CELEBRITIES from the worlds of athletics, golf, football, rugby and horse racing will tee off at Saunton Golf Club next week for a charity celebrity sports day. After competition on Thursday, November 27, they will also attend a sportsmen's dinner at the
CELEBRITIES from the worlds of athletics, golf, football, rugby and horse racing will tee off at Saunton Golf Club next week for a charity celebrity sports day.After competition on Thursday, November 27, they will also attend a sportsmen's dinner at the Saunton Sands Hotel.The events will raise money for sporting charities to support youth development and help sports injuries.Among those on the card are athletes John Regis, Iwan Thomas, Tod Bennett, Robert Tobin and Brian Whittle; Ryder Cup players Steven Richardson, Gordon Brand junr, Brian Waites and Malcolm Gregson; footballers Jimmy Case, Ron Harris, Andy Sinten, Jimmy Giles and Peter Shilton; rugby players Neil McCarthy and five mystery celebrities from Leicester Tigers; and Rodney Farrant and Andy Balding from the world of horse racing.Master of ceremonies at the sportsmen's dinner will be Bob Hall, television sports presenter and reporter for more than 20 years.Guests speakers are Tottenham and England football legend Steve Perryman and entertainer Jimmy Quinn.Packages are available for teams to take part and have a celebrity on their team and at their dinner table.For more details contact Peter Brend junr at Saunton Sands Hotel on (01271) 890212. * * *MICK Spear won Ilfracombe Golf Club's Long Nose Driver with two excellent rounds over two days in windy conditions.The Groves Hickory scratch competition went to Dave Huxtable in a close finish.Long nose driver and Groves Hickory 36-hole medal: Round 1 - 1, M Spear 69net; 2, P Williams 71; 3, D Huxtable 72. Round 2 - 1, J Jordan 66 net; 2, G Christmas 68; 3, M Spear 38. Overall (handicap) - 1, M Spear 136net; 2, D Huxtable 141; 3, N Braund 143. Groves Hickory (scratch) -1, D Huxtable 155; 2, N Braund 155; 3, M Spear 156.Thursday Stableford (Nov 6): 1, N Braund 38pts; 2, M James 37; 3, C Wilkins 37.Veterans four BBB Stableford: 1, G Christmas and T Stanley 45pts; 2, J Hill and K Zwickl 40; 3, J Pugh and P Reed 39.Veterans extra Stableford: 1, R Styles 40pts; 2, T Ley 38; 3, E Minard 37.Ladies winter drawn foursomes: 1, Jo Smith and T Woodger 36pts; 2, Jean Wills and Judy Keyworth 34; 3, Linda Barrington and Ali Balcombe 33.Ladies November medal: Div 1 - 1, Liz Thomas 75net; 2, Janet Phillips 77. Div 2 -1, Ann Dalyn 73 net; 2, Anne Scholes 78.Doughty Cup mixed foursomes knockout: 1, Paul Richards and Steph Long; 2, Jeff Paul and Sue Wright. * * *MARGARET Ellicott returned a fantastic 62 net to win Division 2 of the Royal North Devon Golf Club ladies' medal by a clear 10 shots.Her feat also earned Margaret a cut in handicap from 26 to 20.1.Ladies' medal: Div 1 - 1, Val Cook 77net; 2, Sue Vicary 78; 3, Rosemary Ferguson 79. Div 2 - 1, Margaret Ellicott 62net; 2, Catherine Baglow 72; 3, Sheila Bone 74.Ladies' Turkey Trot: Div 1 -1, Sue Knott 34pts; 2, Amelia Daniel 30; Div 2 - 1, Rita Macaulay-Black 29pts; 2, Margaret Ellicott 29. * * *NORMAN Danks has won the Torrington Golf Club trophy for the most improved veteran player of the year after dropping his handicap from 20.1 to 16.5.Pinehurst Greensome: 1, Mike Powe and Billy Campbell (11) 47; 2, Doug and Joan Smalldon (24) 47; 3, John Thompson and Mike Durrans (16) 46.Stableford C (all categories): 1, Dave Parker (15) 39; 2, Doug Smalldon (18) 38; 3, Malcolm Bowen (19) 38; ladies, Margaret Donaghy (25) 36.Veterans Texas scramble: 1, John Joint, John Lidstone, Doug Smalldon and Tony Forino 47.7; 2,Bob Brewer, Bob Porter, Ashley Martin and Chris Batchelor 47.8; 3, Pat Smith, John Walker, Richard Marrion and Alan Gell 48.7.Veterans pairs: 1, Mick Mooney and Mervyn Baker 76; 2, Garth Goss and Dave Wilkes 75; 3, Frank Barrow and John Walker 72.Veterans Stableford: Div 1 - 1, Mike Rainer (20) 37; 2, Rex Chamberlain (12) 36; 3, Mervyn Baker (16) 36. Div 2 - 1, Doug Smalldon (21) 41; 2, Dave Wilkes (23) 39; 3, Mike Whitton (24) 39.Joan Smalldon scooped the Grandma's Cup at Torrington Golf Club and Morag Atkinson took the Club Stableford.Grandma's Cup: 1, Joan Smalldon (26) 34pts; 2, Rosemary Smith (20) 33; 3, Vivien Crawford (29) 30.Club Stableford: 1, Morag Atkinson (30) 35pts; 2, Sophia Wyre (23) 31; 3, Sue Membery (24) 30.Torrington Golf Club junior Stableford: 18-hole - 1, Kyle Squire (54) 45; 2, Alex Hillman (49) 43; 3, Kai Dymond (28) 43. Nine-hole - 1, Reece Andronik and Mark Greenslade 18.