On this wet Saturday morning, we witnessed the start of the golfing season at Parklands Golf Club with the traditional Captains’ Drive In. Tess Mann, the Men’s Captain and Chris Nicholson, the Lady Captain were watched by an expectant crowd of Parklands members and friends as they prepared for the nerve testing feat of driving off in front of an audience. Neither Captain was about to disappoint with two superb drives; Tess with a characteristic stroke which passed the pond on the right and finished near the tree and Chris with a shot just slightly down the left side of the fairway. Members were asked to guess where the drives would finish, and Tess’s drive was so true to character that he won the Men’s prize, which he swiftly donated to Chris for use in a future raffle. The Lady Captain’s drive was won by Heather Stonebank. Well done to all the members who turned out to witness this traditional event and to those who played in the subsequent Texas Scramble competition.
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