Veronica & Anne win Ladies Daily Mail Qualifier

Ladies Daily Mail Foursomes Qualifier Tuesday 12th September

Veronica Dawson & Anne Baker have won the ladies Daily Mail Foursomes qualifying competition. Their score of 32 points was just enough to edge Julia Calver & Debra Lowe by a point. Third place went to Rosie Earl & Kathy Holmes, they also scored 31 points losing out to Julia & Debra on a count back.

Jean shows age is no barrier

Ladies LGU Breakthrough Brooch Medal

81 year old Jean Halliday showed that she has still got the ability to compete, with a superb victory in the Ladies LGU Breakthrough Brooch medal. Jean's round of nett 71 gave her a three shot victory over Jayne George and Jenny Ives. Jayne's consolation was to take the division 1 first prize from Jenny on a count back. Runner-up in division 2 to Jean was Margaret Talbot with a nett 75. Jean also cut her handicap by 2 shots from 28 to 26.

Jean Halliday Ladies LGU Breakthrough Brooch winner 2017

Jean Halliday Ladies LGU Breakthrough Brooch winner 2017

Pagan wins his first major trophy

Seniors Club Championship Wednesday 30th August 2017

David Pagan is the new Seniors Club Champion, after scoring a gross 78 in damp drizzly conditions. After a steady outward half of 40, David had bogies at the 11th and 12th, not to be deterred he played the remaining 6 holes in level par including a birdie 3 at the 16th for his round of 78. Runner-up was Martin Scott with a gross 79, an outward half of 39 put Martin in contention for first prize, however bogies on 15 and 16 meant that Martin finished one shot off the winning score. Colin Tweddell edged Andy Crisp for 3rd place on a count back after both players scored gross 81. 

David also picked up the handicap prize with his nett 70, runner-up was Paul Gardiner with a nett 71.

David Pagan Seniors Club Champion 2017

David Pagan Seniors Club Champion 2017

Swann & Hunt Take Leighton Speake Honours

Leighton Speake Sunday 3rd September 2107

Bryan Swann & Marc Hunt combined superbly to win the last major trophy event of 2017. Their impressive score of 45 points included 3 birdies and two 2's, giving them a one point victory over runners-up Geoff Edwards & Paul Harrison. 3rd place, also with a score of 44 points were Bob McGill & Mike Penney. Andy Crisp & Alan Bidwell edged Ralph Flatt & Vice-Captain Mick Varley on a count back after both pairs returned scores of 43 points.

Marc Hunt & Bryan Swann (background)

Marc Hunt & Bryan Swann (background)

 

 

Junior Club Championship

Junior Club Championship Sunday 27th August

Junior Captain Conal Downing is the new Junior Club champion. His round of gross 76 was 8 shots clear of the rapidly improving Josh Altham. Josh edged Jarred Lansdale for 2nd place on a count back.

In the handicap cup, Josh Altham won with a magnificent nett 60. Runner-up was Jarred Lansdale with an excellent nett 66.

Left to right: Steve Whiteside (Junior Organiser) & Conal Downing

Left to right: Steve Whiteside (Junior Organiser) & Conal Downing

Soanes stars in August Sunday Medal

Gent's August Sunday Medal 27th August

Alan Soanes was the star in the gent's August Sunday Medal, Alan shot a magnificent 10 under par nett 62 to win division 2 by 6 shots. Runner-up in division 2 was Scott Randall, with Paul Gardiner in 3rd with a nett 71 on a count back.

In division 1 Kevin Blowers had a 3 shot shot victpry over Ralph Flatt, after scoring a very impressive nett 65. Third place in division 1 went to Simon West with a nett 71 on a count back.

Alan Soanes Winner of Division 2 August Sunday Medal

Alan Soanes Winner of Division 2 August Sunday Medal

Lady Captain's Day Salver

Lady Captain's Day Salver Tuesday 22nd August

Following last week's greens maintenance, Rita Mayn's Lady Captain's Day was put back a week to allow for the work to be completed. The work on the greens didn't stop Zoe Schofield from posting a very impressive score of 41 Pts, to the win the Lady Captain's Day Salver by 5 Pts from Frieda Waldron. Third with 34 Pts on a count back was Petronella Wright. All the ladies and Club President Pat Barton enjoyed a lovely hot buffet after play.

