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Ladies Trophies

The Ladies President Janet Coles presented the Ladies trophies at Ryston Park Golf Club.
Competition Winners:-

Halliday Cup: Pam Taylor
Irene Mott Trophy: Maggie Ward
Amy Goddard Trophy: Maggie Ward
Grannies Trophy: Anne Emmerson
Brownlow Bowl: Ann Fletcher
Doris Ball Rose Bowl: Tracy Russell
Lee Bennett Cup: Ann Fletcher
Adcock Cup: Ann Fletcher
Silver Cup: Fran Johnson
Presidents Prize: Val Mellish
Captains Prize: TIff Mills
Joan Burrell Cup & Handicap Plate: TIff Mills
Bring & Win: Pam Taylor
Past Captains Day: Ann Fletcher
Copper Jug Pairs: Pam Taylor & Maggie Ward
Winter Eclectic: Div 1 Pam Taylor, Div 2 Susan Filby, Div 3 Marlene Simmonds
Most Improved Golfer: Maggie Ward
Spring Foursomes: Pam Taylor & Marlene Simmonds
Autumn Foursomes: Pam Taylor & Maggie Ward
Coronation Foursomes: Ann Fletcher & TIff Mills
Daily Mail Foursomes: Trish McManus & Tracy Russell
Ping Fourball Betterball: Sue Ward & Marlene Simmonds
Australian Spoons: Elizabeth Tyler & Caroline Cotterell
Birdie Tree: Ann Fletcher
Kitty Gillies: Tiff Mills

Photograph from the left: TIff Mills, Fran Johnson, Maggie Ward, Pam Taylor, Ann Fletcher


Gibb Cup

Winners of the Gibb Cup. John Wake and Geoff Matthews


Daily Mail Foursomes

Ladies and Men’s Daily Mail Foursomes Winners.
Trish McManus and Tracy Russell, Gordon Carter and David Weeds.


Ladies Invitation Day

Winners of the Ladies Invitation Day.

From left: Ladies Captain Maggie Ward, Ann Fletcher, Sammy Martin(Royal Norwich) and Ladies President Janet Coles.


Ladies Captain Away Day

Ryston Park Ladies travelled to Hovenden Park Golf Club in Fleet for their Ladies Captain Away Day and Picnic Lunch. Melanie Martin won the singles competition.

Janet Coles, Janet Rice & Ruth Mountain won the team event. Fran Johnson won the best front nine. Janet Coles won the best back nine and Liz Forgan won the putting competition.

The weather was kind and the ladies enjoyed a picnic lunch after the golf. Prizes were presented by the Ladies Captain Maggie Ward.

Photo: Melanie Martin (Left) with the Ladies Captain Maggie Ward. (Photo taken by Pam Taylor)


Eva New Knock Out Competition

Tracy Russell from Upwell & Peter Mannion from Terrington St Clement beat Pam and Richard Taylor from Downham Market in the mixed pairs Eva New Knock Out Competition at Ryston Park Golf Club on Sunday 6th August. The match went to the 18th hole and proved to be a very close competitive game. This was the first time that Peter and Tracy had played together in a mixed competition.

Photo: Peter Mannion & Tracy Russell.


Ladies Invitation Day

Ryston Park Golf Club Ladies invited guests to join them for 18 holes and dinner. Ladies President Janet Coles presented the prizes to:-

winners: 1st Ann Fletcher (Ryston) & Sammy Martin (Royal Norwich) 2nd: Ann Emmerson (Ryston) & Rosie Sutterby (Richmond Park) 3rd: Val Mellish (Ryston) & Julie Proctor (King's Lynn)

Nearest the Pin 4/13th Pam Taylor (Ryston), Nearest the Pin 7/16th Jackie Reeks (King's Lynn). Nearest the Line Jane Martin (Ryston).

Photo from Left: Pam Taylor(Ryston) Jackie Reeks (King's Lynn) Julie Proctor (King's Lynn) Maggie Ward (Ladies Captain -Ryston) Janet Coles (Ladies President -Ryston) Sammy Martin (Royal Norwich) Ann Fletcher (Ryston) Rosie Sutterby (Richmond Park) Anne Emmerson (Ryston) Val Mellish (Ryston)


Lee Bennett Knock Out

The final of the Ladies Lee Bennett Knock Out was played on Wednesday 2nd August. Ann Fletcher won the trophy from Pam Taylor 3/2


Snipe Trophy

Ryston Park Seniors played a medal competition for the Snipe Trophy. Mick Window won with a nett 67 and was presented with the trophy by the Senior's Captain Graham Child.

Photo: Graham Child(Left) Mick Window (Right)


Ryston Shield

Seniors Captain Graham Child was presented with the Ryston Shield by Ian Buttle following his nett medal score of 69

Photo shows: Graham (left) and Ian (right)


Ladies Captain Day

Winner - Tiff Mills


Copper Jug Trophies

Pam Taylor & Maggie Ward win the Copper Jug Trophies following a play off they came in with 31 points.


