THE Playgolf Colchester Captain's Charity Golf Day saw over 100 members and guests have fun and help raise around £2,000 for Prostate Cancer UK and Team Mykie.

Mykie is the courageous 12-year old nephew of two club members, who is currently fighting a rare form of cancer.

The field had to change from wet gear in the heavy wind and rain to t-shirts and shorts when the sun came out, but the day went very well and community spirit and some great golf was on show.

The overall winner was Stephen Allen, with 42 points.

Gerry O'Neill took second, beating Ron Gilzean, in third, on countback, after both carded 38 points.

The ladies' competition was won by Liz Schultz, on 35 points, beating Jeanette Shea on countback.

Ladies' captain Pauline Jordan was third.

Local knowledge told in the visitors' section with ex-member Trevor Barnett winning with 37 points from Mark Potter, in second, on countback from Ben Mason, with both carding 34 points.

Nearest the pin winners were John Jackson-Smith, Alan Pearman, Mick Seaman and Adam Dale, who very nearly holed his shot on 16, finishing just two inches from the hole.

The day was rounded off by a raffle, auction and superb barbecue cooked by Ian Perkins, with help from nephew Mykie, who attended to thank people for attending the day.

Darren Kerr (9) carded an unbeatable 39 points to win the Pete Brown Trophy Stableford competition.

Kerr’s ten pars and par five birdie went unchallenged, giving him a three-point gap from second-placed Bernard Keyes (24) on 36 points.

Martin Kilbey (12) took third spot, a point adrift, on 35 points.