Well done to the ladies who won the 1st Round of the Diamond Knockout against Royal Norwich on Monday 25th March. This proved to be a very tough match, played on our valley course with a 19th hole needed as a decider.
Men’s Matches & Competition
Please check out Winter Course rules update in Competition Formats, Rules & Guidelines.
Ladies who had represented Barnham Broom in the various teams last year celebrated with a meal together on Thursday 27th February.
Hopefully our 1st team will continue the success of the last two years.
A bouquet was presented to last years Lady Captain, Wendy Johnson and our thoughts are with her as she faces a difficult year in her personal life.
This year’s Club/Men’s Committee comprises of:
Barry Edwards – Captain (07548 311333); Graham Knights – Vice Capt (07552 345524); Alan Hemsley – Secretary; Tony Lynne – Treasurer (07802 637959); Nigel Render – Competitions (07711 512518); Chris Bullimore – Greens (07990521123); Roger Garwood – Former Capt (07548 783745); Barry Ireland – Seniors Capt; Gary Lutkin – Handicap League (07799 504843); Steve Freestone – Juniors (07917 393566); Gerry Neatham – Member (07531 856930); Chris Langton – Member (07899 885067). (Media – not yet appointed)
Barry E deals with County Myhill; Graham K deals with County Cullington; Gary Lutkin deals with Handicap League; (Mark Leeds deals with County Scratch KO)
Ladies are represented at Club Meetings by Wendy Johnson – Lady Captain (07766 808393); Liz Whales – Former Lady Captain (or Di Daniels).
Barnham Broom Management is represented at Club level by: Shuan van Looy, Matthew Gardner & Alan Hemsley.
Congratulations to Adam Sims who this weekend won the Barnham Broom 36 hole scratch championship for the third year running. He is pictured above receiving the championship plate from club Captain Roger Garwood. Adam who plays of 1, shot 150, 76 on the Hill course and 74 on the Valley Course. Second place went to James Tinsey on 153 and third Andrew Stebbings on 158.
The handicap 36 hole competition was won by Eric Harrris, playing off 13, who scored a nett 134, closely followed in second place was Shaun Friend, also playing off 13, with 135 and third Tony Lynne, playing off 11, with 137.
Welcome to Captains corner April Edition
The men’s hole-in-one Phenomenon goes on. Saturday 25th March saw Graham Jeffries Hole-in-one on the 11th Par three on the Hill. Many Congratulations Graham may this form continue throughout the year for you.
I was invited along to the Junior A.G.M. On the same day. Clearly the Academy is in a transitional period at the moment. It was a well attended meeting, many parents, which is always a good sign, and many students in the 9 and under age group. Alan Hemsley ably assisted by Gary Davies do a fantansic job catering for all ages. Over the past 8-10 years Barnham Broom has been blessed with many Talented golfers, some making their debuts on the first step to becoming Tournament professionals. The Late Great Robin Brooks had no little input also, into this last decade of golfers. Will Farley, Giles Evans, Aaron Tillett, James Tinsey, Jamie Black, Charlie Walsh, Josh Bartlett, Haden Leeds Matt Alden, Liam Cossey and more recently Ellie Brown representing her Country as well as County, Tara Davis, Nicola Dazell (the current junior captain) Megan Mann, Harry Bradfield, Charlie Woodward Alex Field, Ollie Underhill-Smith, Tom Piper, Ben Terry, Fred 2ll’s Kiddell (sorry Fred) Fred Pinkney. The vast majority of these golfers have represented their County, a great Honour. I apologise if I have missed anybody out, Please let me know and you will get a special mention in next Months Mardle. Winding up the meeting we came to the Trophy presentation. Prizes won over the previous Twelve Months and I felt very privileged to present these up and coming young people with their hard gained rewards for the past year. I will be watching their progress with interest.
The following matches have been arranged for this year!
Mattishall (Home) Sunday 30th April
Thetford (Home) Saturday 6th May
Costessey (Home) Sunday 21st May
Costessey (Away) Sunday 28th May
Thetford (Away) Sunday 11th June
Dereham (Away) Saturday 17th June
Mattishall (Away) Saturday 5th August
Dereham (Home) Sunday 27th August
Anyone wishing to be considered for the handicap league squad please contact Richard Severn.