Bumper turnout for Thetford competitions

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Thetford Golf Club held their captain’s and president’s weekend with a bumper turnout for a variety of different competitions.

Sunday’s men’s stableford on Max Ayres’s president’s day was won by 15-year-old Charlie Smith with a remarkable 47 points.

The 20-handicap player took full advantage of the extra points on offer at black flag holes and finished two points clear of Chris Lynch, with Robert Taylor third on 43 on countback from David Hudson.

The mixed competition on Sunday afternoon was won by Roger and Vicki Smith with 38 points on countback from Paul Gould and Lorelle Turner and Davie Newstead and Julia Leeson.

On Saturday, Andy Dunn’s captain’s day involved a men’s stableford in the morning which was won by five-handicap Mike Horley with 39 points, one better than Simon Gorrod (9).

Other scores: 38 Matthew Wabe (7); 37 Matthew Brown (13); 35 Gordon Maskell (10), David Newstead (14), and Tim McAlinden (14); 34 David Goddard (13), James Camilleri (9), John Barton (10) and Rob Johnson (14); 33 Patrick Gould (15), Mark Coltman (7), Phil Beer (5), Peter Spencer (11), Harold Ham (11), Gary Scott (7) and Ian Hamshaw (11).

Ladies captain Liz Wigg held her charity stableford on Tuesday and the winner was vice-captain Janice Fossey with 34 points.

Other scores. Division One: 33 Janice Bone and Judith Pattrick; Division Two: 31 Pam Ellis, 30 Brenda Phillips, 29 Judy Zannini; Division Three: 33 Jean Howe, 31 Carolyn Beaumont, 27 Sandra Gordon.

Abigail O’Riordan represented the club in the English Schools Championship and in the county under-16 Championship at Royal Cromer.

In county League matches, Thetford beat Costessey 6-1.