Foxton & Nolloth bow out of Daily Mail Foursomes

Daily Mail Foursomes 3rd Round

James Nolloth & Ian Foxton the Club's representatives in the gent's Daily Mail Foursomes, went down by 4 & 2 away at Great Yarmouth & Caister GC on Tuesday 9th May. Ian & James were surprised when PDC darts start Mervyn King (world number 20 & number 17 on the PDC pro tour) was one of their opponents, along with ex-senior golf professional Barry Wortley. As well as having home advantage, Mervyn & Barry received two shots making the Rookery pair's job even harder. Despite a valliant effort, Ian & James could not progress into the 4th round. According to James, Mervyn was 'a genuinely nice chap and good company' who drove and putted very well. 

Suffolk Junior Team Championship

Suffolk Junior Team Championship 2nd Round

The Club's juniors progressed into the 3rd round of the Suffolk Golf Union Junior Team Championship, following a convincing 109 - 95 win over a strong Flempton side. The Rookery team of Conal Downing, Ben Newman & Jarred Lansdale performed solidly against an experienced Flempton side containing 2 Suffolk U'18 players. 

The team have been given another home tie in round three against Ipswich, who overcome Diss in their 2nd round tie.

The Rookery Park & Flempton Juniors line up before their 2nd round tie.

The Rookery Park & Flempton Juniors line up before their 2nd round tie.

Father & Son Combination wins the Fred Turrell Foursomes

Fred Turrell Foursomes Sunday 30th April 2017

Father and son combination of Roger & Richard Boon made up for just missing out on the Family Greensome Trophy, by winning the the Fred Turrell Foursomes Trophy. On a day when the majority of the field found scoring difficult, Roger & Richard fought of the defending champions Jon Fisher & Paul Soloman and Roger Hutton & Glen Kemp to win on a count back, all three pairs scored 36 Pts. Fourth place went to the in-form Geoff Edwards and Paul Harrison, with another in-form player Gerry Hardiman picking up fifth place with Keith Shales.

Groves & Thompson win Thursday April Stableford

April Thursday Stableford 27th April 2017

Luke Thompson & Billy Groves were the division 1 and 2 winners of the April Thursday Stableford. Scoring was particularly good an a bright and calm day, with Luke taking advantage to score 40 Pts and beat Guy Mummery by three points in division 1. In division 2, Billy scored 38 Pts to edge Elliot George into second place by one point.

Billy Groves: Division 2 winner April Thursday Stableford

Billy Groves: Division 2 winner April Thursday Stableford

Ladies Progress in Suffolk Senior Jubilee Shield

Suffolk Ladies County Golf Association Senior Jubilee Shield Pre-Lim Round Thursday 27th April

Rookery Park Ladies team won 8up in the preliminary round against Ufford Park Golf Club. It was a hard fought match and the ladies put in a fantastic effort to get us through to the 1st round. Next round is against Brett Vale at home.

Thank you to everyone who played and supported the team. 

Thanks and regards

Julia Calver Non-Playing Team Captain

Left to Right: Judy Taylor, Rosie Earl, Wendy Sherwood, Shirley Walding, Rita Mayn (Lady Captain), Julia Calver (Non-Playing Captain), Freida Waldron, Pat Powell, Jenny Ives, & Yvonne Maclean.

Left to Right: Judy Taylor, Rosie Earl, Wendy Sherwood, Shirley Walding, Rita Mayn (Lady Captain), Julia Calver (Non-Playing Captain), Freida Waldron, Pat Powell, Jenny Ives, & Yvonne Maclean.

Woods & Weale take John Emerson Prize

John Emerson Greensome Sunday 23rd April 2017

Mike Woods & Alan Weale have secured their first major trophies at Rookery Park, they scored an impressive 44 Pts to win the John Emerson Greensome by 4 points from runners-up Bo Bidle & Gerry Hardiman. Third place went to Scott Coleman & Kevin Snowling, they edged Richard Doddington & Bryan Swann, and James Hogg & Steve Morris on a count back after all three pairs scored 39 Pts . It was also a good day for Andy Crisp, as he scored his first ever competitive Hole in One during the competition. Andy aced the 4th with a 3 hybrid

Well done Andy.

John Emerson Greensome Winners: Alan Weale & Mike Woods

John Emerson Greensome Winners: Alan Weale & Mike Woods

Andy Crisp 'Hole in One' 4th Hole during the John Emerson Greensome

Andy Crisp 'Hole in One' 4th Hole during the John Emerson Greensome

LAGS (Local Alliance Golf Society)

LAGS Thursday 13th April 2017

The 6th and final Local Alliance Golf Society fixture took place at Rookery on Thursday 13th April, a large field of 116 players from Rookery Park, Gorleston, and Bungay golf clubs took part with Rookery Park pairs having a successful day. Winners on the day were Jim Macmillan & Bernie Allen with 42 Pts, they were in the 5th group out and fully expected their score to be bettered due to the conditions however, the next best score was 41 Pts from G Carter & A Woodcock from Gorleston. Third place also went to another Gorleston pair, B Richardson & C Grant with 41 Pts. The fourth and fifth placed prizes went to Rookery Park's Bryan Cook & Bryan Holder (4th) and Roger Boon & Billy Donachie (5th). Nearest the pin prizes were M Soards (9th) and J Robinson (16th).

