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Robins and Hutton claim foursomes

PUBLISHED: 13:39 01 February 2008 | UPDATED: 19:36 05 July 2010

GOLFING enthusiast Graham Robins started playing with his father when he was 17. By his early 20s his handicap was down to 12. Business then caused him to travel and he had to give up golf for over 15 years.

GOLFING enthusiast Graham Robins started playing with his father when he was 17. By his early 20s his handicap was down to 12. Business then caused him to travel and he had to give up golf for over 15 years. Eventually he joined Rookery Park at Carlton Colville and started to play in the Shell syndicate. He brought his original gear out of the attic including a set of Gary Player clubs. Halfway round the course his shoes, over 20 years old, disintegrated.

That round took him 118 shots to complete. He was then given a club handicap of 18.

Since then he has won two Turkeys, the 2005 RNLI, the Hi-Lo, the Christmas Scramble and more recently the Winter Foursomes with Roger Hutton with a score of 41.

Last year he was one of two Rookery golfers who, in the Golf Foundation Beat Lee Westward competition, were awarded certificates for beating the Ryder Cup golfer's first round score in the British Open. Graham's 68 net beat Westward by two shots. His handicap is now 13.

Two former Tolly golfers, Les Whall and Rob Cook, re-emerged to take second place in the Winter Fousomes with 40 points.

Turning the Tolly clock back even further were Gerald Cable and Mike Reynolds with 39 points.

Other prizes went to Dwayn Barber with Alan Westgate, 38 points and Fred Bush with Paul Smith, 37.

David Batley

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