In mourning for promising life cut short

MARK NICHOLLS Hundreds of people attended a funeral service in Hethersett yesterday for rising golf star Craig Waugh. Members of the golfing fraternity from across Norfolk and the country joined the ceremony at St Remigius Church for the young golf prospect who was killed when the car he was driving crashed into a shop.

MARK NICHOLLS

Hundreds of people attended a funeral service in Hethersett yesterday for rising golf star Craig Waugh.

Members of the golfing fraternity from across Norfolk and the country joined the ceremony at St Remigius Church for the young golf prospect who was killed when the car he was driving crashed into a shop.

Officiating at the service was the Rector of St Remigius, the Rev Di Lammas, who said: "It was standing room only in a service where there were traditional hymns and tributes read out on behalf of members of the family."

The service was followed by cremation at Earlham Crematorium in Norwich.

Since Craig's death on July 8, messages of sympathy have been pouring in to the family from all over the country, many from members of the golfing community.

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Craig, was regarded as a bright prospect in the game.

He was county champion, Norfolk Amateur Champion, a schoolboy champion and had won the Norfolk Order of Merit two years in a row. He was Dunston Hall club champion for five consecutive years.

Ahead of the service, his father Robert Waugh of Hethersett, a professional golfer, said: "His goal in life was to get on the European tour and play professional golf.

"I felt he had more than a good chance of doing what he wanted to do. It's the hardest game in the world - a game of effort and time - and his ability was second to none."

He died when the car he was driving crashed into the Red Herring Delicatessen in Queen's Road, Hethersett. Schoolgirl Chloe Goose, a 14-year-old passenger in the car, also died in the accident.