Sheringham - 8th July

176 enthusiastic golfers took on the challenging Sheringham Golf Club in fantastic condition. Everyone was quick to notice how quick the greens were, which left many people finding it hard to score and 3 putts common! The weather was dry with a stiff breeze and everyone left great reviews of all facilities on offer at the club.

Sheringham Golf Club is located high on the clifftops on an undulating thin sliver of land, which is wedged between the North Sea cliff edge and the North Norfolk Railway. Steam trains and vintage diesels occasionally rattle past the course, which is set within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The club was originally founded in 1891 and Tom Dunn laid down nine holes, returning in 1898 to extend the course to its present 18 holes.

“At Sheringham we shall be called upon to do only a moderate amount of climbing and some of the very stoutest hitting with the brassey that there has ever been required of us.” Wrote Bernard Darwin in his 1910 book, The Golf Courses of the British Isles: “The theory of the good length hole has been carried almost to its ultimate limit.” The course measures 6,546 yards from the back tees, factor in the North Sea winds and you’ve got a serious test of golf. It’s almost unimaginable how difficult this course must have been in the days of the hickory shaft and the gutty ball.

As anticipation mounted, the moment arrived for the unveiling of the much-awaited prizes:

WHS Leaderboard: 1st Place: G. Seymour + B. Sturman- 45 Pts, 2nd-d. gilbert + a. collier - 43 Pts 3rd-K. Nicholls + D. Thomson-43 Pts(CB), 4th-J. Hurrell + N. Ward 42 Pts (CB), 5th-M. Latham + M. Meeser- 42 Pts (CB), 6th -N. Wright + P. Turland- 42 Pts (CB).

Gross Leaderboard: 1st A. Ashwin + R. Gilmour-36 Pts ,2ndS. Clarke + M. Packard- 36 Pts (CB), 3rd B. Willaims4 + J. Williams-35 Pts.

Par 3 Competition: 1st A. Ashwin + R. Gilmour -10 Pts, 2ndM. Gallimore + D. Edgerton -10Pts, 3rd P. Ballard + R. Ballard 10Pts.

Nearest The Pin: Rob Jackson , Alex Ashwin, Hugh Riddlesdell, Eddie Mayhew.

Longest Drive: - George Grant - Mens  Natasha Raffern -Ladies

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