Captains and Past Captains

On Monday 10th July Ryston Park Golf Club entertained Captains and Past Captains from clubs in Norfolk, Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire for the second year running. An excellent turn out when they enjoyed good weather and food. Prize winners were:-

1st Lin Walker (Tydd St Giles) 2nd Jackie Maon (Tydd St Giles) 3rd Gillian Storey (Royal Cromer)
1st Monty Brittain (Spalding), 2nd John Camm (Spalding) 3rd Steve Andrews (Girton)
1st Home Winners Val Mellish, 2nd Maggie Ward, 3rd Ann Fletcher.
1st Home Winners Roger Sloper on count back from Joe Flogdell in 2nd place and John Rice in 3rd.
Nearest the Pin: Maggie Ward (Ryston Park) & Mike Crampton (Spalding)



Tom Reed Trophy

Danny Kew and Pam Taylor win the Tom Reed Trophy with 38 points following a replay with Gordon Carter & Ruth Mountain who scored 35 points.

Tiffany Mills

Tiffany Mills, our 3 handicapper, has joined the Ryston staff as a greenkeeper.


July Medal

Owen Mills won the July medal with a nett 65


Brownlow Bowl

Ann Fletcher winner of the Brownlow Bowl Flag Competition


Australian Spoons

Liz Tyler and Caroline Cotterell won the Australian Spoons Competition


Midweek Medal

Gary Rider won the Men's midweek medal with a nett 70



Pratt Senior Cup

Alan Clarke winner of the Pratt Senior Cup after a play off with Gordon Carter.


Mens Club Scratch

Charlie Rains is the Mens Club Scratch Champion.  Congratulations.


Men's Handicap Competition

Nigel Wagg won the Men's Handicap Competition for 2017


Halliday Cup

Pam Taylor won the ladies Halliday Cup. A medal competition score 89-16=73


Collins Salver

Richard Cave winner of the Collins Salver win a nett 69.


Jim Russell Grand Prix

Pam Taylor & Danny Kew won the Jim Russell Grand Prix 2017 with 38 points. Second place went to Tracy Russell & Richard Taylor with 37 points.


Ryston Pair win the Phillip-Oppenheimer Trophy

Tiff Mills and Ann Fletcher won the Norfolk Ladies Golf Trophy - another great achievement for Ryston Park Ladies section.


Norfolk Ladies Golf Scratch League

Ryston Park lady golfers win the Norfolk Ladies Golf Scratch League gaining promotion from Div 3 to Div 2 for 2017.

From left: Tiff Mills, Sue Ward, Trish McManus (Captain), Ann Fletcher & Tracy Russell




Ryston Park Ladies 2016


Sausage Supper


Men's Trophies

The annual sausage supper was held on Wednesday 26th October with the presentation of trophies.

Club Captain Pam Taylor welcomed everyone, John Rice was Master of Ceremonies and Club President Joe Flogdell presented the trophies.

The clubhouse was packed when the dinner of sausages, mash and peas followed by cheese and biscuits was served by Classic Catering Services.

An enjoyable evening was had by all.

From back left: Mick Ward, Dick Martin, Danny Kew, Robert Parker, David Rider, Paul Allen, Richard Allen
Seated: Club Captain Pam Taylor and Gordon Carter



Cup Winners

Ryston Park Ladies Section held their annual prize giving and lunch following a Stableford Competition won by Janet Coles with a fantastic 39 points.

Back Row from left: Anne Emmerson, Sue Ward, Susan Filby, Patsy Parker, Pat Blyth
Front Row front left: Ladies Vice Captain Maggie Ward, Club Captain Pam Taylor, Ladies Captain Tracy Russell, Tiff Mills.

Cup Winners:-

Halliday Cup: Maggie Ward
Amy Goddard Trophy: Tracy Russell
Grannies Trophy: Patsy Parker
Brownlow Bowl: Liz Tyler
Doris Ball Rose Bowl: Tiff Mills
Lee Bennett Cup: Pat Blyth
Adcock Cup: Pam Taylor
Silver Cup: Sue Ward
Presidents Prize: Anne Emmerson
Captain’s Prize: Pam Taylor
Joan Burall Cup: Tiff Mills
Handicap Plate: Pam Taylor
Past Captains Day: Janet Coles
Copper Jugs: Susan Filby & Maggie Ward
Most Improved Golfer: Maggie Ward
Spring Foursomes: Liz Forgan & Pat Blyth
Autumn Foursomes: Pam Taylor & Sue Ward
Coronation Foursomes: Trish Mcmanus & Tracy Russell
Daily Mail Foursomes: Susan Filby & Maggie Ward
Ping 4 Ball Betterball: Susan Filby & Maggie Ward, 2nd: Pam Taylor & Sue Ward
Birdie Tree: Tiff Mills (8 birdies).

Ryston Ladies won their Norfolk Scratch League moving from Division 3 up to Division 2 and the Ryston League Team came 2nd in Norfolk Division 2. Considering the club has less than 50 lady members this is quite an achievement for Ryston Park Golf Club.

Ryston Park would welcome any new members - please enquire at the club office.


