Kenilworth: Course open. trolleys and buggies permitted.
As the cockerel croaked 7am and the sun broke over the 1st green the captains and their helpers set up their stall at the 6th hole on the Par 3 course. This hole was to be the venue for the golfers challenge to Barrie Ritchie, President of England & Wales Blind Golf (one of the captains' charities) in getting on the green. Barrie is 100% blind so to make the challenge "fair" all golfers wore goggles, a little like a ski mask to give them the conditions that face Barrie every day. The target was clear to those of us who can see, the Cancer Research UK ( the other captains' charity) banner fluttering on the flagstick.
Barrie shows us how it's done with Captain Chris as his guide.
|Simmo shows Carol the way to do it||Carol attempts to show Simmo watched by Tim Bray|
|Love the left leg pose Simmo|
|Tim takes over the difficult pupil!|
The challenge certainly was tough, in the morning there were 94 golfers going through, the nearest being Chanon James and Maisie Halstead who just ran through the green. The afternoon saw another 86 try, this time with more success with Phil Eccles and Mick Dorgan getting and staying on the green. It was a great day for Mick Dorgan who also had a hole in one.
|Phil Eccles displays the "club wot did it!"||Brenda Sparrow shuffles Sue Drew into the exact position|
|You couldn't miss Andy Harris!|
Members were as generous as ever, the raffle and bets raising £1851.
|The winners in the morning were on count back Kevin Harper, James Lynch and Geoffrey Harrison with 82 points|
|A flashback to the winners display of their excellent team work. Aim for the ball not the foot Jim!|
Nearest the pin for the ladies (7th holes) was Val Cushing and for the gents (18th hole) Arnie James
|The afternoon saw The Peglar family of Phil, Ceri and Jack together with Simon Hegan triumph with a splendid 89 points.|
|Cheers to everyone!|