Arthur digs deep for Gorleston Medal Bowl success

Gorleston Golf Club

Arthur Fellingham had looked to be the likely winner during the year in the race for the Medal Bowl which runs from May to April and is an aggregate of the best five rounds during the 12 Monthly Medals.

However, with only the final event to play, Arthur had been caught by Andy Elliott; the two being tied on an aggregate of 347. However, in true winners fashion, Arthur returned an excellent round in the final qualifying competition when the pressure was on, recording a nett 69 to lift the Medal Bowl for the first time with a final total of 344 and consigned Andy Elliott to second place.

Gorleston’s juniors welcomed Newton Green juniors to the club on Sunday for their second round Suffolk Team Championship match. Unfortunately for the home trio, Newton Green fielded a slightly more experienced side and triumphed by 99 points to 88.

The club wishes the Newton Green youngsters good fortune in the remainder of the competition.

The Golden Jubilee Cup competition was staged on Saturday and winner of the cup, open to both Ladies and Gentlemen was David Marshall with a nett 71, recording the only round of the day to equal par for the course due in part to the very cold and blustery weather. Best Lady’s return was that of Anne Amos with a nett score of 82.

The May Bank Holiday social AM-AM golf attracted an almost full field of 60 players, with the mixed event won by Jackie & Mel Walsh and Keith & Zelda Crews with 97 points, while the Men’s event was won by the team of Ian Utting, Geoff Pilgrim, Stuart Pearce and Graeme Leach with 95 points.

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This weekend the Centenary Cup will be contested on Saturday with a format identical to the Golden Jubilee Cup of the previous week, while on Sunday the Men’s May Monthly Medal and Millichamp Trophy is certain to attract the usual full field of over 100 players.The senior Men’s team host Southwold in the opening round of the Beaumont Trophy next week whilst the Ladies teams will be in action in both the Weston and Haskell competitions with the Haskell Cup match at Bungay and Weston Trophy matches at home against both Ipswich and Bungay.

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Members from 12 different clubs were welcomed to the Spring Mixed Open Meeting.

The competition started in awful weather and quickly deteriorated into appalling conditions. Well done to the winners but everyone should be congratulated for their sterling efforts to complete the course even those who didn’t quite manage it!

The winning visitor pair were Helen Aston and Jonny Daniel (Bawburgh & Stowmarket) and second place went to Jennifer and Terry Aston ( Bawburgh), who said: “We enjoyed the day despite the rain and wind and the ladies section should be thanked for a well organised day.”

The winning home pair were Janet Docwra and Jonathon Ling (Gorleston) and second place went to Freda Roberson and John Cater. Nearest the Pin on the 7th hole – Robert Setchell (Thetford) and on the 14th Sue Allen (GY&CGC).