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Stableford success for prize Guy

PUBLISHED: 17:39 23 December 2009 | UPDATED: 15:41 06 July 2010

THE only balls to be seen on the Rookery Park course throughout the last weekend were those of the snowy variety.

Before the wintry weather closed the course junior Guy Mummery scored 40pts to win the Christmas Mid-Week Stableford.

THE only balls to be seen on the Rookery Park course throughout the last weekend were those of the snowy variety.

Before the wintry weather closed the course junior Guy Mummery scored 40pts to win the Christmas Mid-Week Stableford.

It was a steady short game which enabled him to beat Alan Weale by a point.

Heavy black clouds meant that the youngster had to race through the last holes in order to complete the round.

Semi-darkness on the last hole gave him the satisfaction of hitting his drive 'out of sight.'

Another event which took place was the Seniors/Juniors competition for the Bob Bagshaw Cup. One from each section paired together to do combat.

The most disappointed competitor was Wally Sherwood.

At one stage he and his partner, junior vice captain, Jack Blowers, looked set for victory with 43 points.

He couldn't wait to receive the trophy from his star grandson, new junior captain, Calvin Sherwood.

Unfortunately, Ken Robinson and Ryan Grimmer came in with the same score to win on a countback.

The grandson paired with club vice- captain, Gerry Moore, to score 41pts, the same score as Tony Wakefield and Macca Margetson.

The final prize went to seniors' captain, John Pawsey, who paired with the only lady in the event, teen-aged Sarah Barker.

A highly successful event ended with an excellent meal and thanks all round, especially to junior organiser, Mike Stevens.

The junior annual general meeting saw Simon Goldsmith retire after over five highly successful years as junior chair.

He will continue in his weekly teaching role and is delighted to see Tom Pettifer, group one, Calvin Sherwood and Jack Blowers in group two and Guy Mummery, Jack Harper, Chris Healey and Jordan Gissing, group three, selected for the Suffolk County Junior Teaching School, where the top teacher is former Tour professional, Robin Mann.

Ken Sansom walked off the 17th green recently to find that his golf bag and trolley had vanished.

He then heard loud shouts from golfers playing the 11th hole, who stood in amazement as a lone bag of clubs and trolley appeared, crossed the 11th green and headed for the 12th teebox, where it stopped.

It had either wended its way through a copse of trees or made a right-angled turn to reach its destination.

The incident re-kindled the many strange events recorded over the years in the same area.

There have been many reported sightings of an old man wheeling a bicycle round nearby Barnby bends, before disappearing into the hedge.

A Victorian lady has been reported as sweeping along the 10th fairway late at night.

Perhaps one of the apparitions is a golfer seeking a golf bag and trolley?


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