Rookery Park's Geoff Edwards & Paul Harrison made it a very successful day for Rookery Park with victory in the season long Benny Goodman Trophy. The best 5 pairs scores are added together to find the overall winner. Geoff & Paul scored 204 points over 5 rounds, which is an impressive average of 40.8 per round.

LAGS Benny Goodman Trophy Winners Geoff Edwards & Paul Harrison

LAGS Benny Goodman Trophy Winners Geoff Edwards & Paul Harrison

Ted Swann 4BBB Medal

Ted Swann 4BBB Medal Sunday 16th April 2017

Easter Sunday's Ted Swann 4BBB Medal saw some top quality golf from a number of pairs, with players taking advantage of the benign conditions and super smooth greens. The winners with a superb nett 65 were Anthony Smith & Steve Morris, they were one shot clear of runners-up Tevor Gooch & Bob McGill. Third and fourth place pairs Lee Humphreys & Kelly Gooch, and Simon Goldsmith & Jon Fisher also had scores of nett 66. Guy Mummery & Luke Thompson just missed out on the prizes despite an impressive nett 67 which include Guy driving through the green on the 16th hole!

Ted Swann Winners 2017: Steve Morris & Anthony Smith

Ted Swann Winners 2017: Steve Morris & Anthony Smith

Jermy takes first 'Major' of 2017

R V Fisher Memorial Medal Friday 14th April 2017

The Club's first major individual medal of 2017, the R V Fisher was held on its traditional Good Friday date. 96 players took part on bright albeit cool Friday morning. Tom Jermy produced the round of the day (nett 67) to beat runner-up Gerry Moore (nett 70) by three shots. Third place also with a nett 70 was recently appointed Tolly Captain Matt Sherlock, with Daniel George edging James Hogg for 4th place after both players had returned scores of nett 71. 

Mark Henderson with his gross 77 has taken the early initiative in the Club's Order of Merit competition.

Tom Jermy R V Fisher Winner 2017

Tom Jermy R V Fisher Winner 2017

Lombard PGA Trophy Medal

Lombard PGA Trophy Medal Sunday 9th April

Martin McColgan has won the Club's Lombard PGA Trophy qualifying medal for the second time in three years. Martin's impressive round of nett 67 was 4 shots clear of runner-up Bryan Swann, also finishing with a nett 71 was Matt Freeman. Fouth, fifth, and sixth placed Paul Durrant, Kelly Gooch, and Jon Fisher all recorded scores of nett 72.

Martin has now qualified to play with Club Professional Gary Kitley in the East Region qualifying event at Thetford GC on Thursday 29th June.

Martin McColgan (right) pictured with Club Captain Stuart Punt

Martin McColgan (right) pictured with Club Captain Stuart Punt

 

Cook & Randall show early season form

Gent's April Sunday Medal

Rob Cook and Scott Randall were the division 1 and 2 winners of the gent's April Sunday Medal, Rob's superb round of nett 68 could have been even better had he not bogied his last two holes (17th & 18th), runner-up to Rob was Sean Pike with a nett 69. Sean also bogied his last two holes (8th & 9th) but still managed to edge Simon Howes on a count back. In division 2 Scott just edged Tom Jermy on a count back after both players recorded nett 70's.

Rob 'Cappuccino' Cook

Rob 'Cappuccino' Cook

Rookery Ladies win 2015/17 Winter League Trophy

Rookery Park Ladies are the 2015/17 Winter League Champions

The Club's ladies are the Winter League Champions for 2015/17. Matches are played from September to November against Bungay, Diss, Gorleston, Halesworth and Southwold. Matches are played home and away over a two year period, each match consists of three pairs (low hcp, mid hcp, and high hcp) playing Greensome matchplay with points awarded for each win. The Rookery team has been varied throughout the two year campaign, woth 18 ladies representing the Club at various stages. 

Left to Right: Marie Yapp, Lyn Lay, Kathy Holmes, Julia Calver, Juliet Haley, Margaret Talbot, Jean Halliday, Ann Baker, Carol Brown, Judy Taylor, Rita Mayn, Pat Powell, Veronica Dawson, Jenny Ives, Chris Stafford, Yvonne Maclean, Carol Pike, Petronella Wright.

Left to Right: Marie Yapp, Lyn Lay, Kathy Holmes, Julia Calver, Juliet Haley, Margaret Talbot, Jean Halliday, Ann Baker, Carol Brown, Judy Taylor, Rita Mayn, Pat Powell, Veronica Dawson, Jenny Ives, Chris Stafford, Yvonne Maclean, Carol Pike, Petronella Wright.

