Lyme Regis new captains drive off into the sun

PUBLISHED: 22:08 21 October 2014 | UPDATED: 22:08 21 October 2014

George Seed, Rosie Jackman and Roger Seed at the Lyme Regis Captain's Drive In

George Seed, Rosie Jackman and Roger Seed at the Lyme Regis Captain's Drive In


The sun shone for the new captains’ drive-in at Lyme Regis on Sunday, writes Richard Jackman.

First on the tee was ex - PE teacher Rosie Jackman, who walked through an arch of tennis rackets, hockey and lacrosse sticks. Next were the club and junior captain, father and son Roger and George Seed. Local baker Roger walked under an arch of French sticks!

The arches had been organised by respective vice captains Caroline Baker and John Coley. Onto the serious business of driving and all three made it up the middle of the first fairway for a combined total of 590 yards. Club members paid a pound into the captain’s charities - Turners Syndrome and the Neuro Foundation, and the winning distance was correctly guessed by Paul Liston.

In the October Stableford Division One George Seed limbered up ready for his year as junior captain by winning with 38 points from Roger Turner and third was Craig Mcgown both with 37 points. In Division Two Nic Snape with 43 points was a clear cut winner from second placed Joseph Thirwell (39) and Jon Cullimore (38).

The Junior Stableford was won by Bradley Searle 40 points with second place taken by Dominic Beardwood (38) whilst third went to Henry Davy (37).

For the Seniors’ Stableford, a reduced field braved the elements as Peter Hardisty and David Hickman won their respective divisions both with 35 points.

In the lady captain fun competition new captain Rosie Jackman, Jane Dixon and Ronny Turner turned out to be the winning combination.

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