Santa was a visitor to King’s Lynn Golf Club for the ladies nine-hole event.

GOLF: The ladies at King’s Lynn Golf Club held their annual Christmas nine-hole competition.

Despite the weather being abysmal – dark, murky, damp and foggy – the ladies soldiered on, with the incentive of coffee and mince pies in the clubhouse provided by the ladies captain.

When everybody was in, Father Christmas dropped in on his way to Lapland to present the prizes.

Karen Freezer and Christina Bell were first-tee winners with 22 points, five points ahead of Pauline Rumbles and Diane Mann. 

On the 10th tee, Fan Brown and Margaret Doubleday scored 17 points to pip Toni Rudd and Christine Wright on countback. 

Nearest the pin winners on the fifth hole was Sue Gurr, with Fan Brown taking the honours on the 16th.

• Middleton Hall Golf Club seniors captain Declan Byrne declared his wish to support The Norfolk Hospice, Tapping House as his charity for his year as captain.

This was a thank you for the kindness and care shown to his wife Kiem who died in 2018.

Money was raised at various events in the year within the club plus at an open golf day, where his organisational skills worked overtime, obtaining sponsorship from various sources, ensuring events were publicised at golf clubs in the region. 

Entertainment was provided by David Edwards, an international professional trick shot specialist, who also organised events on the course through the day.

Over the year Byrne raised £7,861.21 which was presented to Lyndsey Atkin of Tapping House.

Lyndsey Atkin of The Norfolk Hospice, Tapping House receives the proceeds of seniors captain Declan Byrne’s charity efforts.