Searles Golf and Country Club held their own version of the Ryder Cup.
Now in its 14th year, the competition pits those members of Searles Golf Club who live locally against those members who own holiday homes on the Searles Leisure Resort site.
A record turnout of 24 people represented each team in 12 groups.
Captains, Rob Hills and Margaret Kent took charge of the Owners with Esme Corner and Warren Bates leading the Locals.
Superb conditions greeted the golfers, with blue skies, light winds and the course playing very well under the control of head greenkeeper Trevor Dennis.
With the morning format being fourball, each player had their own pride at stake.
Competition was tight with the teams returning to the Fountain Sports Bar with the points close but the Owners slightly ahead at the halfway stage 7-5.
With all to play for both teams headed off in the good conditions, for the afternoon match of foursomes.
The first afternoon results coming in indicated close scoring with 2.5 points to both sides in the first five groups.
However, from then on, it was the Owners who dominated with a number of wins and when Mick Burns and Nick Bowman came in with a 3/2 win, they secured the 12 points the Owners required to retain the trophy.
A win in the next group by Dennis Wilson and David Martin gave the Owners the lead and sealed the victory, 15.5 to 8.5.
Searles Golf and County Club caters for groups, societies and individuals. PGA pro Ray Stocker coaches Sunday-Thursday. Special offer winter membership is £165 from October 1 until the end of March 2016.
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- Four members of Middleton Hall Golf Club received trophies from lady captain Brenda Boldero.
Pat Hoban won the Captain’s Cup, Flora Horne came first in the Playle Shield and the Summer Foursomes were won by Val Hawkins and Alison Croose.
- The Grannies Cup is a popular event at King’s Lynn Golf Club, with all players returning for tea and the prize presentation.
This year’s cup was won by Jane Back with 36 points.
Runners-up were Liz Mason and Pat Arnold with 34 points with Irene Flynn gaining 32.