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Clare & Yvonne smallerTo share in this weekend’s celebration of the Queen’s 90th Birthday, the Dyke ladies section continued the royal theme for their Lady Captain’s Day with everyone dressing up in patriotic outfits to keep the fun going after the party in The Mall. The golf was a team event, played off a mixture of the red, white and blue tees – and in very challenging windy conditions everyone got to know what it felt like hitting off the back tees into the wind.

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Lady Captain Clare Smith roped in all the family to help: her daughters took the team photos, and on the par 3 8th hole there was more fund raising with a ‘beat the Club Captain and Lady Captain’s hubby’ challenge, with bubbly as the reward (lots of takers there!)

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Whilst dad and in-laws helped with the Pimms and half way hut, mum was joining in the golfing fun and winning prizes (pictured above).

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The winning team was Julia Dryden, Maggie Hawkins and Sandie Dearden, pictured left with Clare as a 1950’s HRH.

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Plenty of imagination in the outfits both on and off the course (including a number of corgis), the clubhouse was set up for a street party afterwards and 55 people sat down for champagne and a sumptuous meal fit for the Queen.

Clare was thrilled to announce that over £1100 was raised for her charity, Amaze – it offers a range of support services for children with disabilities in Brighton, Hove and West Sussex.