Colin Montgomerie hails West Norfolk contribution

Ryder Cup captain Colin Montgomerie has honoured Royal West Norfolk Golf Club for its support of the Golf Foundation.

The club was among the heroes of grass roots junior golf who were recognised at Wentworth Club during the Golf Foundation President's Awards.

Royal West Norfolk received the Gus Payne Award for the club which raises the most money for the Golf Foundation, which works to make the game more accessible to children from all backgrounds through its 'Golf Roots' scheme.

Montgomerie, who was performing his first official duty as the Foundation's president, commended the work of the club and the other winners. He presented the award to the 2010 captain Simon Broke and club professional Simon Rayner.

Royal West Norfolk is a long-term supporter of the Golf Foundation and has now won the Gus Payne award seven times. On this occasion they raised almost �2,600.


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In addition to the club support for the Golf Foundation, the ladies' section are committed supporters of the Norfolk county girls and their sponsorship has enabled the introduction of awards, such as the junior order of merit, and specialised training opportunities.

• A charity day at The Norfolk held by ladies' captain Jane Sheppard raised just over �700 for the Norwich branch of Macmillan Cancer Support.

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The home winning team were Joan Cooper, Linda Asker, Wendy Shadrack and Linda Sheppard and the away winning team were Val Kirkwood, Caroline Hawkins, Maria Fox and Elaine Field. Nearest the pins were won by Linda Sheppard (fourth) and Pat Eke (13th).

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