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Quality course attracts large field of pros

Wednesday, 4th July 2012.

On Friday, June 29, Haverhill Golf Club hosted its PGA East Region Pro Am. An impressive field of 44 PGA professionals and their teams of three amateurs took part in the event.

Haverhill’s head professional, Paul Wilby, said: “It is great to see so many pros and amateurs return to Haverhill for this year’s event.

"The golf club’s reputation, in particular the excellent condition of the golf course prepared by Glenn Norris and his team, has played a huge factor in attracting such a large field."

Wilby went on to thank the golf club staff, PGA organisers and volunteers for all their hard work. He also extended his thanks to the event’s main sponsors, M J Pipe Ltd (Electrical & Gas Appliance Centre), and the other event sponsors, Greene King plc, DB Sheet Metals, Stylize Display Graphics and Precision Carpentry & Joinery for their contribution to the event and Pro Am prize table.

Winning the professional prize with a four under par round of 66 was Daniel Coughlan from Wyke Green Golf Club. In second place was Ben Kerr with a score of 69 from West Suffolk Golf Centre and third place was shared by three professionals, Neil Lythgoe from Royal Norwich Golf Club, Mark Baker from Colchester Golf Club and Stuart Brown from Orton Meadows Golf Club with par rounds of 70.

The team competition was a medal format, with the best two scores to count on each hole. It was won by the team of Andy Cotton (representing Ufford Park), Gerry Scott, Roger Hartley, and John Banks with a superb 19 under par score of 121. The amateurs each won a Hillbilly electric trolley.

In second place was the team of Murray White (representing Penfold Golf Club), Mike Duley, Vic Pomphret and Gordon Price with a gross score of 139 (11 under par).

Third place went to Daniel Coughlan (representing Wyke Green), Billy McCarthy, Chris Schrevel & Jack Quillagan on count back,with 141 (9 under par).

Other Results:
The Men’s IFF Challenge was played on Wednesday, June 27, and the overall result had to be decided on countback. Bob Hammett just had the edge, scoring 40pts, reducing his handicap by one shot.

The full results were: Division One, 1 Michael Bennett 40pts, 2 Paul Hinchliffe 39pts, 3 Kim Ward 38pts.

Division Two, 1 Bob Hammett 40pts, 2 Hayden Durrant 40pts, 3 Aaron Tokley 37pts.

Division Three, 1 Anthony Choat 38pts, 2 Graham Hepworth 35pts, 3 Chris Powell 35pts. The Yellow Tee Stableford results were: 1 George Knight 34pts, 2 Paul Wallace 32pts, 3 John Fox 30pts.

The Haverhill Ladies Cranworth Team of Lyn Fish, Catie Heathfield, Sally Price, Marian Mercer, Jane Herrington and Gerry Wheatley travelled to Halesworth for their match against Newton Green on Thursday, June 28.

The results were close after the morning foursomes with only two points separating the teams, however Haverhill just lost out to Newton Green during the afternoon singles, who won overall by 25-20.

Haverhill’s lady captain Doreen Darbey thanked the teams and their caddies for their support on the day.

On Sunday, July 1, Doreen Darbey hosted her Lady Captain’s Day. Thirty ladies and three junior girls, two of whom featured in the prizes, took part in the 18-hole ‘pink ball’ stableford event.

The format was played in teams of three with all scores to count. The winners with a score of 113 points were Mary Sail, Sally Price and Jo Stokes.

In second place were Gill Barke, Alice Iron (Junior) and Jill Edwards with 110 points. Nicole Pike (Junior) won the longest drive on 14th and Sue Carr nearest the pin on eighth.

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