SIXTEEN teams of four participated in the annual Wadebridge School Golf Day held at the award-winning Point at Polzeath course and was smoothly administered by the school’s year 11 senior team (assisted by Libby Lehan, golf manager at The Point and Mr James Stoddard). This year’s nominated charity was Surf Action, an organisation set up in 2009 to serve the needs of military veterans and their families, particularly those affected by PTSD or physical injuries as well as those struggling to readjust to civilian life.
Molly Mitchell, Wadebridge School head girl, commented, “Myself and the rest of the senior team are happy to say the golf day was a great success and estimate that around £1,000 was raised. The money will make a huge difference to Surf Action in their work helping veterans and their families. We would like to say a big thank you to Libby for all the help and time she put into helping us organise the event and we would also like to thank everybody who attended and hope you all had a great day.”
As for the golf itself, the event was played in a Texas Scramble format with medal scoring and a 10% combined handicap allowance. The team comprising Andrew Beare, Jamie Beare, Kevin Brenton and Chris Gill retained their crown from last year with an outstanding 11-under par gross 61 (55.3 net) having no dropped shots, nine birdies and an eagle three on the par five 17th hole. Rumours that these lads will be made to play left-handed next time remain unconfirmed at the time of writing. Close behind in second place with 55.7 net (63 gross) were Dawn Peters, Colin Peters, Tony Forshaw and Phil Jago with third place going to Dennis Brown, Matthew Warr, Greg Mather and Mat Smith on 59.3 net. The wooden spoon was picked up by Sam Brown, Marcus Warr, George Townsend and James Greenwood.
The supplementary prizes were awarded to the following: Ladies’ Longest Drive: Kath Biddle; Ladies’ Nearest the Pin: Kath Biddle; Men’s Longest Drive: Nick ‘The Grip’ Richards; Men’s Nearest the Pin: Chris Berry and, most importantly, Best Dressed Player: Dave Abbiss.