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Captains charity 2022 - Update

As the Captains from 2022, we were invited to attend an open evening at the TWMH on
8th June 2023. This was a formal opening of the new facilities which are now in use at the
hospital and which have been largely funded by our charitable donations. The evening was
attended by Tarporley’s local MP Edward Timpson, the TWMH trustees, and the adult
therapy and paediatric therapy teams as well as members of Tarporley’s local community.

TWMH is now part of the Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, and is
being used to provide therapies and services into our local community.

We were able to meet and discuss with the therapy teams and to see the difference that
the funded equipment has made to the work of the teams. We were so pleased, and
somewhat overwhelmed with the response from everybody at the hospital, who told us
repeatedly how grateful everyone was for the massive contribution from Portal golf club
and what a difference it is making and will make for treatment in the future.

Our funding has enabled TWMH to be equipped with specialist machines, that would not
normally be provided by the NHS.

Specifically, our funding has been used in the following areas ;

Adult therapy, focussed on stroke rehabilitation and neuromuscular disorders - the
purchase of a specialist exercise tread mill, a specialist exercise bicycle and parallel bars
for supported walking.

Paediatric therapy - focussed on cystic fibrosis, neuromuscular disorders and disability -
the purchase of a vibration plate machine (specifically for cystic fibrosis), specialist
exercise tread mill and specialist exercise bicycle.

Mental health therapy - a counselling room, decorated and fully furnished.
The above areas and treatment rooms have also been fully renovated and re decorated,
which our funding has also significantly helped.

Please see below a series of photographs which show the new facilities and equipment.
A massive thank you to you all for all your support in 2022, it is great to see the funds
raised being used to make a difference in our local community and to some of our

Best Wishes
Rob and Andrea
Immediate Past Captains

Lady Captain’s Charity Day - Yankey Doodle Trophy 2023
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Captains’ Drive-In 25th March 2023

New Captains, Sharon Tidd and Steve Rigby drove into the new golfing season at Portal recently.. The weather could have been better but it didn't deter members from playing in the Texas Scramble to win the Perry Cup and supporting the Captains' charities.

A very enjoyable day was had by all and the Captains were able to raise over £800 for their charities, Ovarian Cancer Action and Platform For Life, which provides mental health counseling for those who may not be able to financially to seek help .

Thanks to the Captains for providing welcome sausage rolls and many thanks to everyone who supported the day playing and supporting the charities, especially those who helped to raise such great amount.

Photos shown are 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizewinners, respectively;
Helen Williams, Chris Turner, Pat Roper & Andrew Stone - net 64;
Susan Wall, Rob Wilmington, Bob Crampton & Mark Hargreaves - net 64.5 and
Rhian Jones, Steve Nettleton, Jim Hayward & Neville Carr - net 67.9.
Congratulations to the winners and thanks to all who took part.

A few photos of the day can be found by clicking the link:

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Turkey Trot and Presentation 2022

The sun shone brightly for the annual Turkey Trot at Portal on Saturday, 79 members braved the cold and enjoyed the golf, mince pies and mulled wine (courtesy of management). Some excellent scores were posted and very close! After food in the clubhouse the presentation of prizes took place, including the trophies from previous major competitions during the year. Another very enjoyable day.

WInners : Irene Ross, Alan Faulkner, David Thompson & Paul Morris. net 59.8
2nd : Rosemary Lilley, John Walsh, Graham Martin & Richard Beddows. net 60.2
3rd : Lisa Daniel, Carl Wood, Sommerville Wright & Warren Cooper. net 60.6

Merry Christmas to all and Happy New Golfing Year!

Link to Presentation Photos:

Link to various photos from the day;

President’s Day 3rd September 2022

The weather turned out much better than the forecast on Saturday for the annual President's Day. Some excellent scores were posted and many congratulations to the winners :

Men: Winner : Andrew Wood - net 63
2nd : Tony Lowe - net 70
3rd : Simon Cook - net 72

Ladies: Winner : Dot Edwards - net 70
2nd : Sharon Tidd - net 71
3rd : Angela Forsyth - net 74

Mixed Stableford : Winner : Irene Ross - 40pts
2nd : Mike McNally - 37 pts (CB)

Nearest the Pin (17th): Sharaon Tidd
Nearest the Pin in 2 (12th) : David Mitchell.

Prizes will be presented at the rearranged President;s Evening and photos of the day can be found using the following link:

Lady Captain, Andrea held two competitions on her day this year, the main 18 hole Stableford qualifier to win the trophy and a 10 hole fun competition.

The sun peeped in and out but all enjoyed the day with gifts, cakes and drinks courtesy of Lady Captain. Rhian Jones won the main event with an amazing 42 points just pushing Daphne Earl into 2nd place with 41pts. Nearest the Pin was Rhian Jones and Nearest the Line was Lyn Crawford with a drive finishing 1 cm away from the line!

Winner of the 10 hole comp was Lisa Daniel (26pts) and runner-up Jane Cooke 21pts. Nearest the Pin was Val Hughes.

Winner of the men's prize was President, Neil Tidd with Vice-Captain Steve Rigby collecting the prize for Nearest the Pin.

Some great scores and many congratulations to the winners.

Afternoon tea was served in the clubhouse after the competition along with the prizegiving. Many thanls to Lady Captain Andrea for a very enjoyable day.

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Mr Captain, Rob was fairly lucky with the weather for his Captain's Days last week. On Wednesday, a good turnout for the mixed Captain's Day, which was won by Graham Martin with 36pts on a countback from Will Reid. Nearest the Pin was Colin Pulman and Nearest the Pin in 2 was James Cannon.

On Saturday, the Captain's Trophy was won by John Verdin with a great 39pts beating Paul Bertenshaw who posted 36pts. Nearest the Pin was Chris Turner and Nearest the Pin in 2 Andy Goodwin.

The ladies' competition was won by Susan Alexander with a fantastic 43pts, Nearest the Pin - Wei-Sum Leung and Nearest the Pin in 3 - Dot Edwards.

Congratulations to all the winners and thanks to all who played. Many thanks to Mr Captain, Rob for gifts and plying us with drinks and chocolate bars and to all who were involved in organising the day.

A pleasant evening followed with the presentation of prizes and dinner at the club.

Photos can be found by the clicking the following links:
Wednesday Captain’s Day:
Saturday Captain’s Day

Captains' Drive-In - Saturday 26th March

The Captains' Drive-In / Perry Cup was held on Saturday 26th March and was blessed with brilliant weather! Everyone enjoyed the day and the Captains were able to raise over £1000 for their charity (Tarporley Hospital). Many thanks to everyone who supported the day and especially those who helped to raise such a fantastic amount.

Unfortunately, Lady Captain was unable to play but did manage to drive off, albeit on one leg! Well done LC and many thanks for the little tinctures of spirits and chocs which you distributed around the course from your buggy !

Congratulations and well played to the winners, Irene Ross, Chris Turner, Jim Wren and Rob Camy.

Photos can be found using the following link

AGM 2022 - 28th February

The AGM took place eventually on Monday 28th February where our new President Neil Tidd was appointed and Pat Roper, our previous President stepped down after his 3 year tenure. Many thanks are due to Pat for all his hard work over this time and congratulations to Neil on his appointment.

New Captains, Andrea & Rob were also presented with their blazers and brooch & tie respectively.

Unfortunately Andrea was not able to attend the AGM but was shown on video.

Congratulations and best wishes to them for the year ahead and many thanks to past Captains Judy & Tony for their work in the previous year.

The minutes and reports can be found on the website and photos can be found using the following link.