FOREST Hills Golf Club’s Seniors’ captain Alan ‘Severn’ Bridges welcomed 78 competitors to his Captain’s Day.

His wife, Jo, managed to cajole nearly everyone to buy a raffle ticket which went towards the total for the captain’s charities, the paediatric special care unit at Gloucester Royal and Great Ormand Street hospitals.

The winner of the Captain’s Shield with 40 points, was Pat Simcoe, who is maintaining his fine run of form of late, a point ahead of Neil James. Just three points separated the top 12..

Countback confirmed Dave Howard’s 38, by virtue of a better back six, pipped Pete Chisholm and Geoff Norris.

Nearest the pin in two on the second was Andy Ward, Gerry Woodley’s tee shot finished 6 inches behind the hole on the eighth. Gary Reddan in two on the 10th, Mike Parry on the 14th, and Chas Challis on the 17th.

They then had of a one-off-shot from 100 yards into the 18th green. The winner of this, was Mike Parry, who in fact, was the only combatant to hit the green.

For more on the week at Forest Hills see page 31.