Pauline Phillips claims top honours at Gorleston Golf Club

PUBLISHED: 21:45 02 January 2018 | UPDATED: 21:45 02 January 2018

Pictured from left to right at Gorleston Golf Club are ladies' captain, Vonnie Thornton, two representatives of East Coast Hospice and on the right Rosemary Woodhouse, ladies' treasurer. Picture: Penny Platten

Pictured from left to right at Gorleston Golf Club are ladies' captain, Vonnie Thornton, two representatives of East Coast Hospice and on the right Rosemary Woodhouse, ladies' treasurer. Picture: Penny Platten


Poor weather ensured that Gorleston Golf Club’s Maddock Tankard fourball competition was postponed for a further week.

The Ladies’ Section were able to play their Divisional Stableford followed by traditional sausage rolls and mince pies.

In Division One Pauline Phillips was first with a super 39 points with Jackie Walsh second with 36 points. Division Two; Vera Woolnough 35 points on countback from Maureen Duckett; Division Three: Andree Bloomfield 35 points with the ladies’ president Thelma Evans, second with 31 points.

Following this competition Vonnie Thornton presented representatives of the East Coast Hospice with a cheque for £2,520, being the money raised by the Ladies’ Section towards her designated charity for the year.

The winners of the Divisional Stableford on December 21 were: Division One Paul Platten with a great 39 points from Paul Finch, 38 points. Division Two: Tony Bushkes with 37 points with Fred Simeons on 34 points second.

The post Christmas Thursday Stableford was played on temporary greens resulting in some high scoring.

Division One went to Ray Pope with 40 points and in second place was Martin Pestle on 39 points.

Division Two saw Arthur Simmonds in first place with an outstanding 44 points from Tony Bushkes on 42 points.

Rugby Union: Great Yarmouth-Broadland have what looks like a decent chance to record their first win of the season in Eastern Counties One North tomorrow.

They resume their campaign following a festive break with a home match against Swaffham, the side immediately above them in the table.

Broadland have lost all 12 of their games so far but have been competitive in many games and have seven bonus points to their name.

Football: The Hadley & Ottaway Anglian Combination season resumes after a two week break tomorrow afternoon.

In the Premier Division Caister play host to Stalham while struggling Acle United travel to Wroxham Reserves looking for a win that could take them to within a point of the safety mark.

In Division Two promotion chasing Martham visit Poringland Wanderers and Acle Reserves host Wells Town while Hemsby travel to Swaffham Town Reserves in Division Three.

Other Great Yarmouth sport

Local supporters were guaranteed a good afternoon yesterday, when two bowlers with Norfolk connections came face-to-face in the final of the Just World Indoor Mixed Pairs Matchplay championship at Potters.

Friday, January 19, 2018

There was more good news for Norfolk bowls fans, when, following the success of Wayne Willgress in the open singles, his fiancee Bex Field helped Arbroath’s Darren Burnett send the defending champions Claire Johnston and Nick Brett crashing out of the quarter-finals of the mixed pairs.

Great Yarmouth Town maintained their unbeaten streak after having to dig deep into the squad with only 12 first team regulars available.

Friday, January 19, 2018

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