Only fools and horses allowed on first tee at Bognor? Luvvly jubbly!

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Del Boy has taken over as the new captain at Bognor Regis Golf Club.

Del Boy has taken over as the new captain at Bognor Regis Golf Club.

Derek Dady had a day that could only be described as luvvly jubbly as he took on his new role.

He arrived for his drive-in in a specially-designed Reliant Robin escorted by Rodney, Boycee and others. But he stopped short of promising that this time next year, everyone at the club would be millionaires.

A large crowd watched him tee off and this was followed by a shotgun four-ball better-ball competition with 144 members taking part.

Winners were Don McCloud and Trevor Ridges with 42 points on countback ahead of Gary Embleton and Dave Grover.

Third were Norman Lee and Ian Pettie with 41 points on countback from Andy Weir and Dan Keats in fourth.

There were also prizes for those that had had better days – Den Burgess and Bob Mortlock with 21 points and Bill Chick (president) and Bob Field with 18.

The ladies’ four-ball better-ball competition was in the afternoon over ten holes.

Sue Crossen and Debbie Fenton won with 23 points. Second were Wendy Johnson and Heather Tidy with 22 on countback. Nearest the pin winner was Marge Fenwick.

Jon Scott provided the music for the captain’s welcoming party, attended by 170 members and guests.

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