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Essex golfer Scade wins fourth annual Swaffham pro-am

PUBLISHED: 20:22 12 June 2017 | UPDATED: 20:22 12 June 2017

Swaffham Golf Club's Nic Cains fired an excellent 68 in his home pro-am - but it was not quite enough to clinch victory. Picture: Archant

Swaffham Golf Club's Nic Cains fired an excellent 68 in his home pro-am - but it was not quite enough to clinch victory. Picture: Archant

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Swaffham Golf Club’s fourth annual charity pro-am tournament took place last week - with a visiting player from Essex turning on the style to take the top prize.

James Scade (Little Channels Golf Centre) made six birdies and an eagle in recording a one-shot win in the East Region PGA event, with Nic Cains putting in an excellent display on his home course to finish one shot behind him in second.

Scade flew out of the traps with an eagle three at the opening hole but gave both strokes back by the third.

His rollercoaster start to the round continued with a birdie at the fourth and then a bogey at the fifth.

But he had settled into a fluent vein of form by the start of the back-nine, making gains at four out of five holes from the 10th.

He could even afford a dropped stroke at the 17th, eventually signing for a four-under-par 67 – one better than home PGA trainee Cains.

He enjoyed his own purple patch on the inward loop, making eagle on 13 before birdies at the next two holes.

Steve Cipa (South Essex Golf Centre) was the other player to break par with a one-under 70. Mark Talbott (Thorpe Hall) shot 71 for sole claims on fourth place.

Cipa led the winning team on a tally of 126 – two better than Scade’s quartet.

Meanwhile Swaffham Town Football Club’s annual golf day was the biggest and best supported yet.

Twenty two teams competed on the immaculate greens and fairways of Swaffham Golf Club. A great day was had by all and thanks are due to the club for once again providing fantastic facilities, making competitors welcome and laying on a meal at the end of the day.

The competition won by the local postmen, deserved victors.

Meanwhile Swaffham Town Sports and Social Club will be holding its annual general meeting on Saturday, July 1 (1pm) in the clubhouse.

Club members and interested parties are invited to attend. A nomination paper for those wishing to be considered for positions on the club committee is posted on the club noticeboard.

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