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GOLF: Perfect Pink Day for Weymouth golfers
WEYMOUTH Golf Club’s annual Pink Day couldn’t have gone much better, according to organiser Dave Picton.
The weather on the day may not have been perfect but that didn’t stop the 220 golfers, nearly all of which wore pink clothing, doing their best for charity.
Each team had to include a female player and for those that didn’t there was a forfeit to pay – one of the four men had to dress as a woman instead.
Another feature of the event came in the shape of a pink ball that counted for double points and was used by each player on alternate holes.
In the end, first place in the 18-hole competition went to the four of Pete Corrick, John Blanks, Tom Blowers and Andy Robson.
“The day was absolutely fantastic,” said Picton. “It was a long and tiring day but well worth it.
“All of the top three prize winners put their money back into the pot and £1,100 was raised on the 10th hole alone with volunteers selling refreshments.
“I’d like to stress my thanks to all the sponsors and those who helped out on the day. This competition wouldn’t go ahead if it wasn’t for them.”
The Weymouth Pink Day began five years ago when one of the club’s members, Rebecca Mabb, contracted breast cancer for the second time.
She sadly passed away in 2009 aged just 38 but the event has gone from strength to strength and every year the money raised is split between Breast Cancer Campaign and a local charity.
Before the start of this year’s event a total of £39,000 had been raised.
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