Zoe Schofield with Lady Captain Rita Mayn and Club President Pat Barton

Zoe Schofield with Lady Captain Rita Mayn and Club President Pat Barton

Golf Foundation Success for Shirley

Ladies Golf Foundation Brooch

Shirley Walding won a competitive Golf Foundation Brooch medal competition, with her score of 3 under nett 72. Runner-up was Veronica Dawson with a nett 73, with Zoe Schofield picking up thried place with a nett 74.

The ladies in division 2 found conditions a little bit trickier, as Kathy Holmes took first place with a nett 81. Margaret Talbot edged Molly Jones on a count back for 2nd place after both ladies retunred nett 82's.

Shirley Walding Winner of the Golf Foundation Brooch

Shirley Walding Winner of the Golf Foundation Brooch

Kemp finds form to win Seniors Tom Martin Bowl

Seniors Tom Martin Bowl Monday 21st August

Following month's of frustration, Glen Kemp finally returned to form to win the Seniors Tom Martin Bowl Stableford. His superb score of 43 Pts, was three clear of runner-up Brian Kay. Brian beat 3rd place Peter Clappison and 4th place Geoff Edwards on a count back. The fifth and final prize went to Paul Harrison with 38 Pts.

Glen Kemp: Winner of the Tom Martin Bowl

Glen Kemp: Winner of the Tom Martin Bowl

 

 

Captain's Day Texas Scramble

Captain's Texas Scramble Sunday 20th August 2017

A beautiful albeit chilly morning, greeted the 100 players who took part in Captain Stuart Punt's Captain's Day Texas Scramble competition. Following the intensive work carried out to the greens earlier in the week, the scoring held up well. The team of Lee Humphreys, Greg Burgess, Shaun Winney, & Steve Baldwin had 12 birdies on no bogies in their round of nett 52. Runners-up were the team of Kevin Fitzgerald, Stephen Morris, Daniel Fish, & Billy Donachie, they edged the team of John Pawsey, Russell Ritchie, Rees Ritchie, & Ross Ritchie on a count back, after both returned scores of nett 52.4.

Nearest the Pin prizes went to Peter (Sticky) Bunn (9th). Pat Barton (14th), and Lee Godbold (16th)

Players were then treated to either a Cheese Burger or Chicken Goujon Bagette after play.

Left to Right: Greg Burgess, Steve Baldwin, Stuart Punt (Club Captain), Shaun Winney, & Lee Humphreys

Left to Right: Greg Burgess, Steve Baldwin, Stuart Punt (Club Captain), Shaun Winney, & Lee Humphreys

 

Warner Cup Success for Matt

Warner Cup/Poppy Appeal Medal Sunday 6th August

Matt Sherlock is the Warner Cup/Poppy Appeal Medal winner fro 2017. He shot a superb round of gross 77 (nett 67), to beat runner-up the in-form Karl Bowler and Luke Thompson by a shot. On a day conducive to good scoring, Steve Cocca picked up 4th place on a count back from Andy Crisp and Jon Fisher. All three players returning scores of nett 70.

The day was also about raising money for the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal, £2.50 per player from entry fees raised £217.50 for the appeal.

Matt Sherlock with his Poppy Appeal Medal

Matt Sherlock with his Poppy Appeal Medal

Diane Hits Top Form

Ladies Diamond Jubilee Cup and Vets & Fives Stableford

It has been a great couple of weeks for Diane Spall, with back to back wins in the Ladies Diamond Jubilee Cup Stableford and in the Vets section of the Ladies Vets & Fives Stableford. In the Diamond Jubilee Cup, Diane had a three point victory over runners-up Margery Keable and Pat Powell. In the Vets Stableford Diane beat Pat Powell into second place again, this time on a count back after both ladies scored 34 points. In the Fives Stableford (Ladies under 70), the winner was Shirley Walding with a superb score of 41 points, runner-up with 39 points was Julia Calver.

Diane Spall: Winner Diamond Jubilee Cup & Vets Stableford

Diane Spall: Winner Diamond Jubilee Cup & Vets Stableford

Tegan wins high quality Challenge Case Medal

Lowestoft Challenge Case Medal (Ladies)

After concentrating on her studies, Tegan Arlow was back on the golf course in her first competition since April. The break has not diminished her apetite for success as she won Tuesday's Lowestoft Challenge Case medal. Tegan's score of nett 72 (3 under CSS) was one clear of runner-up Carole Bostock, and 3rd place Julia Calver. Kathy Holmes was the division 2 winner with her score of nett 78, one clear of Lyn Lay and 2 clear of Lady captain Rita Mayn. 

