Hsywards Heath Golf Club held their annual Darts Marathon on Thursday 13th March, organised by the Rotary Club of Cuckfield and Lindfield.
This event is a fast action game, where the emphasis is on the speed of darts thrown rather than accuracy, with triples counting as single scores.
Why is it that when you want a triple you can’t get one, but when they don’t count you get loads? It is a game which pits the skills of the men against those of the ladies, whilst raising money for the Captain’s Charity. This year the Captain’s have chosen the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance as their charity.
Half of the money raised during the event will go to the Air Ambulance and the other half split between the Rotary’s chosen charities for the year, St Peter and St James Continuing Care Hospice and Chestnut Tree House, a hospice for local children.
The evening was great fun, with the chef cooking up a wonderful curry for everyone. However, the ladies struggled to reach the board in the first round and it was then realised that the board had been too far away and so was moved forward for the men – well, we couldn’t have them struggling, could we?
The men’s teams were about even and scored around 8,000 in each session, making a total of 16,093 in all. The ladies’ second team faired a little better, scoring over 9,000 during their round but the ladies could only score 13,455 in total.
Well done to the men and well done to everyone for raising much needed funds for all the benefiting charities.
The Rotary have been running this event for over 15 years now and have raised well over £100,000 for various charities.
Report and picture contributed by Janice Brooks, Haywards Heath Golf Club Ladies Section.