Managing director Paul Searle.

GOLF: Heacham Manor Golf Club has hosted the Searles PGA Spring Classic for the first time. 

Normally the two-day PGA East Region event is played at King’s Lynn and Hunstanton golf courses and is a pairs competition consisting of a PGA professional and an amateur. 

This year’s four ball better ball stableford competition saw 38 pairs in action, starting at Lynn and concluding at Heacham Manor. 

“We are delighted that the PGA has run this wonderful golf event for the 21st year and proud to put Searles Leisure Group’s name to that as the event sponsor for as many years,”, said Searles Leisure Resort and Heacham Manor managing director Paul Searle. 

“This is a special year as it’s the first time Heacham Manor Golf Club has hosted the event and the feedback from the professional and amateurs was very positive. We look forward to hopefully hosting another PGA tournament in the future.”

“This event comes at a time, which coincided with the announcement of Heacham Manor Hotel climbing 14 places in the Golf World Top 100 Golf Resorts in UK and Ireland.”

Colchester’s Chris Cutchie and amateur playing partner Phil Clarke bagged top spot after two superb rounds.