Life’s a breeze for Yarmouth and Caister Challenge Cup winner Chapman

Yarmouth and Caister Golf Club

A very breezy Sunday medal round of golf proved difficult for a strong field of golfers on the Caister Links. On a day more suited to kite-flying several players shot through the breeze to record some exceptional scores. The winner of the Challenge Cup (first presented in 1893) was Glyn Chapman who shot a superb score of 77 nett 68. Early club house leader Billy Humphreys could only watch as the later starters cut into his lead. Consistent as ever, Tom Rutherford, no strangers to leader board, posted an under par score of 68 but was unable to peg back Glyn’s score and was beaten on countback.

Leading scoreboard: Division 1: Glyn Chapman 77-9-68. Division 2: David Pitt 92-22-70, Tom Rutherford 71-3-68, Mark Seabrook 88-16-72, Billy Humphreys 78-9-69, Ian Kemp 87-15-72

Following a great recruitment campaign the club house was once again packed to capacity as members and their guests tucked in to the culinary delights of Norman, the club’s new and popular caterer.

Next Sunday the club which is the ‘Home of Bogey’ golf will be holding the Jack Chase Caister Cup a bogey competition donated by the former Club Captain, Centurion and local councillor.

Great Yarmouth & Caister Seniors played their return match against Caldecott Hall on Monday 1st October, winning 4 � to 1 � , a reversal in fortunes from the away match in August. The course was in good condition, the match was played in a good natured and the rain failed to dampen anyone’s enthusiasm.

John Stevens returned an excellent stableford score of 41 points in the Seniors Platten Tankard competition played last week. His score earned him a severe handicap cut under the new exceptional scoring reduction. He now boasts a playing handicap of 8. His nearest competitor was Cliff Williams with 38 points and Glyn Chapman took 3rd place with 37 points.