All eyes on captains at Fairhaven

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THE start of the junior golfing season at Fairhaven was marked in the traditional way by the captains’ drive-in.

Despite having 100 pairs of eyes watching them on the tee, girls’ captain Eleni Cullen and boys’ captain Cameron Hay hit excellent drives straight down the middle of the fairway.

Before driving off they were presented with their captain badges by Hilda Holding, who was the lady captain in 2000, and congratulated by the club captain Paul Dixon and lady captain Olwyn Kingstree.

A match between Eleni’s team and Cameron’s team followed, and despite some wet and windy weather this did not dampen any spirits in a closely fought contest, which saw Eleni’s team win by a narrow margin.

Judging by our picture, there are plenty of young hopefuls at Fairhaven eager to get on to the course themselves.

n Fairhaven will stage 14 mini-open, four-ball, better-ball and stableford competitions for male golfers this spring and summer.

Start times will be between 2pm and 3.30pm and competitors may enter as many of them as they wish.

Prizes will be awarded to the first three pairs in each competition, with the winners being invited to play in the grand final on September 30.

Prize vouchers will be awarded to the first, second and third pairs in each event – first pair £70 each, second pair £60 each and third pair £50 each.

The number of pairs in each event is limited to 20.

The format of each event will be four-ball stableford, with a handicap limit of 24 and each player receiving three-quarters of their handicap.

Competitors must be in possession of an ‘active’ CONGU handicap.

Players can book their place the ‘Opens’ page on the Clubs website – for further information, contact the secretary’s office on (01253) 736741.

Dates: May 24; June 1, 7, 23, 27; July 6, 13, 19, 26; August 2, 10, 19, 24, 31.

Final: September 30