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Top-hole day for Watton footballers

PUBLISHED: 18:04 07 July 2010 | UPDATED: 14:56 02 August 2010

PLAYERS from Watton United FC took a break from watching the World Cup action to try their hand on the golf course, at their fourth annual golf tournament on Friday, June 25.

PLAYERS from Watton United FC took a break from watching the World Cup action to try their hand on the golf course, at their fourth annual golf tournament on Friday, June 25.

An impressive total of 23 four-man teams competed this year.

The competition comprised 18 holes under stableford rules, with prizes for the individual best score, and team score, taking the best two scores on each hole from each team.

This year also saw the presentation of the Rick Neave Cup, in memory of Watton United's former manager, being awarded to the highest scoring individual who has played for Watton United FC, and a new award presented to the person with the lowest overall round.

The club were pleased to see a number of current club members taking part, together with some familiar faces from the past, including ex-Watton United managers Tony Shipp, Bob Taylor, and ex-players Andy Hunt, Paul Jarvis, Daryl Woodward, Andy Campbell and Richard Spillman, Ollie Applegate, Karl Pitcher all appearing in teams for the first time.

Best Individual Score: 1 B Taylor 47 points, 2 H Waters 46, 3 D Rudling 45.

Best Team Score: 1 Team Spillman (S Spillman, R Spillman, D Rudling, I Bonser) 99 points, 2 Team Shipp (T Shipp, G Rowlands, K Kitteridge, T Lyons) 97, 3 Team Wordley (S Wordley, R Bailey, P Legrice, M Mace) 95.

Rick Neave Cup: Bob Taylor 47 points.

Lowest Gross Round: Paul Matless 72 shots.

Nearest The Pin (Hole 3): Jon Sproston. Longest Drive (Hole 9): Stuart Livock. Longest Drive (Hole 13): P Matless. Nearest The Pin (Hole 17): Phil Patience. ooden Spoon: Paul Rayner.

The club would like to again extend its thanks to Simon Jessop at Richmond Park Golf Club for providing excellent hospitality throughout the day, and allowing the club to put on this much-needed fundraiser each year.

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