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Chris Boughton’s golf column: Clubs can celebrate memorable 2016

My selected highlights from the Golf Round-ups during 2016. In alphabetical order:

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RISING STAR: Callum Wilkinson

Records continue to tumble for wilkinson

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Wallis’ Roswell Romanov storms to victory in the Coral Coronation Cup

Mark Wallis’ Roswell Romanov gained the big race victory his impressive strike rate at Romford deserved on Wednesday after storming to glory in the Coral Coronation Cup, writes Graham Clark.

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GB CALL: Bury Saints' Jack Hewett

From Bury Saints’ trials to GB call for Hewett

A little more than three years after first taking up american football, Bury Saints’ title-winning linebacker has become the first player from the club to be called up by the home national side.

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Stowmarket Striders feature: ‘It’s intense - but worth it’

Stowmarket Striders feature: ‘It’s intense - but worth it’

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Suffolk Saxons put themselves firmly in the national spotlight

Suffolk Saxons head into 2017 with their sights on national glory after storming to the top of the AJ Bell League.

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INTERNET HITS: Simon Byford and Adam Trett are going to a weekly schedule for their popular YouTube channel PGAlife365 after it proved to be a popular edition to the golfing online entertainment world

Chris Boughton’s golf round-up: Bury-based duo reaching out on the net

Two local PGA Professionals are making waves in the world of online entertainment. Simon Byford (Bury St Edmunds GC) and Adam Trett (The Suffolk GC) continue to develop their YouTube channel PGAlife365.

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GETTING CLOSER: Peter Wright will end up winning a series of major titles, according to darts referee Russ Bray. Picture Lawrence Lustig/PDC

Bray backs Wright to go on to win multiple major titles

Peter ‘Snakebite’ Wright has made no secret in recent months of his belief that he possesses the ability to win a host of darting majors.

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HIGH HOPES: Mark Wallis

Four dogs running
for Wallis in semis

Mark Wallis will have four dogs bidding for a place in the final of the Coral Coronation Cup on Friday evening.

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Suffolk Saints take to the screens in Bury St Edmunds

Suffolk’s first pro-cycling team, The Suffolk Saints, will be on TV this Thursday (January 5) competing in the StreetVelodrome 2016 series

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GREAT VIEWING: Russ Bray (left) calls another leg for Michael van Gerwen at Alexandra Palace. Picture: Lawrence Lustig/PDC

Bray has ‘best seat in the house’ for MVG v Barney classic

Leading darts referee Russ Bray conceded he has never called a better match than the one served up by Michael van Gerwen and Raymond van Barneveld on Sunday.

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NOT TO BE: Peter Wright lost in the semi-finals. Picture: PDC

Semi-final heartache for Wright

Peter Wright will have to wait at least another 12 months to clinch a first William Hill World Darts Championship crown after he lost 6-3 to Gary Anderson tonight.

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Chris Boughton’s golf column: Duncan produces magic round at Thetford

Chris Boughton’s golf column: Duncan produces magic round at Thetford

At Bury St Edmunds Golf Club, the ladies joined their new lady captain, Joan Warnett, for the annual Christmas Ten-Holes competition.

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RECORD BREAKER: Imperial Kennels Mark Wallis is celebrating an impressive 2016 campaign

Champion trainer eyeing more of the same in 2017

Mark Wallis and his team at Imperial Kennels will not be resting on their laurels following a hugely successful 2016 campaign.

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SAFELEY THROUGH: Peter Wright, pictured in action in his last 16 encounter on Thursday, is into the world championship semifinals Picture: PDC

Peter Wright books semi-final spot

Suffolk darts star Peter Wright became the first player to book his place in the William Hill Darts World Championship with a thrilling 5-3 win over James Wade.

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NEXT GENERATION: Morgan Smith (far right) has won a two-year sponsorship with darts manufacturer Unicorn

Bury St Edmunds teenager Smith joins Team Unicorn after earning two-year sponsorship

Morgan Smith is preparing to tackle the PDC circuit in 2017 after being announced as one of three winners of the Unicorn Next Generation competition.

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Clare sets new record for Suffolk junior backstroke

Clare sets new record for Suffolk junior backstroke

Swimming sensation Thomas Clare was in record-breaking form at the ASA National Short Course Winter Meet in Sheffield.

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IN THE PINK: Bury Golf Clubs Captains Nick Bonney and Joan Warnett, plus assorted Bunny girls, at their Drive-In held last Sunday, for this years charities My Wish Rainbow Ward WSH and MacMillan Support.

Chris Boughton’s golf column: Drive-in a success for captains

Sunshine, fireworks, bunny girls and two great tee shots (no mean task with Queen’s ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’ playing in the background) highlighted the new Captains’ Drive-In at Bury St Edmunds golf Club on Sunday.

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BIG MATCH: Andrew Gilding is preparing to face Gary Anderson. Picture: LAWRENCE LUSTIG/PDC

Gilding feels boosted for Anderson clash

Andrew Gilding says his comeback win in the first round of the William Hill World Darts Championship will give him a boost when he takes on defending champion Gary Anderson tonight

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THUMBS UP: Andrew Gilding salutes the crowd at Alexandra Palace after his thrilling first round victory.  Picture: PDC

'Goldfinger' has the golden touch in decider

Walsham-le-Willows Sports Club thrower Andrew Gilding set up a last 32 match up with reigning champion Gary Anderson with a tense victory over John Henderson in the William Hill World Darts Championship yesterday.

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