Captain's Drive-In

Captain's Drive-In Sunday 26th March 2017

Despite it being Mother's Day, over 100 players took part and supported new Club Captain Stuart Punt for his Drive-in competition. A lovely sunny day was conducive to good scoring (as well as a drink and sausage roll provded by Stuart), with the in-form Ian Foxton and Harry Cook recording a very inpressive 45 points in the Guildford Greensome format to win the competition by three points. Runners-up on a count back were Mark Elmy & Barry Branch, just edging Phil Hetherington & Steve Whiteside into third place. Forth, also on a count back with 41 Pts were Luke Thompson & Tom Pettifer, just edging Nigel Wigg & Kevin Snowling. Nearest the Pin prizes went to Andy Crisp (9th), Guy Mummery (14th) & Tom Pettifer (3rd).

Left to Right: I Foxton, S Punt (Captain), & H Cook

Left to Right: I Foxton, S Punt (Captain), & H Cook

Stuart dressed as plumber Mario for his drive-in off the 15th tee

Stuart dressed as plumber Mario for his drive-in off the 15th tee

Captain's Drive-Out Texas Scramble

Captain's Drive-Out Texas Scramble Sunday 19th March

A lovely bright but breezy morning greeted the 100+ golfers who took part in Martin Scott's last competition as Club Captain. The Texas Scramble format is always popular as it gives the teams plenty of opportunity to score a few birdies and eagles. The winners with a superb score of nett 51.6 were the team of Conal Downing, Reece Ritchie, Ross Ritchie, and Russell Ritchie. Runners-up with nett 52.4 were the team of Paul Durrant, Paul Gardiner, Ray Constantine, and Mike Chaplin. Third place were the team of Steve Whiteside, Matt Freeman, Steve Powell, and Julian Peak with nett 53.8. With the team of Jack Blowers, Guy Mummery, Calvin Sherwood, and Neal Davey in 4th with their score of 54.0. Nearest the pin prizes went to, 4th Glen Kemp, 9th Darren Theaker, 11th Jack Blowers, 14th Keith Shales, and 16th in 2 Trevor Gooch. 

Following the prize presentation Martin gave a speech in his own unique style, thanking members for their support over the last year. Martin is a bit of a whizz when it comes to the technology side of things, and he used some sound bites via the PA system to add a little bit of humour to the speech.

Left to Right: Reece Ritchie, Roos Ritchie, Martin Scott, Russell Ritchie, and Conal Downing

Left to Right: Reece Ritchie, Roos Ritchie, Martin Scott, Russell Ritchie, and Conal Downing

2 in a row for Carole

Weekend Ladies March Stableford & Ladies March Stableford

Carole Bostock continued her excellent early season form with two victories in four days. On Saturday Carol won the Weekend Ladies March Stableford with her score of 30 points, then on Tuesday she won division 1 in the Ladies March Stableford with a score of 33 points. Lorna Stather finished runner-up to Carole on Saturday, with Veronica Dawson runner-up to Carole on Tuesday. In division 2 of the ladies March Stableford Diane Spall picked up first prize from Lady Captain Carol Brown.

 

 

Barber & Coleman 2 Ball Scramble Champions

2 Ball Texas Scramble Sunday 12th March 2017

Andy Coleman & Dwayne Barber continued their early season form by winning the 2 Ball Texas Scramble. Their score of nett 60.4 was .6 clear of runners-up Bo Bidle & Micky Dolan. Third place went to Dan Bolton& Phil Hetherington with 61.7. Gordon MAclean & Graeme Brown edged Guy Mummery & Jack Blowers on a count back for 4th place after both pairs returned scores of nett 62.1.

Full results can be seen on the Club's Howdidido web page www.howdidido.com

Left to Right: Andy Coleman, Martin Scott (Club Captain), & Dwayne Barber

Left to Right: Andy Coleman, Martin Scott (Club Captain), & Dwayne Barber

Ladies March Medal

Ladies March Medal Tuesday 7th March

Carole Bostock & Diane Spall were the division 1 and 2 winners of the ladies March Medal. Following a few days of wet weather the course was playing very long with little or no run on the ball. Carole won division 1 with a nett 81, 2 shots clear of Julia Calver and 3 clear of Jenny Ives. In division 2 Diane (nett 83) had a 4 shot victory over Margaret Talbot, with Lady Captain Carol Brown picking up third place.

Shillings & Nicholls Take Bogey Honours

Winter Bogey Sunday 26th February 2017

Graham Shillings and Phillip Nicholls were the division 1 and 2 winners in Sunday's Winter Bogey. Conditions were excellent as the 80 players did battle in what is regarded as one of the toughest forms of golf. Graham won a tight division 1 on count back from Anthony Smith, Brian Poppy and Kevin Fitzgerald, after all four had returned scores of 2 up. In division 2 Phillip also came in with 2 up to edge Trevor Gooch by 1. Third place in division 2 went to Mick Henwood.

Graham Shillings Division 1 Winner Winter Bogey

Graham Shillings Division 1 Winner Winter Bogey

Phillip Nicholls Division 2 Winner Winter Bogey

Phillip Nicholls Division 2 Winner Winter Bogey