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Fakenham Golf Club hosts annual county championship

PUBLISHED: 09:30 19 October 2017

The final of the Young Cup was played at Wensum Valley between Royal Norwich pairs Hope Neild and Jo Herd and Eve Neild - Hope's younger sister - and Mary Cartwrightl. It was a close match with Hope  and Jo winning on the 17th hole 2/1. The pairs are pictured with county president  Jo Ashmore. Picture: Carol Delf

The final of the Young Cup was played at Wensum Valley between Royal Norwich pairs Hope Neild and Jo Herd and Eve Neild - Hope's younger sister - and Mary Cartwrightl. It was a close match with Hope and Jo winning on the 17th hole 2/1. The pairs are pictured with county president Jo Ashmore. Picture: Carol Delf

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Fakenham Golf Club hosted the annual Norfolk Nine Hole Club Alliance Challenge Cup.

This is a competition between the nine hole clubs in the county who agreed an arrangement which gives their members a reciprocal agreement to play at other such clubs at a reduced green fee.

Fakenham, Dereham, Ryston Park, Feltwell and Searles from Hunstanton put up teams to take part in the tournament, with Searles winning the cup with a score of 231 points.

Eight players - two men, two women, two seniors and two juniors - made up the teams, playing individual stableford, with the combined score to win.

Individual winners were Jon Gibson (men, Searles), Martin Gould (seniors, Fakenham), Sue Fleming (women, Searles) and Aiden Emry (juniors, Ryston Park).

The match was followed by a carvery meal and presentation. Next year the rota system takes the tournament to Feltwell.

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