Ollie Earl gets helps to get Bungay Golf Club’s Spring Cup going; Beccles Golf Club starts Wednesday league

Bungay Golf Club's junior section held their Spring Cup as the first competition of 2012.

In Division One, playing 18 holes, seven competed with Ben Tipple the winner, one point ahead of Kyle Betts. In Division Two, a 10-hole competition, Sam Bingham was first with 28 points.

Following the presentation came the announcement of the new junior captain, Ollie Earl.

His first task was to perform his drive-in, which amounted to an excellent, straight drive of 244 yards.

Meanwhile, Beccles Golf Club has started its Wednesday league nights, which tee-off between 3-6pm for members and non-members. The first winner was club junior Jack Hammond, ahead of fellow junior Matt Hunter and David Chipperfield third.


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Beccles Seniors also hosted Thorpeness in the Beaumont County Knockout. With home draws always an advantage the captain made some great pairing selections and the team finished with a win of six holes.

Saturday saw club members play for the AD Willows Shield.

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Two junior members played alongside the main competition and off the white tees, both Jack Hammond and Keiran Bale held their own, scoring 33 and 47 respectively. The main competition was closely fought, with Derek Bickers third (37 points), Kevin Ayers second (40) and winning club captain Bob Janney top (41).

Sunday saw ex-captain James Cushing hold the James Cushing Cup for the coveted grey jacket.

Longest drive on 9/18 was won by Keith Pickering, nearest the pin on 2/11 was seniors captain Ron Walding, nearest the pin on 1/10 was president George Savill and nearest the pin on 8/17 was David Neech, pipping his wife Rhona.

The main competition was very close with the top four players within three points. Fourth was Ben Cable on 39 points, third was Steve Driver with 40 points, second was Ben Debenham on 41 points and winning with 42 points was Keith Pickering.

Saturday sees the Billy Wood Trophy and Sunday is junior coaching from 10-11am, with spaces still available on the day.

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