Hindhead Golf Club welcomes new captains at drive-in

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Thursday 8th March 2018 2:30 pm
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Samantha Dodd presented a cheque to the Simon Trust.

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THE ANNUAL captains’ drive-in at Hindhead Golf Club saw the official hand over to a new team of captains for 2018.

It also saw the end of a year of fundraising, with more than £33,000 donated to charities.

During 2017 a number of events organised by the captains, and supported by members, resulted in £28,602 being raised for the club captain’s charities the Meath Epilepsy Charity in Godalming and the Peter Alliss Masters Powered Wheelchair Crusade.

Money was raised from a combination of raffles, a Pro-Am day, and the Farnham Lions charity golf day which raised £10,000.

In addition, £4,550 was raised for the Simon Trust, the ladies’ captain’s charity for 2017. Outgoing ladies’ captain Samantha Dodd presented a cheque to Sally Lawrence, the chairman of the Simon Trust.

Sally said: “The Simon Trust is extremely grateful to the ladies of Hindhead Golf Club.”

During 2018 new club captain Lorne Magory and new ladies’ captain Lesley Sullivan will support Stepping Stones.

The year opened with the traditional captains’ drive-in, where the outgoing captains putt out on the 18th and the incoming captains drive off from the first tee. Heading up the junior section, and also hoping to raise cash during the year is Ross Donaldson, who maintained the tradition of outdriving the club captain.

This was followed by a busy field of competitors in a shotgun team stableford competition.