A lady golfer stole the show after a Dorset care home turned its garden into a miniature course specially for Father’s Day.
Residents at Colten Care’s Brook View in West Moors were invited to celebrate the annual day for dads by working their way round the nine holes and enjoying a glass of bubbly or beer at the end.
The course, brought along and assembled by James Englefield of mobile crazy golf provider Golf Craziness, proved a compelling draw among both men and women at the home.
As players went around, during the morning and afternoon, there were cheers whenever the ‘hole in one’ bell rang out.
Once scores were tallied up, the champion was declared to be Pamela Roberts, a one-time avid golfer.
After James presented her with a winner’s hamper, a ‘Brook View’s Top Golfer’ trophy and a first-place rosette, Pamela said:
“’It was a great day that brought back many happy memories and I enjoyed the bubbles at the tenth hole.”
Fellow resident Derrick Fuller was runner-up and said afterwards: “I really enjoyed my Father’s Day and I am shocked that I came second as I’ve never played golf before.”
Third place went to Joan Campbell who had retired to her room before the prize ceremony, so Companionship Team member Jo Vardy presented her with her third-place rosette later on.
Jo said: “Joan was quite emotional and surprised by her third place. It was lovely to see her feel so proud of what she achieved.”
Jo added: “We ran a morning and afternoon session so all residents who wanted to play would have plenty of time to have a go.
“Many of them played golf in the past and it didn’t take long before we heard mention of essential terms such as ‘hole in one’, ‘birdie’ and ‘eagle’.
“There were smiles all round and lots of laughter among our residents and their families who took part as well.
“We congratulate everyone who played and especially the amazing Pamela for proving that women can beat men at golf, even on Father’s Day.
“A great day was had by all and after visiting the tenth hole for some bubbly or Colten Care’s very own beer everybody was ready for a well-deserved rest. Our thanks go to James for bringing his mobile set-up over for us.”