adrian Stephenson and his predecessor Steve Leng on behalf of the Olde Foresters Golf Society who in the past ten years, have raised more than £15,000 for local worthy causes.
Kye, 8, a pupil at the Mary Bassett school has endured major surgery but is fighting his disabilities with the help of prosthetics which are enabling him to take part in sporting activities. Adaptions to a family home in Roosevelt Avenue will be completed soon to enable Kye, mum, stepfather and baby sister to live under one roof for the first time.
The golfing event which raised the donation along with an auction of gifts was won by retired businessman Peter Taylor, a member of the club for almost 67 of his 76 years and who was Club President in 1992-3. Peter carded 42 points, to beat John Latimer, Simon Enright, David Hawkins and Mark Knight by a point. The Ladies competition was won by Oonagh Russell, whose 37 points pipped last year's winner Maggie Shaw.
There were nearest the pin prizes for John Reeds, James Merchant, Robbie John and David Hawkins, with Steve Reeve and Maggie Shaw taking the longest drive prizes.
Charity Winner…..Peter Taylor (centre) receives shield after winning the Olde Forresters charity day competition organised by Steve Leng (left) and Adrian Stephenson.
Congratulations go to Andrew Ashall and Paul Naudo who are the new holders of the Captain's Cup, their 41 points giving them a two point winning margin over Stuart Leslie and Peter Taylor.
Other congratulations go to Dave Banwell after he won the October Midweek Medal by 4 shots where he scored a nett 66. With nett 70's came Andrew Ashall, Abe Plummer who scored a rare eagle 2 on the par 4 13th hole and John Preston. With nett 71's were Tony Conneely, Brian Kimble and John Surguy.
On Saturday the October Monthly Medal took place and the scoring was as fantastic as the weather. In Division One Paul Ellam topped the table with a great nett 64. With nett 67's were Dave Banwell, John Preston, Nick King and Chris Caney, followed by Dave Hanley, Mark Knight, Phil Coumbe and Colin Wilson who all scored nett 68's.
In Division Two it was Dave Evans with an awesome nett 63 who took the honours. Jim Coley was next in line with a nett 65. Dave Newby scored nett 67, Paul Dowdeswell a nett 68 and with nett 69's were Maggie Shaw and Jeff Hooper.
It is also congratulations to James Northen who hit a Hole In One on the 9th hole in his medal round on Saturday.
October Medal winner Dave Evans came to us earlier in the year wanting to update his clubs and he went through the custom fitting process with us. He was using graphite regular flex irons and was going to replace them with an updated version with the same spec shaft but after trying out other options he liked the feel of the steel shafts and when we used the FlightScope to see the data off each shot, so we could compare, it turned out the steel shafts were giving him extra distance and a tighter shot dispersion than the graphite shafts. We then got the correct lie angle for him and then measured his hands to get the correct grip size, that did show that he needed a slightly smaller grip, which when he tried he said the club felt much nicer in his hands. By going through the fitting process he now has a set of clubs which he is confident with and hence his golf is more enjoyable. It is a FREE service that we offer when you're buying a new set of clubs so why not take advantage and contact us if you're thinking of changing your clubs.
Saturday 22nd October: No reservations
Sunday 23rd October: Stableford: 7.00am-12.30pm
Monday 24th October: Junior Stableford: 10.30am-11.30am
Tuesday 25th October: Ladies Stableford: 1st tee 10.15am-2.30pm, 10th tee 10.30am-2.30pm
Wednesday 26th October: Juniors v Ashridge: 10.00am-11.00am
Thursday 27th October: No reservations
Friday 28th October: Junior Millennium Foursomes: 10.30am-11.30am
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Maurice Campbell, Leighton Buzzard Golf Club, Plantation Road, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 3JF
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