Weekly Club News November 19thNovember 19, 2018
This week we welcomed new Club Captain Chris Watson at the AGM on Thursday evening. He was presented with his green jacket and club tie by outgoing Captain Stuart Steverson, as many members looked on. His first duty was to host the Drive – In, which took place on Sunday. It began with a morning competition and was followed by all the new Captains teeing off together from the Putting Green. Finally they enjoyed Sunday Lunch with members and supporters. The Clubhouse was again busy on Friday evening when Ryan Wingate, Club Professional, and Ian Dell held a Rules Night to inform golfers of the changes for next year.
However the most exciting news this week was to see the club featured on the Tuesday evening BBC Look East programme. Following a previous interview with 3 Counties Radio, Club Chairman Keith Pitts was again explaining how delighted the Club are to find that we are probably the Oldest 18 hole course in England. Though many of the early traditions have moved on, we still enjoy great golf with remarkable views and share a passion to encourage new golfers, young and old alike.
Meanwhile this week’s golf has been played in extraordinary weather conditions. On Sunday Paul Noonan won the Stableford with 39 points, followed by Lee Bonney with 38. The Seward family celebrated the Medals on Thursday, as both Sid and Josie won in their respective competitions. Sid came in with a stunning nett 63, just ahead of Alan Evans with nett 64. The Seniors Winter League continues with Sam Wallace winning on Friday, scoring 42 points, followed by John Johnson with 38, whilst new Senior Captain Steve Ogilvie scored 36 on count back from Past Senior Captain, Keith Taylor. The Saturday Medals were won by Jonathan Mowatt, with a nett 65 on countback from Chris Kivotos, and Denise Moody, with a nett 75, followed by Tracey Parsons in second place.