The Chris Harbour Charity Day was enjoyed in glorious sunshine and warm temperatures on 26th June and this was reflected in the overall spirit of the day. Recent years have not been so kind, but on Wednesday there was a bit of bounce in everyone’s step.
The Church Course was playing quite difficult with the current rough and the winning score was not as high as in the past. 30 teams took part on the Church course nonetheless, the team of Martin Rickard, Ian Colwill, Roger Hawke and Steve Damerell managed a very good score of 78 points (two Stableford scores to count) to win the day.
The next three places were all on 77 points and decided by a countback. In 2nd place were Jamie Keen, Simon Welch, Syd Symonds and Rob Young. 3rd place was won by Julian Darnell’s team, including David Pooley, Martin Wilson and Gary Cooper. 4th Place was won by Geoff & Sue Jones, Colin Nolan and Graham Ruth.
This year the Holywell Course was brought into action and six teams competed on a very well-presented course. Mark Richards, John Crowdy, Andrew Kempthorne and Mark Kempthorne won with 91 points. Holywell maestro Derek Kingsbury and his team of Ian McLellan, David Girling and Robert Kingsbury were runners up on 87 points.
Look at the shadows as the sun shines on John Russell, Mary Bower John Bower and Helen Russell
The betting hole on the 15th was a centre of activity with Annie Hawkey and Mike Jarvis extracting five-pound notes for a ‘hit the green’ bet where players could double their money. As one might have guessed the house did very well on the day but players were happy to indulge.
The excellent prizes were supplied by Nick Williams from the Pro Shop. An extra putting competition along with a silent auction and a wonderful raffle table succeeded in raising a substantial amount towards the overall fund. Some 32 sponsors supported the event and the Mariners sponsored the day. St Austell Breweries very kindly supplied the halfway house on both courses and wine for the excellent meal in our restaurant.
Captain Tony Rounsevell, along with Sue Harbour, offered thanks to the many sponsors and volunteers who help to make this annual charity effort so successful. Equally the staff rose to the occasion to produce golf courses, food and drink of a very high standard. This year will be a hard act to follow!