Gorleston golfers enjoy the sunshine in Autumn competitions

PUBLISHED: 09:41 29 September 2017

Jan Parsons (left)  with Gorleston Ladies' captain Vonnie Thornton. Picture: Penny Platten

Jan Parsons (left) with Gorleston Ladies' captain Vonnie Thornton. Picture: Penny Platten


There was been beautiful weather at last for competitors at Gorleston Golf Club who played in the Autumn Cup competitions.

On Sunday, in late summer sunshine, the Men’s Section played their Monthly Medal and Mussino Cup for players with handicap of 16 and above.

It was vice-captain Martin Bullen who came out on top to win the Mussino Cup and Division Three with a nett 66. In Division One Robert Cooper won with a nett 65 and the winner in Division Two was Howard Kellett with a nett 69 — great scoring all round.

Again in fine sunny weather, the Ladies’ Section played for their Challenge Bowl and President’s Cup.

Penny Platten was the winner of both cups and Division One on the day with a 72 nett. The winner of Division Two with a nett 73 was Jayne Needham.

The winners of the Summer Eclectic were also presented with their trophies gained from scoring the best eclectic score over a total of 12 rounds played throughout the summer months. Division One was won by Jan Parsons and Division Two went to June Elliot.

Last week’s East Region PGA pro-am at Great Yarmouth & Caister Golf Club attracted 21 professionals and was won by Sheringham’s Will Harrold.

The Challenge Tour player fired a two under par round of 68 to beat Ipswich Golf Centre’s Neil Mitchell by one shot.

Stuart Brown (Thorpe Wood) and Andrew Pestell (Chelmsford) were joint third after recording 70s while home professional Ian Ellis was tied fifth on 72. A back nine of 39 cost him a chance of victory after he gone to turn two under.

Tennis: Gorleston Ladies are celebrating after coming top of Division Four in the Norwich City Tennis League.

They won 10 of their 12 matches against teams from around Norfolk and are looking forward to the challenge of Division Three.

The ladies were promoted from Division Five last year, after their first year back in competitive tennis. The team comprised of Mandy Driver, Lucy Foster, Elaine Spencer, Sue Elliot, Gini Henderson and Fiona Doggett.

The club is involved in competitive tennis matches throughout the year, entering both ladies’ and men’s teams, and some mixed.

Anyone interested in joining should visit the club’s website (

or Facebook page for details.

Other Great Yarmouth sport


Great Yarmouth Town slipped five points adrift at the foot of the table after suffering another home defeat.

Mon, 12:37

National road cycling championships will next year be hosted in Norfolk, it has been announced.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Kingfisher Amateur Boxing Club will return to Great Yarmouth’s Hippodrome for a special show, marking 100 years since guns fell silent.

Most Read

Wed, 12:29

Police are appealing for help to trace a woman following a theft in Great Yarmouth.

Read more
Tue, 13:10

The man who was killed in a fatal stabbing in Great Yarmouth has been named.

Read more
Norwich Magistrates Court
Yesterday, 14:16

A young girl left severely disabled after mistakes were made during her birth at a Norfolk hospital will receive an extra £600,000 in damages.

Read more
Wed, 12:20

Residents in Great Yarmouth will be able to enjoy having their favourite fast food orders delivered right to their doorstep thanks to a new delivery service.

Read more
Wed, 14:51

Homes are going up on a pub’s garden as it looks for ways to thrive.

Read more

Local Weather



max temp: 10°C

min temp: 8°C

Digital Edition


Enjoy the Great
Yarmouth Mercury

e-edition today


Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up

Great Yarmouth Mercury weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy