The second round of the 36 Hole medal got underway over the Valley course to decide who would be the recipients of the Gross and Net trophies.
Some excellent scoring on the Saturday saw Adam Sims lead the gross competition by 6 strokes after a level par 71. In the net competition there were no fewer than 13 scores that beat par with Steven Guy having the lowest score of a net 64 followed by a net 66 by Gary Lutkin and a net 67 by Chris Thorman. So who maintained that form into Sunday?
The Gross competition saw Adam Sims add a 75 to his earlier 71 to take the trophy by 8 shots. He will admit that he wasn’t at his best for the first 12 holes but an eagle 3 on 13, followed by birdies at 16 and 18 helped to reduce the damage of two double bogeys on 4th and 17th holes. In the runner-up spot was Gary Lutkin who off a 12 handicap added a 4 over par 76 to the 7 over par 78 he shot on the previous day. A further shot back was Jason Taylor who took third. I must mention Aaron Tillett who shot the low round of the day – a 74.
Congratulations Adam – well played – the winner for the second year in succession.
Adam receiving his trophy from Capt Roger – photo by Alan Hemsley – please stick to the golf Hembo!
For the Net Trophy the 2 of the top 3 from Saturday didn’t quite have the rounds they would have liked. However, for one, and you have probably guessed who that is by now, bettered their score. Gary Lutkin, with the pressure well and truly on followed up his net 66 with an even better net 64 following his 2 rounds in the 70s. Remarkable golf and rightly deserved to win the Net Trophy and a substantial cut in his handicap – welcome to the single figure club Gary! In second spot with a fine net 66 to follow his 71 from the first round was Lloyd Douglas and in third was Adrian (George) Dawes (71/69).
Congratulations Gary – I know this means a lot to you!
Gary receiving his trophy – photo again by Hembo (can almost see them this time :))
A huge thank you must go to the following for their help and support:
Derek (DJ) and Jane Johnson for looking after the Leaderboard on both days
Norfolk’s answer to Ivor Robson – Matt Gardner with some colourful player introductions
Alan Hemsley for being starter on Sunday (not for his photography) and everyone in the Golf Shop
The Greenkeeping staff for producing some very fine greens for us to enjoy
This year we have held it over 2 days based on the feedback received from last year when it was felt that the event was not the pinnacle of the golfing season. So, we moved it to 2 days with a cut at the halfway stage, had updated leaderboards on both days, and presented the trophies at the conclusion of play on the second day. Any feedback, thoughts, comments on what you thought about the revised format and where it could be improved even more will be greatly appreciated. You can leave feedback on here, with the Committee or via one of the cards in the Golf Shop.
Lastly a big thank you to everyone that took part and supported the event.