Charity day at Toft raises £1,190 for Macmillan

Maz Les, Catherine Stone,Marilyn Lees and Patricia Turner at the successful event which raised �1,190 for  Macmillan Cancer Support
Maz Les, Catherine Stone,Marilyn Lees and Patricia Turner at the successful event which raised �1,190 for Macmillan Cancer Support

A charity event at Toft Country House Hotel and Golf Club was a great success, raising £1,190 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Fifteen teams of four from golf clubs in the area played an Am-Am, with the two best scores to count with all scores counting on the 9th and 18th.

The winners, with 87 points, were a team from Boston West GC made up of Ann and Simon Creasey and Terry and Valentina Murdoch.

At the prizegiving, Catherine Stone from Spalding and Holbeach Macmillan Cancer Support thanked Marilyn Lees who organised the event, assisted by Maz Lees.

Congratulations were given to the greens staff on the first class condition of the course and Robert Reid and the Hotel were thanked for providing an excellent meal.

Catherine also thanked the Pro Shop staff, Mark and Drew, who had assisted with scoring.

Mark Jackson of Burghley Park Golf Club was thanked for providing the prizes for the winning team.

Toft Golf Club chairman Alan Smith said the club was proud and pleased to help such a worthy cause.

Results - 1 Ann and Simon Creasey, Terry and Valentina Murdoch (Boston West) 87 points; 2 Alan Smith, Stuart Parker, Ian Nichols and John Cleeve (Toft) 85 points, 3 Helen Roscoe, Dave Chappell, Viv Stanton and Lisa Gauci (Toft) 84 points; 4 Tony Kelby (Toft), Mick and Doris Sissins and Derek Bell (Burghley Park) 81 points.

Nearest the Pin – 3rd Mairead Scott (Toft); 13th Eileen Wynne (Toft); 8th Terry Murdoch (Boston West); 10th Mike Platt (Toft).

2s – Lisa Gauci, Chris Jones, Chris Handley, Dave Chappell, Steve Smith, L Tupholme

○ Playing two matches in five days proved too much for Toft seniors.

In the first game at Oundle, Toft struggled to come to terms with one of the trickiest courses in the area and lost 5-3.

In the second game at Nene Park, with only six pairs competing it was always going to be a close contest.

Losing 3-2, it was down to Toft’s last pairing of Pete Spencer and Peter Henderson to win their match and get a well earned draw. However, home boys Dudley van Kerro and Colin Bagley used course knowledge to good effect and held on to draw the game, resulting in a 3½ -2½ victory for Nene Park.

○ Toft’s Lady Captain Jean Parsons decided the time had come to set up a special trophy competition for ‘young ladies of a certain age and above’.

Consequently she put into action a ‘three score +10’ 18 hole Stableford qualifying competition which was supported by nine contestants who thoroughly enjoyed a sunny day’s golf.

Not all the ladies in this age bracket were able to play in the first competition, but Jean hopes to involve even more next year.

The winner of the inaugural outing was Anne Wildish with 31 points, with Jean in 2nd place on 29, a ball in the water ruining her chances. and Eileen Wynne 3rd with 28.