John claims Three Score Year and Ten Cup at Gorleston

Gorlestons Famous Grouse Trophy winners were Martin Farrow and Tony Marsham who had the trophy prese

Gorlestons Famous Grouse Trophy winners were Martin Farrow and Tony Marsham who had the trophy presented to them by club captain Mark Everard. - Credit: Archant

Seniors captain John Fiddy joined 18 other members aged 70 and over to compete in the annual Three Score Year and Ten Cup played over 10 holes at Gorleston last week.

Eventually John produced the best 10-hole score to lift the trophy for the first time with a handicap score of 34.34 before asking 2013 club captain Ivan Harvey to present him with the trophy.

Another trophy to be decided was the ever-popular Famous Grouse Medal Foursomes which was played on Saturday when 34 pairs filled the course on a sunny, but very windy morning.

No one was able to match their handicaps when the results and many pairs assumed that their scores would leave them as also-rans, but with a score of nett 73, Steve Symonds and Eric Barnes were pleased with their runners-up position, although no-one was able to match Martin Farrow and Tony Marsham who claimed the trophy with a score of nett 72.

Also on Saturday it was the third round of the Suffolk Junior Team Championship, with a home tie against Newton Green.

Sadly Gorleston were defeated by the narrowest of margins with the visitors winning by 96-95.

The Ladies Stearn team were in action last week with an opening tie away against Halesworth. Despite a victory for our first pair, the second and third games went to the host club and Gorleston will take no further part in the competition after the 2-1 defeat.

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Back at Gorleston, 32 ladies played for the Hannah Lock Spoons and Chris Knappett was successful in the First Division with a nett 73,

Maureen Duckett won the Second Division with a nett 71 and Andrée Bloomfield also returned a nett 71 to win the Third Division.

The Summer Midweek Stableford saw 121 players competing last week. Successful in Division One was Mike Haylett with 42 points while David Parsons beat two others after a countback on 39 points to win the Second Division.

The sixth game in the Local League saw Gorleston avenge the previous week’s defeat by Caldecott A to record a victory by 3½-1½ and they now sit in mid-division.

The June Monthly Medal attracted a field of 85, with Division One being won by Lee Chapman courtesy of a nett 67, while Hayden Grand took the Second Division honours with a nett 69. Round of the day belonged to new member Richard O’Neill with a stunning nett 63.

Kevin Woods competed in the recent English Seniors Championship in Surrey but failed to make the cut while Danny Western was in action in Germany competing in the European Mid-Amateur Championship. Danny finished creditably in 56th place from an entry of 144.