An “enthusiastic” entry of 12 pairs competed in the Charity Bowl held on Thursday 12th September on a cloudy but pleasant day at Donnington. The competition was based on the two individual stableford scores being added together and Peter Darwin and Andy Madeley ran out winners with a solid points score of 71. Peter Smalley and Ian Flack came second with 69 and Mike Pritchard and Patrick Griffin came in third with 65.
The highlight of the day for John Rance, Nick Marshall and Peter Darwin was probably obtaining bragging rights from beating the pro (Tom Fleming) on the seventh with Tom being particularly intrigued that he was not a match for John’s driver.
A useful sum of £320 was raised for charity with £180 coming from the entry fees and £140 from very generous “beat the pro” contributions and thank you in particular to the winners for ploughing their winnings back into the charity pot. A special mention to Tom for giving up his time to support the charity over a three hour period (because of a staggered start).