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Hannah wins Rookery Park Championship for the 16th time

PUBLISHED: 07:22 09 June 2017

Picture from left to right after Rookery Park's Ladies' Club Championship are Hannah Rees, Rita Mayn (lady captain) and Zoe Schofield. Picture: Willie Donachie

Picture from left to right after Rookery Park's Ladies' Club Championship are Hannah Rees, Rita Mayn (lady captain) and Zoe Schofield. Picture: Willie Donachie

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Rookery Park Ladies' Club Championship once again saw Hannah Rees, who made a late decision to enter, add to her astonishing number of successes with victory number 16.

Hannah’s 36 hole total in the scratch competition was an impressive 152. Even more impressive was her scoring in the second round which included three birdies and an eagle for a superb two under par round of 73.

This took her clear of runner-up Judy Taylor. Zoe Schofield, competing in her first Club Championship, followed up her recent successes by taking the handicap prize with her score of nett 149.

Runner-up was the ever-consistent Veronica Dawson.

The club recently hosted two events open to visitors. The Invitiation Day saw members play with a guest from clubs from far and wide.

The winning pair came from closer to home, with member Mark Elmy winning with his formidable guest from Caldecott Hall after scoring a resounding 47 points.

The school’s half-term week saw the return of the long standing charity event Sportability. The winners were the father and son pairing of Kevin and Patrick Fitzgerald. Sixty-eight people took part in this popular event, co-ordinated by Steven Whiteside, and £4,500 was raised for the charity which is focused on assisting people of all abilities to participate in sport.

The Senior Men’s Parks Trophy team played a difficult away tie at past trophy winners Haverhill. The four pair team found the course in wonderful condition resulting in some fine golf from everyone.

The result was three wins and a half and he team now has another difficult away tie much closer to home at Gorleston.

The social events continued with a special evening hosted by member Phillip Webster. Phillip was political editor of The Times and he entertained over 50 people with stories from his long career covering British politics.

One fact of interest was that he studied journalism with Dire Straits front man Mark Knopfler, with whom he is still close friends.

The second session was a question and answer session, with Phillip giving his thoughts on the General Election.

Phillip was too modest to mention that, even with this busy life, he manages to be a very effective golfer.

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