First King’s Lynn mixed golf open produces excellent scoring

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The King’s Lynn Golf Club hosted its first Mixed Open of the year in glorious sunshine which produced excellent scoring.

The event was a better ball competition. The winners were Paul and Helen Lowe from Scraptoft GC with 42 points. Helen plays off 1 handicap and Paul off 6.

Other results: Second were Chris (7Hcp) and Elaine Hancock (10Hcp) from Spalding GC with 40pts. Third were Maria (29Hcp) and Les Grayston (10Hcp) from Weston Park GC with 39ptsocb. Fourth were Mike (11Hcp) and Myra Lane (13Hcp) from Swaffham Golf Club with 39pts. Best front 9 was Maria Taylor Vassall and Mick Vassell from Tydd St. Giles GC and Sutton Bridge GC with 22 pts.

Best back 9 was won by Jane Gurney-Read and Eddie Page from Weston Park GC with 22pts.

Nearest the pin on the 5th for men: Andy Peacock from Brampton Park GC; on the 16th for ladies: Janet Jury from Royal Norwich GC.

Many will return on September 4 for the second Mixed Open. There are one or two places still remaining, so visit www.king’ for more details.

Seniors Barnard Trophy

Following narrow away victories at Hunstanton and Eagles, King’s Lynn Golf Club was drawn at home on July 6 against Richmond Park GC in the Norfolk County Barnard Trophy, writes Lynn vice-captain, Blair Rule.

The course was in great condition and all four Lynn pairs played superb golf to win by the outstanding margin of 17 holes up.

The result means that the club has now reached the semi finals of the competition and will play Bawburgh GC at the neutral ground of Dunston Hall in Norwich on August 3. Should the club win there and in the final, then they will have successfully defended the trophy that they won last year.

Match results were as follows: Paul Arnold and Maurice Lawlor won 4 up, Blair Rule and Bob Murray won 6 up, Mike Wilson and Arthur Vanderloo won 5 up, Richard Brown and Rafiq Rattansi won 2 up.