Full turnout for club president

GORLESTON GOLF CLUB: Club president Bryan Watts could not have ordered better weather for the full entry of 87 who entered the President’s Putter competition.

There were some excellent scores with the winner Dave Wooden returning 38 Stableford points and securing victory on countback over Bob Cooper and Ian Utting.

In his thank you speech Dave brought attention to the fact there was a full turnout and hoped this level of support for competitions continues in the manner it has done so all year.

A mixed greensome competition was held in the afternoon with Mark Dyball and Maureen Dark being the deserved winners with a return of 42 points Mel and Jackie Walsh with Angus and Sue Smith both recorded 40 points.

The club and all the competitors thanked Bryan for his generous support of a very successful day.

Three players who were unavailable for the event were Stephen Crosby, John Maddock and David James who were playing in the English Mid-Amateur Championship at Purdis Heath Golf Club on the outskirts of Ipswich. Both David and John failed to make the cut for the third and final round but Stephen managed to finish the championship in 10th place in a field of 132.

The ladies’ team, ably led by Ccaptain Anne Amos, recorded a superb victory at Bungay & Waveney Valley in the Stearn Trophy second round and are drawn away to Woodbridge in the third round.

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