Chris Watson and Cliff Allman.

GOLF: A competitive field from across East Anglia and the Midlands took part in the ninth annual Heacham Manor Seniors Open.

Superb scores were recorded as 24 teams battled for first and second place prizes, which were available to both home club players and visiting teams, with the best score on the day taking the trophy in the fourball betterball stableford competition.

The leaders changed several times during the day with a number of high scores being recorded in the perfect conditions, which saw the top 19 teams all score 40 stableford points or more.

Heacham Manor’s Chris Watson and Cliff Allman took the Winner’s Trophy with 48 points, just beating Gedney Hill’s Pete Vinter and Nigel Grummitt, who topped the visiting teams’ table, also on 48 points.

Runners-up in the visitors section were Neil Booth and Graham Jinks, from Eaton Golf Club, on 45 points. 

Home competition runners-up were seniors captain Steve Eadie and his playing partner Adrian Waller, on 47 points.

A total of £210 was raised on the day from a raffle, with all proceeds going to the seniors captain’s charity, The East Anglian Air Ambulance.

Thanks were expressed by club officials to all competitors but especially seniors captain Steve Eadie and sponsors Bespoke Norfolk.

Heacham Manor holds annual mixed, seniors and junior open competitions throughout the year.

The next events are the Junior Open on Friday, August 16 and the Mixed Open two days later.

Entry places are still available and forms can be downloaded by visiting the www.heacham-manor.co.uk or call 01485 536030 for more information.

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