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Fab four prove too strong

PUBLISHED: 07:00 12 December 2008 | UPDATED: 21:59 05 July 2010

THE Rookery Autumn Am Am saw Shaun Winney, Paul Highfield, Andrew Wigg and Marc Hunt come together and put on an almost invincible display which saw their team win by an incredible 16 points.

THE Rookery Autumn Am Am saw Shaun Winney, Paul Highfield, Andrew Wigg and Marc Hunt come together and put on an almost invincible display which saw their team win by an incredible 16 points.

All four golfers hit form at exactly the same time to run up a score of 123.

Kirkley & Pakefield footballer, Paul Highfield, son of former club captain and Tolly member, Neil, took up golf just two years ago.

He had heard regularly about dad's golfing prowess and thought he would provide a little family competition.

Andrew Wigg's inspiration went back a further generation.

It was granddad Les Wigg, a former Tolly player, who encouraged his grandson to play the par three course.

Although the youngster soon changed sports to football, eventually playing for Beccles, the golfing initiation proved to be sound.

When he took up the game again in his mid-20s, just two year's ago, he soon had his handicap tumbling. His father, Nigel, is also a former Tolly golfer.

Marc Hunt is another member of the team who played football, for Lowestoft Reserves, and who has also been playing golf for just two years.

The fourth member of the team, Shaun Winney, is in a rich vein of form and appears regularly in the prize lists. He was surprised when his colleagues all moved hurriedly to the side when he stepped up to drive.

He then realised that they had been standing behind twice in recent games when his drive struck a ladies' tee marker stone and shot, at speed, straight back behind him causing his friends to duck frantically.

In second place, with a score of 107, was the team of Jon Fisher, Alan Holmes, Hambro star Graham Jillings and young Sam Jaggard, whose resemblance to Calvin Sherwood has caused some confusion recently.

After claiming one of the lesser prizes in a recent competition, Fisher's rehabilitation programme elevated him to second place.

He has warned brother Carl that there will be another rival for places when next year's Hambro and Stenson squads are eventually selected.

Paul Hunt refused to be overawed by his three team mates, Matt and Chris Lay and Rob Dawson, all top Rookery golfers, and played his part in compiling the third place score of 105.

On the same score came top juniors Chris Soanes, Luke Thompson and Charlie Young and their adult minder, Chris Thompson.

David Batley

For more Rookery Park results, turn to page 61.

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