A BLISTERING one-under par round of 70 from Craig Sutherland laid the foundations for his team’s success in the Cirencester Golf Club charity day.

A splendid competition helped raise £3,568 through the generosity of members and those who donated raffle prizes.

This will be passed on to Macmillan Cancer and the Sue Ryder Hospice.

Six-handicapper Sutherland amassed an individual total of 43 points, including three birdies, and he was ably assisted by Steve Tickle and David Michael through a format in which the trio’s best score was to count on holes 1-6, two to score on holes 7-12, and all three to count on 13-18.

Steve came in with seven pars while David, a 20-handicapper, holed two valuable putts in excess of 25 feet.

In second place, on 80 points came Sam Mepham, Nathan Richens and Jack Ellis, who got off to a great start with each of them supplying birdies on the first six holes.

In third, on countback, were Martin Righton, Stewart Osborn and Gary Clifford, with Gary going on to win the putting competition.


1st – Craig Sutherland, Steve Tickle & David Michael – 83 points; 2nd – Sam Mepham, Nathan Richens & Jack Ellis 80; 3rd – Martin Righton, Stewart Osborn & Gary Clifford – 80; 4th – Paul Godding, Mark Day & Gary Whiteman – 79; 5th – Irena Windslow, Krystyna Belzco & Roman Belzco – 79; 6th – Andy Dickson, Paul Loxton & Ant Wilkinson – 77; 7th – Daimien McConnell, Andy Reynolds & Marc Berry 76.

Raffle prize winners

Leighton Walker, Steve Titchener, Colin Harrison, Lester Woods, Sheila Telling, Colin Smith, Sheila Lowbridge, Mark Bisset, Andy Dickson, Danny Hall and Emrys Williams.

Nearest the Pin winners

2nd hole – Muriel Telling; 9th hole – Colin Smith; 11th hole – Sam Mepham; 13th hole – Stewart Osborn.