Tegan Arlow, winner Lowestoft Challenge Case Medal

Tegan Arlow, winner Lowestoft Challenge Case Medal

Larkin Cup Success for Greg & Alan

Larkin Cup Sunday 23rd July 2017

Sunday's Larkin Cup was again a very close competition with three players tied on nett 69, Greg Smart-Burgess edged Alan Bidwell & Karl Bowler on the back 9 for victory. Alan made up for the disappointment in missing out on victory by holing his tee shot on the par 3 9th, well done Alan. Fourth place went to Richard Boon with a nett 70, Richard edged 5th place Jon Symon on a count back.

George & Rees take Brancaster Prize

Royal West Norfolk Ladie Open Wed 5th July 2017

 Jayne George and Hannah Rees were in the field of 30 pairs in the Royal West Norfolk Ladies Open on Wednesday 5th July. Ladies from across East Anglia took part, playing Foursomes Stableford on a challenging course.

  When the ladies registered and were given their card, the organiser wished them "Good Luck" round this course with just 9 shots! Fortunately they did have good luck and came in with 41 points three points clear of second place.

Left to Right: Hannah Rees & Jayne George

Left to Right: Hannah Rees & Jayne George

Holmes stars in Ladies Closed Meeting

Ladies Closed Meeting Tuesday 27th June 2017

A stunning nett 64 gave Kathy Holmes a 7 shot victory in division 3 of the Ladies Closed Championship. Lyn Lay also produced her best golf of the year to secure 2nd place in division3 with a nett 71. Kathy also cut her handicap by four shots from 30 to 26 in the process. Divisions 1 and 2 were much contests, with Judy Taylor edging Veronica Dawson in division 1 on a count back after both ladies returned nett 76's. In division 2 Jenny Ives also won on a count back, edging Petronella Wright after both returned nett 77's.

Judy Taylor also picked up the lowest gross prize (84)

Kathy Holmes

Kathy Holmes

Club Championship & Millennium Bowl

Club Championship & Millennium Bowl Sunday 25th June

With conditions just about perfect for 36 holes of golf, 49 players did battle in the Rookery Park Golf Club Club Championship on Sunday. The morning 18 showed that honesty and integrity are golfs defining qualities, as Luke Thompson (one of the favourites) called a penalty on himself after discovering he had 15 clubs in his bag. Luke put the 2 stroke penalty behind him to record a gross 75 and trail Calvin Sherwood by 3 shots and Graeme Brown by 1 shot. The afternoon round was basically a shoot out between Luke and Calvin, as Graeme could not maintain his form in a round of 80. Calvin gained the initiative with a birdie at the 1st in the afternoon to stretch his lead to 4 however a tiple bogey 7 on the 6th for Calvin reduced the deficit to 1. Luke birdied the par 5 7th to draw level showing all his renouned fighting spirit. A par for Calvin on the 8th to Luke's bogey saw Calvin take a one shot lead going into the back 9. Calvin then showed the form  of the previous day's Stenson team victory, with three birdies on the spin (10, 11, & 12) to put the contest beyong Luke. 2 late bogies on 13 and 18 did not prevent Calvin from lifting the Club Championship Trophy with a score of 145 to Luke's 148. Graeme Brown held on for third with a score of 154.

In the Millennium Bowl (Handicap), Andy Hetherington produced the round of his life in the morning to come in with a stunning nett 64, to lead Graeme Brown  by 5 shots. Kevin Fitzgerald was handily placed after his nett 70. In the afternoon, Andy managed to keep his composure to record a nett 74 in the afternoon, to give him a 2 shot victory (nett 138) over Kevin who matched his morning nett 70 in the afternoon. Third place in the Millennium Bowl went to Ian Foxton, with 2 rounds of nett 71.

A big thank you to John Pawsey and Jim Braniff for acting as starters, and to Mick Varley for his help in running the scoring desk.

Left to Right: Calvin Sherwood, Mick Varley (Vice-Captain), & Andy Hetherington

Left to Right: Calvin Sherwood, Mick Varley (Vice-Captain), & Andy Hetherington

High Scoring Mixed Open

Rookery Park GC Mixed Open

The recent Mixed Open was well supported and saw some high scoring. The winners were Mike Draper & Becky Draper from Diss with 46 Pts, they edged Mike Gamble & Mary Gamble from Bawburgh on a count back. The prize for the best Rookery Park pair for the second year in a row went to Jim and Lorna Stather with another fantastic score of 47 Pts.

Jim & Lorna Stather 

Jim & Lorna Stather