GOLF: A team from Your Local Paper proved kings of the course at Luke Johnson’s annual golf day at King’s Lynn Golf Club.
The event, to support professional golfer Johnson’s career and raise money for three charities, proved popular with 20 teams in action.
The YLP team of Aaron Proctor, Gary Bush, Brad South and Matthew Bush scored 51.7 points to take the honours, ahead of Team Proctor, by almost three points.
More than £6,000 was raised at the event towards Luke’s golfing costs with donations also made to Macmillan Cancer, Cystic Fibrosis and It’s On The Ball.
The charities were nominated by Luke and the golf club’s captains.
Luke was delighted to see one of his longest-standing backers prove victorious and thanked the area’s biggest-circulating newspaper for its continued support and the help given by director Alan Taylor as compere on the day.
Alan said: “Luke has had a great year to date and we all wish Luke the very best over the coming weeks.”
Luke was overwhelmed by the support shown to him so far in his professional golfing career and said: “I have great pride in my golf day.
“It brings the local community together.
“Everyone that has been involved, from helping sign in the players to the players themselves, I can’t thank you enough for all the support you have given me.
“It’s greatly appreciated. I’m now looking forward to a positive end to a solid season.”
Mentor Jeremy Allen said: “It was an incredible day and the huge support Luke has from all his sponsors, friends and the golf club was clear to see.”
As well as the golf competition, there was also an opportunity to win prizes, including a shoot-out for the wining team with a chance of picking up £50,000.
Unfortunately no-one was successful this time so the prize rolls over for next year’s event.
The YLP raffle prize of a Fortnum and Mason Hamper was won by Richard Bly.
To follow Luke’s progress and for sponsorship opportunities contact him via his website – www.lukejohnsongolf.com
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1 Your Local Paper 51.7
2 Team Proctor 54.6
3 Paul Highfield IV 57.3
4 Team Forrest Gump 57.8
5 Team Hubbard 58.6
6 Paul Highfield I 58.9
7 Bespoke Norfolk 59.0
8 Jez Allen I 59.2
9 Paul Massingham 60.9
10 Rudd Marquees 61.8
11 Ding Dongs 62.1
12 Jez Allen II 62.5
13 Adrian Flux 63.5
13 KLGC General Mgr 63.5
15 Ward Gethin Archer 63.7
16 Paul Highfield III 63.9
17 Team Prior 64.5
18 Broadside Finance 64.9
19 Team Grovemere 65.0
20 Paul Highfield II 65.9
THANKING YOU! Luke thanked the following for their long-term sponsorship and support on the day: Russen & Turner, Jeremy Allen, the Norfolk Building Company, Your Local Paper, Rudd Marquees, Grovemere Property, Kayvan Rawlings Electrical, Adrian Flux, Ward Gethin Archer, Dodfrey, Broadside Finance, Bank House Hotel, APS, Priors of West Lynn, Lynn News, Puma/Cobra Golf, Bookers Cash & Carry, Wilson Staff, Bespoke Norfolk and Audi King’s Lynn.
Thanks also went to KLFM for allowing Luke air time with Jeremy Allen and the staff at King’s Lynn Golf Club for allowing and hosting the day and all his other supporters, family and friends.