There will be no electricity supply at the Club today from 8:30am - 12:30pm as UK Power Networks carry out essential maintenance to overhead power cables near the Golf Club.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
Following the successful launch of the Club's new Flexible 'Lawrie' membership earlier in 2017, Rookery Park is now launching two new membership categories aimed at the occasional golfer. The new Flexible 'Arthur' points scheme incorporates all the benefits of the 'Lawrie' points scheme at a reduced cost. For £250 you can now join Rookery Park and play any day of the week (subject to course restrictions), obtain an official CONGU Handicap, play in competitions, sign in guests, plus the ability to represent the Club in friendly matches. This new scheme is ideal if you work away for long periods of time, or have family commitments.
The Club is also launching a new Sunday PM (from 1:00pm) membership scheme. For only £160 you can play unlimted golf on a Sunday Afternoon (subject to course restrictions). And unlike other similar schemes, if the course is unavailable due to a 36 hole competition, Sunday PM members can play our par 3 course at no extra cost.
Rookery Park Golf Club Seniors Open (Roy Stevens Trophy)
18 pairs from across Norfolk & Suffolk took part in the Club's Senior Pairs Open for the Roy Stevens Trophy. Despite the on/off drizzle, scoring was pretty good.
Winners for the second year in a row were I Wheeldon & R Walters (Woodbridge & Diss GC's) with an excellent score of 43 points. Runners-up were Paul Gardiner & Philip Godbold (Rookery Park), they beat A Middle & G Horsfield (Seckford & Rushmere), and S Reeve & E Gillett (Woodbridge & Seckford) on a count back.
Nearest the pin prizes went to Bryan Holder (9th) & Allan Holmes (16th)
Following three long days, all 18 greens on the main course have now had the following work carried out. Hollow Coring, Scarification (Using the Graden), Direct Injection of Kiln Dried Sand with Bent Seed, and Top Dressing Applied. A massive thank you to the following volunteers, without their help the work would still be taking place.
David Eckersley, Carole Bostock, David Kent, Steve Whiteside, David Porter, Peter Bunn, Stuart Punt, Jayne George, Chris Weldon, Bob McGill, Ralph Flatt, Kenny Sansom, John Pawsey, Graham Shillings, Mike Chaplin, Kevin Titchiner, and last but by no means least, Trevor Gooch. As you can see from the pictures below, the work was very physical and I know that a few of the volunteers were 'feeling it' afterwards.
A big thank you to our Greens Staff, who all stayed on to ensure that the job was completed.
Alfie Halil wins Suffolk Open at Rookery Park
16 year old Alfie Halil from Flempton, became the youngest Suffolk Open champion for 36 years on Sunday with a one shot victory over Bramford Golf Centre Professional Brad Wilkins. Third place went to Rookery Park's Luke Thompson, with James Biggs (Diss) 4th and Calvin Sherwood (Rookery Park) 5th.
A full report can be read here
Following a heavy overnight thunderstorm, the course held up superbly as a field of 59 took part in the Fishing Samck & Jubilee Cup, a Suffolk Golf Union Order of Merit Event. This year players came from across England, with 2 players from Hainault Forest, 1 from Clacton-on-Sea, and 1 (Gary Robson) from Stoney Holme GC in Carlisle.
In the Jubilee Cup, (Scratch) Habebul Islam (Ipswich) had a 2 shot lead over County Captain Jack Cardy, (Hintlesham) and Michael Gee (Bury St Edmunds), after shhoting an excellent 1 under par 71. In the afternoon a 9 on the par 4 6th put paid to any chance Hab had of winning the scratch prize, leaving the door open for Jack to return another gross 73 and win the trophy by two shots from Rookery Parks Calvin Sherwood. Third place on 149 was another Rookery player Luke Thompson.
In the Fishing Smack,(Handicap) the competition was dominated by Rookery Park members. Rising junior star Ben Newman had rounds of nett 70 and 71 to edge Kevin Roe (142) by one shot. Third place went to Kevin Fitzgerald with 146, Kevin edged Geoff Edwards on a count back.
Nearest the pin prizes in the morning went to Richard Boon (4th), and Steve Cocca (11th). In the afternoon nearest prizes went to Kevin Fitzgerald (9th) and Danny Perring (Gorleston) (14th).
Rookery Park Golf Club Junipr Open Start Times Friday 4th August
The start times for Friday's Rookery Park Junior Open have just been published, please click on the button below.
The Club's Stenson team had a tricky 3rd round home tie against a strong Hintlesham team on Saturday. The Hintlesham team featured County 1st Team Captain Jack Cardy, as well as current Suffolk Open Champion Sam Debenham. Rookery Non-playing Captain Chris Soanes was just about able to field his strongest line up (minus Neil Davey). There was nothing to choose between the two evenly matched sides at lunch, after the morning foursomes finished 2 - 2. In the afternoon singles, Chris as expected sent Club Champion Calvin Sherwood out first, Calvin delivered a superb 6 & 4 victory to give Rookery the platform they were looking for. Wins for Jack Blowers (2 up) and Luke Thompson (3 & 1), gave Rookery the perfect start leaving the remaining 5 players needing only 2 points for victory. In-form Junior Captain Conal Downing had the unenviable task of playing +3 Jack Cardy, Conal produced some superb golf to record a famous 2 & 1 victory and at the same time put rookery firmly in the driving seat. There were defeats for Phil Hetherington, Guy Mummery, and Craig Bloodworth, leaving Andy Coleman to come up with the decisive point and take Rookery through to the semi-final. Andy did not disappoint winning the final singles match comfortably 5 & 4.
Rookery now face holders Woodbridge in the semi-final at Halesworth GC on Saturday 12th August.
New Social Media Policy for Members Introduced
The Main Board of Rookery Park last night approved that from 1st February 2017 the following new Social Media Policy will be implemented.
Please see the new policy below.