Flora Horne, with captain Paul Rushbrook, hands over the Tony Horne Cup to ladies’ winner Mary Gudgeon

GOLF: A net score of 68 earned a one-hot win for Pat Hoban in Middleton Hall Golf Club’s Rose Bowl competition. 

Jackie Rushbrook was second with 69. 

Ladies captain Chris Woolley presented the trophy, which is competed for by the previous year’s competition winners. 

The 13th running of the Tony Horne Cups for Middleton Hall seniors saw wins for Neil Williamson and Mary Gudgeon with 43 and 37 points respectively.

Run in conjunction with the monthly stableford competition, the incentive of becoming a cup winner enticed a large field, who played in temperatures reaching 33C. 

The cups were donated in memory of Tony by his widow Flora. She presented the trophies to the winners alongside captain Paul Rushbrook.

λ King’s Lynn Golf Club hosted the East Region PGA Pro Am.

Some tough pin positions presented an exciting challenge for both the pros and amateur teams.

Home professional James Weight tied for first place in the pros with a round of one-under par (15 pars/a bogey
on the sixth and two birdies,
on the 13th and 18th).

Sensible course management and control of the ball saw him use his driver on only two occasions, a drive over the oak tree and dyke on the par five 13th and, on the 15th, he hit his drive past the tall pines leaving a short pitch to the green. 

For the remaining par fours and fives, his club selection varied from a two iron to a six iron.

A four iron off the 18th tee left him 159 yards to the back pin. A full pitching wedge straight at the flag settled just two feet from the hole and the putt was rolled in to post a score of 71 to tie with Mundesley’s Ryan Pudney.

The Lynn team of Weight, Richard Jessop, Neil Jary and Anita Goddard finished fifth with a score of six under par.

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