Search

Busy spell at Dereham Golf Club as two big events take place

PUBLISHED: 08:56 10 August 2017

Successful golfers at the  Dereham Junior Open with club president Mike Hopping. Pictured from left to right are:  Immy Leeder, Jack Thorps, Hakan Tokbay, Jamie Fox,  Emma Bambridge, Jennifer Brown, Poppy Beales, Nellie Ong and Eve Neild. Picture: Dereham GC

Successful golfers at the Dereham Junior Open with club president Mike Hopping. Pictured from left to right are: Immy Leeder, Jack Thorps, Hakan Tokbay, Jamie Fox, Emma Bambridge, Jennifer Brown, Poppy Beales, Nellie Ong and Eve Neild. Picture: Dereham GC

Archant

In this year’s most prestigious event at Dereham Golf Club a maximum field of 32 teams of four contested the annual AM AM on Sunday.

Each team needed to return three nett scores per hole playing off their full handicap. Ali Atterwell, Maisie Farrelly, Kay Bates and Heather Clements were the winners with a score of 199, 14 under par.

Second was the team of Nick Hird, Terry Vertigan, Simon Chisholm and Charlotte Chisholm with 200, beating the team of Kevin Joy, Christine Joy, Jane Dunsire and Andy Groves on countback. Many other prizes were awarded for nearest the pins, shortest drive, nearest the line, longest putts and hidden holes.

A raffle and auction also took place, with £740 being raised which will be split between The Brian Cross Memorial Fund and the golf club’s project fund. Club captain Ray Wicks and ladies’ captain Di Wilkinson expressed their gratitude to all those that took part.

The George Hotel were the main sponsors for this year’s event.

Meanwhile the 28th Dereham Golf Club Junior Open saw 31 entrants play for the new Claret Jug and the Rivett Trophy, of which 40 percent were girls.

Competitors came from all over Norfolk and one or two from neighbouring counties. President Mike Hopping started the juniors off the first tee and helpers were situated around the course to help look for wayward balls.

At the end of a dry and blustery summer afternoon, the presentations were made by the president. The inaugural winner of the claret jug for the best scratch score was Dereham’s Immy Leeder with a gross 73. In second place was Jack Thorpe (Girton) gross 79 and third was Jamie Fox (Bawburgh) gross 80 ocb from Luke Green (Ipswich).

The Rivett Trophy was won by 11-year-old Nellie Ong (Eaton) who shot a net 64 (100-36-64). In second place was Emma Bambridge (Bawburgh) net 65 while Jennifer Brown (net 67, Dereham) was third and Eve Neild (net 68, Royal Norwich) fourth. The day was sponsored by Intelligent Logistics Solutions Ltd.

The captain, ladies captain, president and ladies president sponsored nearest the pin and longest drive prizes.

The winners of these were Poppy Beales from Middleton Hall, Eve Neild from Royal Norwich and Hakan Tokbay from Dereham.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Dereham Times visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Dereham Times staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Dereham Times account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other Dereham sport

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Saturday league footballers are being asked to share their thoughts on a proposed new single pyramid structure at county and district levels.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

With the continuing hot weather fish were hard to tempt at the two Try the Fly sessions held by Norfolk & Suffolk Flyfishers at East Tuddenham at the weekend.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

England’s World Cup dream came to an end in Moscow on Wednesday night, but what a summer of football it has been in Norfolk and Waveney.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

The NR F1 Podcast – recorded in the county that gave the world Team Lotus, Martin Brundle and a breeding ground to the likes of Ayrton Senna and Mark Webber – reviews the 2018 British Formula 1 Grand Prix.

Most Read

Thursday, October 7, 2010

DEREHAM Shotokan Karate Club hosted the area grading at Dereham Leisure Centre.

Read more
Thursday, July 19, 2018

Saturday league footballers are being asked to share their thoughts on a proposed new single pyramid structure at county and district levels.

Read more
Tuesday, July 10, 2018

As most England fans get ready to watch the nation’s huge semi-final against Croatia tomorrow in pubs across the county or at home with friends and family, one lucky England fan is preparing himself for the trip back to Russia.

Read more
Ian Odgers
Thursday, February 15, 2018

Following on from their commanding 4-2 victory against Cambridge University II, Dereham travelled down to the capital for their latest East League Premier A fixture.

Read more
Norwich City
Thursday, January 28, 2010

AT the Dereham Runners' general meeting, chairman Gary Slattery stepped down after six years hard work for the club. He was thanked for his excellent service.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 29°C

min temp: 19°C

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Dereham Times e-edition today
E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Dereham Times weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy