GOLF: Record-breaking numbers for Tydd St Giles’ annual spring open golf competition that saw over 150 competitors take part

Overall Tydd St Giles golf club spring open winner James Hale-Smith (left) being presented with the

Overall Tydd St Giles golf club spring open winner James Hale-Smith (left) being presented with the winner’s trophy by club captain Vinney Day (right). - Credit: Archant

It was a new ‘Tydd record’ at this year’s Tydd St Giles golf club spring open event – with 152 golfers from around the region teeing off in attempt to take home the winners trophy.

Vinney Day, the club’s captain, thanked all participants for making a “great competition played in glorious sunshine” and also thanked The Green Keepers, a tea, working to get the golf course in the correct condition to compete.

The individual competition overall winner was James Hale-Smith, beating second place Mike Lewarne, from Heacham Manor Golf Club, by eight points.

Full results are as followed:

First place: James Hale-Smith – 45 Points

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Second place: Mike Lewarne – 37 Points

Third place: Leigh Chapman – 37 Points

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Fourth place: Gavin Merrison – 37 points

Fifth place: Michael Flint – 36 Points

Division one winner: Dean Wright – 36 Points

Second place: Robert Simpson – 36 Points

Third place: Scott Williams – 36 Points

Fourth place: Kerr Page – 36 Points

Fifth place: Tom Brooks – 35 Points

Division two winner: Ray Skeels – 36 Points

Second place: John Northrop – 34 Points

Third place: David Holmes – 34 Points

Fourth place: David Darres – 33 Points

Fifth place: Simon Smith – 33 Points

Nearest the pin (fourth hole): Matt Prudence

Nearest the pin (eighth hole): Dave Longstaff-Hogg

Nearest the pin (11th hole): Leigh Chapman

Nearest the pin (16th hole): Mike Lewarne

Nearest the pin in two (18th hole): Kerr Page

Longest drive (13th hole): Kevin Goode

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