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Captain's Page 2006

British Heart Foundation

James Shipman's Captain's Page 2006

Raising money for British Heart Foundation

I feel very honoured to have been elected as society Captain for 2006. I would like to thank Tim for his sterling efforts both on and off the golf course in 2005.

James Shipman, BUNGS Captain 2006 James Shipman, BUNGS Captain 2006

Last year Tim set and achieved some very realistic aims so here are mine. Firstly to raise  ¼ of the money that Andy Smith raised in 2004, secondly reduce my handicap by ¼ that Tim Thacker managed in 2005, finally and most importantly have fun doing the job. If I can do these I will be delighted!

Steve, with the help of the committee, has lined up an excellent menu of course once again. I hope all the places will be booked at each golf day to ensure the continued success of what must be the best golf society in the UK.

For me the highlight of the golfing year is the weekend away. This year's trip is to Southport with what must be some of the best links courses in England. I am looking forward to choosing an opposing challenging captain in the weeks ahead so if you have the bottle or know someone who may be up for it get your nomination in.

Most of you will be aware last year I had open heart surgery to correct a leaking heart valve so it will come as no surprise that my nominated charity is the British Heart Foundation. Visit for further details.

I wish you all a happy, successful and fun golfing year. 

James Shipman
BUNGS Captain 2006

Charity Total for 2006

I successfully completed my first half marathon around the Silverstone motor racing track on Sunday in 2 hours 21 minutes. The course was very exposed and windy but stayed dry. I am truly grateful to all my sponsors for this event and will endeavour to have a total figure of the amount raised as soon as possible. I expect the figure to be around £1000 from all source. Retrospective sponsorship welcome. Could anyone who has sponsored me but not yet paid please do so before the end of March. Many thanks to sponsors from Barton-under-Needwood Golf Society, staff and patients at Wetmore Road Surgery, colleagues from East Staffordshire Primary care trust and my immediate family. Thanks also to Fitness First who provided me with 1 months complimentary membership to support my efforts.

Worksop Golf Day - 3rd March 2006 £104.27
Worfield Golf Day - 31st March 2006 £69.34
Druids Heath Golf Day - 28th April 2006 £60.39
Enville Golf Day - 26th May 2006 £38.15
Southport Tour - 25th to 27th June 2006 £89.40
Chesterfield Golf Day - 27th July 2006 £43.10
Longcliffe Golf Day - 25th August 2006 £68.12
Coventry Golf Day - 21st September 2006 £57.00
Chilwell Manor Golf Day - 20th October 2006 £74.97
Aberdovey Trip - 17th & 18th November 2006 £32.00
Christmas Golf Day  £
Money from Captain's Charity half marathon £1059.00
Other donations throughout the year £100.00
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