Bigbury seniors open raises funds for cancer cause

By Tim Leigh in Golf

Bigbury Golf Club

Seniors section

On Tuesday, July 4, Bigbury Golf Club and ­seniors captain Tony Messenger hosted their seniors open for prostate cancer care charity the Chestnut Appeal.

The Chestnut Appeal was founded in 1999 at Plymouth’s Derriford Hospital. Since its ­inception, it has gone on to be at the forefront of prostate cancer care right across the region. The charity provides the very latest treatments for those with the disease, all of which requires fundraising.

The day started with the course shrouded in mist, but after a 40-minute delay play got underway for the 124 competitors who came from all around the south west.

The sun soon appeared and the competition, too, became fierce, with a pairing from Churston Golf Club coming in with a great score of 47 points. In second place was Bigbury’s pairing of Rob Luckens and Mick McNulty, who racked up a creditable 45 points.

The day was a great success, with all of the competitors praising the quality of the course and the hospitality they received. Tony was pleased to announce that a substantial sum of money had been raised on the day through entry fees and a well-supported raffle.

The men’s Warrilow Cup and Putter competition was held, with 20 teams of two entering, all playing from handicaps of nine or 10.

The winning pair of Liam Kimber (10) and Jake Pepperell (12) recorded 60, two shots ahead of second-placed Alan Maher (10) and Kevin Rogers (5), who scored 62. Third was decided on countback, with Simon Bagshaw (18) and his partner Thomas Williams (19) putting captain Ben Guest (11) and Matt Smallridge (11) into fourth place, both scoring 63. Jason Holtom and Diggory Vowles had the consolation of sharing the prize pot for the twos.

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