INCOMING lady captain Liz Karn celebrated raising £1,000 when she drove-in at Braintree Golf Club.

That money will be going to her charity - St Helena Hospice - after 80 members attended her drive-in when she decided against dressing up for the day but supporting the charity instead.

“Thanks to everyone who came along to my drive-in,” said Karn.

“Karen Aslett successfully guessed the length of my drive which raised £310 alone then kindly donated her prize money to the charity.

“Graham Miller, an Ambassador for St Helena, came along and gave us a short talk about their amazing work trying to make life better for carers and sufferers with cancer.

“As far as golf is concerned I’m looking forward to a successful year.”

Meanwhile, last week’s ladies' nine-hole stableford was a close run thing with Mary Goodwin winning with 17 points, one better than Debbie Blundell with Cyd Rodford third with 14.

Low handicappers stole the show in the men’s Sunday Stableford at Braintree.

Tony Craven, playing off seven, took top spot with 41 points, two clear of the rest of the field.

There was a countback for second place with Ian Turner (9) edging out Chris Voller (16), both with 39 points.

The Saturday Stableford was a much closer affair with Rob Brand, playing off 18, winning with 38 points.

Once again there was a countback for second spot on 37 points with Michael Calder (14) getting the verdict over Steve O’Brien (12).

Justin Phillips, playing off 25, was a clear winner of the Junior Monthly Stableford on Saturday.

He signed for 38 points, six ahead of runner-up Callum Chamberlain (11).

Liam Walsh (15) was third with 31 points.