Golf club’s charity day

(Photo shows President Richard Carter presenting a cheque for � 1000 to Lynn Jackson of Bakewell & Eyam, Community Transport)
(Photo shows President Richard Carter presenting a cheque for � 1000 to Lynn Jackson of Bakewell & Eyam, Community Transport)

Bakewell Golf Club has hosted the 17th Bakewell Rotary Club Annual Charity Golf Competition.

The 14 teams of four who entered the Am Am best two-ball Stableford found the course more difficult than last year due to the continuous rain which had fallen in recent months. This had softened the fairways and toughened up the semi-rough. Consequently, the scores were lower and only three teams were able to score in the 80s.

The winners, who received the Robinson trophy, were the Gibbs & Sons team from Chesterfield with 83 points. As the team captain, Stephen Barker, remarked at the prize giving ceremony, this followed an excellent record of coming second in 2009, first in 2010 and third in 2011.

Second came the Hutch, led by team captain David Hutchinson with 81 points and third were the Pinelog team, led by team captain Nicholas Grayson with 80 points.

The club was assisted by generous prizes from the Bakewell Golf Club, John Hattersley Wines Ltd, Hassop Hall, Piedaniel Restaurant, The Peacock at Rowsley, The Rutland Arms and Thornbridge Brewery.

The competition raised around £ 1,650, which will be divided between the Bakewell & Eyam, Community Transport charity and other deserving Rotary charities.