Humphreys refuses to be weather-beaten

Ladies vice captain Sue Knight, winner of the February Stableford competition

Ladies vice captain Sue Knight, winner of the February Stableford competition - Credit: Archant

Great Yarmouth and Caister GC

Billy Humphries

Billy Humphries - Credit: Archant

Winter weather failed to defeat golfers playing and competing at Great Yarmouth & Caister Golf Club.

The links course has shrugged off the effects of snow, sleet and rain, staying open for play and avoiding the use of temporary greens or tees. This means that Caister members have not faced disruption to their competition schedule and the club has been welcoming guest players from courses closed by waterlogged fairways and greens.

“We are very fortunate at Caister because the course drains so effectively. This means that we can be open for play without any restrictions while other courses are either closed or relying on temporary greens or tees”, said Brian Lever, manager of the Caister Club. “Our experienced green staff, led by Simon Clark, are very skilled at ensuring that the greens stay in top condition and maintain their reputation for being the best in the county.”

Recent competitive play has seen the ladies’ vice captain, Sue Knight, cut her handicap in the February Stableford competition – an achievement that is always notable in a qualifying competition during the winter golf season.

In the men’s Stableford competition, a large field produced some great golf despite a biting wind blowing from the south. The winner was Billy Humphreys who posted a very credible 38 points to finish ahead of Tony Voss and Nigel Drewery.

The Caister teams for the Mail on Sunday competition have also been in action. Thaine Hacon, Alex Fellas, Terry Norman, Steve Greatrex and Oliver Cribb travelled to Royal Norwich for a match that went to the wire with the home team winning on the last hole of the last match to take the tie 3-2.

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The ladies team of Glenda Winn, Jeni Rose, Ann Green, Di Clark and Carol Delf went to Bawburgh where the result, in another close match, was also a 3-2 win for the home team.