Vonnie’s Captain’s Day at Gorleston Golf Club is a big success

Jayne Standen (centre) receives the first prize for winning the Ladies Captain's Day competition. A

Jayne Standen (centre) receives the first prize for winning the Ladies Captain's Day competition. Also pictured are ladies' captain Vonnie Thornton (left) and Thelma Evans, ladies' president. Picture: Club - Credit: Archant

Vonnie Thornton held her Ladies Captain’s Day at Gorleston Golf Club.

The weather was warm and sunny and there were some excellent scores.

Vonnie was generous with her prize table and the ladies had a super day. In first place on the day with a great 41 points was Jayne Standen, second was Maggie Hart with 40 points and Neilma Jary was third on 38 points.

The Junior Club Championship, which attracted 21 competitors, was won by junior’s captain Jack Butcher, with an excellent 76 gross. Winner of the handicap prize with a brilliant 62 nett was Tom Hellary.

Abigail Copper won the six hole competition and Aston Cater won the nine hole competition on 20 points.

The Midweek Stableford results were: Division One: 1 Paul Platten 40 points, 2 Wally Perring 38. Division Two: 1 Colin Laws 46, 2 Mervyn Eagle 40.

Saturday’s Monthly Mixed Foursomes was won by left handed duo Andy Elliot and Penny Platten with 40 points from Ivan and Heather Harvey in second on 37 points and Keith and Neilma Jary third with 35 points.

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The annual Richard Hunt Memorial Day was a huge success. The Foundation was set up in Richard’s memory to support junior golf.

Thanks to the hard work of all concerned Gorleston Golf Club now have 45 junior members.

The winner was Max Calver with a super score of 44 points. Julie Hunt was delighted to announce that over £3,000 had been raised for the foundation on the day.

Meanwhile a new era for the Norfolk County Golf Union’s Order of Merit series got under way at Eaton Golf Club, with youngster Tom Carding claiming the win.

The event was the first for new sponsors Heacham Manor Hotel, with a big field seeking points to qualify for the end-of-season Matchplay Championships at Heacham.

Carding, of Great Yarmouth and Caister, returned a gross 69 to come out on top, closely followed by county captain Kevin Webb of Costessey Park with a splendid 71, pipping James Hazel of Sprowston Manor on countback.

The honours for the handicap category went Webb with a nett 67, with Ben Thompson of Bawburgh second (nett 69) and Matthew Strudwick of Dereham completing the podium (nett 70).