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  • In this issue a report on the first Rougham Cricket Golf Day at Newton Green Golf Club.
  • A reminder of the Rougham Cricket Club Quiz Night on the 15th March - get your teams in!! 

A bitterly cold day saw Newton Green golf club play host the
inaugural Rougham CC golf day. Seventeen plucky competitors teed off with Rob
Dovaston's trousers providing the only brightness amongst the occasional
snowflakes. Everyone got away well in front of the watching galleries, with
only the odd cover drive troubling the out of bounds down the right. (Although
club captain Ralph Pruden, proving he's not just a streaky batsman, had to
thank a fielding tree to prevent him taking 3 off the 1st tee.

The nearest the pin on the 6th hole was won at the final attempt by Alex
Scott-Ruddock, after all others failed to hit the innocuous 141 yard par 3
green. At an incredible distance of 18.1meters from the hole (yet still somehow
on the green!) was beyond the range of the sweepstake and still required 3
decent putts to get it down!

Mike Tope (Rougham resident) won the second, and much more hotly contested,
nearest the pin on the 161 yard 11th with a shot to around 12ft. However this
was clearly no fluke as Mike carded 39 stapleford points off his 11 handicap to
take second place overall. The winner Julian Cooksly took home the trophy with
a colossal 42 points from his 27 handicap, although I will be taking his card
back to Bury golf club to ensure he is a few shots lighter next time out.

Thanks to all those who bravely took part and I look forward to repeating the
event in the summer months!


Sam Hurst
(golf coordinator & prize-less bronze medallist)

Julian Cooksly - Winner collecting his trophy from Sam Hurst

Simon Codd - "Wooden Spoon/Bat" Winner



  Players Handicap Points Results
1st Julian Cooksly 27 42 Winner
2nd Mike Tope 11 39 Nearest the pin 11th hole & 2nd overall
3rd Sam Hurst 6 36  
4th Colin Campbell 19 31  
5th Paul Hurst 12 31  
6th Rob Doverstone 28 31  
7th Ian Casson 28 30  
8th Jane Hurst 24 29  
9th  Peter Gale 28 28  
10th Chris Shipp 18 27  
11th Andy Norburn 28 26  
12th Janette  28 25  
13th Alex Ruddock 24 22 Nearest the pin 6th hole
14th Ralph Pruden 18 22  
15th Robert Hollock 21 22  
16th Shaun Barrell 28 16  
17th Simon Codd 28 13 "Wooden Spoon/Bat"

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