EVESHAM Golf Club’s new club captain Brian Osborne kicked off his year in charge with the captain’s drive-in followed by a four-man team competition on Saturday.
Continuing many decades of tradition, members positioned themselves on and around the first fairway as the captain hit his three drives, with the nearest member to the landing point for each ball being rewarded with a bottle of wine.
The team competition which followed was played as a Stableford event with the best two scores to count and all four on the par 3s.
Scoring was difficult and the results reflected this. In third place with a score of 86 points were Jerry Cain, Barry Saggers, Dave Mullett and the captain.
Second were Phil Day, Nick Webb, Mike Whiteford and Steve Wood and victorious with an excellent 89 was the quartet of Will James, Andrew Witts, Bobby Thompson and Boz Harris.
Incoming Evesham Golf Club captain Osborne has chosen the Rory the Robot Appeal as his charity for 2016.
The appeal is raising £1.6m on behalf of Worcestershire Acute Hospital’s charity to equip Worcestershire surgeons with the very latest surgical robot which will minimise the risk of collateral nerve damage during radical prostatectomy operations (the removal of the prostate) and speed up recovery through less invasive surgical techniques.
Osborne said: “I passionately believe this is a cause that all of us can and should support.
“Every prostate cancer diagnosis touches someone’s father, son, brother as well as the wider family. We are very lucky that in Worcestershire we have one of the country’s leading cancer treatment centres but, if they are to continue to attract and retain the best clinical talent, they need to have the best tools and Rory the surgical Robot is just that.”