Jake Warner produced a spectacular tee shot to win a new car with a hole-in-one on the par three 12th at Haverhill Golf Club’s Charity Day.
The Haverhill member won himself the main prize on the day, a Vauxhall Corsa, supplied by Vauxhall of Haverhill, in the Par Three Challenge using a three wood on the 202-yard hole on Saturday in an event which raised £2,000 for St Nicholas Hospice and the National Autistic Society.
In all 23 teams, including from Newmarket, North Weald and Saffron Walden, took part in the team of four competition played in a Stableford format off three quarter handicap with the best two scores from four to count.
In the Competition Handicap team event, The Grumpies, comprising Dave Cohen, Richard Newman, John Vale and Conor O’Brien, were the clear winners with a superb score of 94 points.
In second place with 92pts were Buildbase, comprising Matt Farlie, Russell Gritty, Jake Warner and Neil Farlie and in third place with 91pts were The Last Stand, comprising Trevor Broomfield, Roger Hartley, Richard Parker and Dave Smith.
Winning the Non Competition Handicap team prize with 77pts were Willow Mizons, made up of Peter Bowers, Dominic Bowers, Vaughan Mizon and Dale Mizon.
Bowers also won the first prize in the raffle, a 32inch Panasonic Smart TV, which was donated by Chapman & Son, who have continued to support the charity day by supplying the main prizes for the past 12 years.
Following the competition, club captain Rob Viney gave thanks to all the volunteers who assisted on the day and the main event sponsors, Greene King, Saffron Insurance, Adams Harrison, HighTech Window Cleaning Ltd, Willow Business Centre and the various companies and individuals who sponsored holes were also thanked for their generosity.
n Andy Fish claimed victory in the next Haverhill major, The President’s Putter, which saw a field of 66 competitors on June 7.
The 18-hole medal event was a tough test as the maximum handicap allowance was reduced to 18 and then played off three quarter handicap.
Fish returned a nett 69 (playing off a handicap of three) with Glen Hughes behind with a nett 70 (12 handicap) on count-back from Ciaran Brennan (also 70 off a handicap of 14).
n Haverhill Juniors had a successful day competing in the Southwold Open on Saturday, claiming the overall team victory with 101 points. James Iron earned 27pts, Josh Hulyer 41pts and Alice Iron 33pts.
In the individual event, the overall winner was Georgia Parker of Bury St Edmunds with 43pts.
Joshua Goulton was the runner-up with 41pts, just edging out Josh Hulyer to third place with 41pts.
The first Major for Haverhill Ladies’ Section, The June Smith Silver Salver, was contested by 14 players on Sunday and won by Linda Alexander.
She continued her recent form to return a very commendable score of 36pts, while Pauline Calmet claimed 33pts for second on count-back from Ann Waters, also with 33pts.