Thetford sides are making steady progress
Thetford Golf Club teams are making steady progress in national competitions.
The men’s Mail on Sunday team saw off the challenge of neighbours Feltwell with a resounding 5-0 success.
The Thetford team of Josh Chamberlain, Bruno How, Ian Farnham, Paul Pearce and Mark Henfield all secured comfortable wins and now await the third-round draw with interest.
Thetford Ladies had a terrific tussle at Bury before bowing out of the competition 3-2.
Jess Dixon, Abigail O’Riordan, Sue Pitcher, Kath Malvern and Heather Keeble fought hard and two of the matches were decided on the 17th hole and the other three went all the way to the 18th, but ultimately giving a total of 35 strokes in the five matches proved too much for Thetford to overcome.
Thetford’s representatives in the Daily Mail Foursomes are both through after steady home wins.
Josh Chamberlain and Bruno How beat their opponents from The Suffolk 3&2 despite giving 12 strokes, and in the ladies’ event Heather Keeble and Sue Pitcher won 5&4 against opponents from Feltwell.
Father-and-son Tony and Mark Brooks won the first cup competition of the year, the Nunthorpe Cup.
The competition is a four-ball better-ball stableford and Tony and Mark returned 39 points to beat Mark Henfield and Paul Pearce on countack.
John Ward and Noland Guthrie were third with 38, beating John Clark and Martin Jackson on countback.
Assistant pro Will Cross was in second place in the Norfolk PGA Pro-Am with a round of 72.
Mark Spooner had the best score of the day, a one-under-par 71.
Seniors March Stableford: 36pts Peter Yule, 35 Aidan Power and Dave Rivett; 34 Graham Norman, 33 Robert Smith, 32 David Edge and Harold Ham.