17th Oct, 2017

Evesham GC ladies enjoy charity event

Liam Moakes 17th Feb, 2016 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

AFTER a very bright but frosty nine holes of golf, the Evesham Golf Club ladies settled down to the opening charity event of the season.

With their bacon and sausage baps to enjoy, members heard from Penny Weir who came along to provide awareness of what Sight Concern Worcestershire – the charity of choice of new lady captain Conryn Abbott – is all about.

This is the only charity dedicated to improving the lives of people with sight loss across Worcestershire, supporting blind and partially-sighted people to lead independent lives by offering advice, information, support, skills training and a range of social and leisure activities.

From a start-up 130 years ago with 415 clients, the charity now helps more than 19,000 achieve fulfilling lives.

It is closely linked to Worcestershire College for the Blind, which was the first ever college of its kind to be opened in this country.

Penny gave a very entertaining talk with anecdotes that made everyone laugh and see this disability from a different perspective.

DESPITE the previous week’s torrential rain, Evesham Golf Club’s men’s section played an 18-hole individual Stableford on Saturday.

Played on the Blue course with the river hole under water, the conditions proved challenging as only two golfers bettered the par Stableford score of 36 points.

Division Two saw Geoff Wellens in third place with 35 points and pipped on countback for second place by Laurie Keen.

The winner with 37 points was the popular Jerry Cain.

Division One was equally tight as Lewis Ridley and Dave Phillips both scored 34 points, the latter securing second place on countback.

However, the winner with a magnificent 40 points in the tough conditions was Brian Marshall, who was rewarded with a new handicap of 11.

The next major event is scheduled for Saturday, February 27 when new captain Brian Osborne will have his captain’s drive-in and team competition.

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