On Thursday 15th June the Seniors section held their first Charity Invitation event on a gloriously sunny day. The sponsors of the event were Satchells Independent Wine Merchants of Burnham Market. Sixteen Fakenham golfers and 20 guests from 11 different clubs in Norfolk and beyond contested an individual Stableford competition with only 7 of the 36 golfers scoring 36points or more.
Top scorers were; Ken Read 42pts, Eddie Goodridge 41,Mark Shubrook(Wensum Valley), Pip Brown 38, Peter Hopkinson 37, Mike Long(Eaton) 36, Mark Charnley(Sutton Bridge) 36, Bob Porter 35
Nearest the Pin(18th) Keith Robinson (Sheringham)
Staightest Drive(6th) Bill Cox (Wensum Valley)
The golf was followed by drinks and lunch in the Lancaster room. Guests enjoyed Chicken breast stuffed with apricots and watercress, new potatoes, carrots and broad beans all with a white wine sauce.
Followed by “home made” strawberry pavlova, coffee and mints.
The prize giving followed and raffle supported by many local businesses; The Crown at Wells, Black Lion Walsingham, Titchwell Manor and Fakenham racecourse.
The funds raised for the Seniors Captains charity, The Lords Taverners, amounted to £680 .
Senior’s captain Peter Hopkinson commented that his target of raising over £1,000 to fund a sports wheelchair for a disabled youngster in Norfolk was well in sight. An e-mail from Chairman of Norfolk Lord Taverners, Gary Towers, who played on the day sums up the tremendous job done by all the staff at the centre.
The following e-mail was received from a Mr Gary Towers who played in the competition.
Peter, Congratulations on an outstandingly successful golf day today. Great company, wonderful sunshine, course in great “nick”, greens terrific, meal very enjoyable, drinks good value and raffle and prize giving a great success. Well done and many thanks for making The Taverners “Charity of the Year” for Fakenham seniors.
Following the event we have already seen golfers from visiting clubs return to play at Fakenham!