Ladies Autumn Foursomes

Ryston Park held their annual ladies Autumn Foursomes with Sue Ward & Pam Taylor the winners with 33points. 2nd on count back were Val Mellish & Cheryl Singleton and 3rd Tracy Russell & Trish McManus.

Nearest the Pin winner: Ladies Captain Tracy Russell.

Winners received flowers and M&S vouchers.

From Left: Sue Ward & Club Captain Pam Taylor


Captains Invitation Day

Pam Taylor, Club Captain of Ryston Park Golf Club, organised a new event for 2016 inviting Captains, Vice Captains & Past Captains from Mens, Seniors & Ladies section from local golf clubs to participate in a Captain’s Invitation Stableford event. Captains from around Norfolk & Cambridgeshire attended which included Barnham Broom, Costessey Park, Tydd St Giles, Spalding, Gog Magog & Girton. Pam organised the event and Ann Fletcher was chief starter who explained the rules and details of the course to those who had not played the course before.

Enjoying a bacon butty and coffee on arrival the golfers played individual Stableford before enjoying a buffet lunch provided by Classic Catering.
Winning Ladies: 1st Sue Fage 38pts, 2nd Liz Whales (Barnham Broom) 36 pos on count back from 3rd Tracy Russell (Ryston) 36. Nearest the Pin Lin Walker (Tydd St Giles)

Winning Men: 1st David Tasker (Spalding 37 pos, 2nd John Camm (Spalding) 36 pos on count back from Chris Atkin 36 pts. Nearest the Pin John Camm (Spalding)

Visitors thought Ryston course was in excellent condition and hope the competition would be played again for many years to come when they would like to be invited back. David Tasker thanked Club Captain Pam Taylor for organising the event, the caterers and the green staff for a really enjoyable day. Sue Fage responded on behalf of the ladies by congratulating Pam on the success of the event and also hopes it will continue next year.

From Left: Liz Whales (Barnham Broom GC) Tracy Russell (Ryston Park) David Tasker (Spalding) Pam Taylor (CLUB Captain Ryston Park), John Camm (Spalding) Chris Atkin (Girston) Sue Fage (Costessey) Lin Walker (Tydd St Giles)


SNIPE Trophy

The Senior's Captain Graham Child presents Graham Warren with the Seniors SNIPE Trophy.

Photo: From left Graham Warren and Captain Graham Child.

Charity Winners at Ryston Park

On Friday 13th May, Club Captain Pam Taylor hosted her Charity Day in aid of Breast Cancer Support Care Unit at QE Hospital King's Lynn. Friday the 13th only saw a change in the weather but the day went smoothly and enjoyed but visiting and home golfers.

Winners from Ely City were Ian & Binnie Bridgeman with Dave & Barbara Woods. 2nd Place Heacham Manor: Alex & Pat Richardson with Charlie & Angie Bissett. Home Winners: Patsy & Bryan Parker with their guests Derek & Tracy Croydon. 2nd: John & Janet Rice with Janet Coles & Roger Sloper.

Nearest the Pin for Men was Charlie Bissett and Patsy Parker won the ladies prize. Thanks to Maggie Ward (Starter) Anne Emmerson (Raffle & Door) Tonya & Julie (Classic Catering).

From left : Ian Bridgeman, Binnie Bridgeman, Ryston Club Captain Pam Taylor, Barbara Woods & Dave Woods



Golfer raises £835 for QE Breast Cancer Care Unit

Ryston Park golfer Richard Taylor completed 72 holes of golf on Sunday 8th May raising £835.00 from sponsorship. The money will go to the Club Captain's charity fund for Breast Cancer Care at the QE Hospital.

Ryston Park Club Captain Pam Taylor and Ladies Captain Tracy Russell have both selected the Breast Cancer Care at the QE Hospital King's Lynn as their charity for the year and with only one month into their captaincy have raised over£1,000.

Thanks go to all the sponsors, Joe Flogdell for the use of his buggy and the golfers on the course who allowed us to play through and put money in the charity bucket as we passed by.

Richard & Pam Taylor


Welcome to the fore as Ryston shrugs off tradition

February 2016 saw a change in tradition at Ryston Park Golf Club when after 84 years (where men have previously been in charge of the club) Pam Taylor was appointed as their Club Captain to become the first woman in Norfolk to be a Club Captain.

Pam joined Ryston Park in January 2007 and was Ladies Captain 2013/14 and Club Treasurer 2013-2015.

Pam is supported by Ladies Captain Tracy Russell and Seniors Captain Graham Child.

The club also appointed women in the office with Ann Fletcher becoming Club Secretary and Julie Johnson as Club Treasurer.

Ryston Park golf course was constructed in 1932 and designed by James Braid. It is a nine hole course where every hole demands the greatest respect for the accomplished golfer. Many of the holes are shaped by superb mature trees which, when in full leaf, provide an additional challenge. There is also a number
of water features on the course and some daunting shots to be played close to the out of bounds, so accuracy as well as good course management is essential.

Ryston Park welcomes new members and currently there is no joining fee. Subscriptions can be paid in full, half yearly or on a monthly basis.

The ladies meet on Wednesday mornings, Seniors on Tuesday& Thursday mornings. There are no tee times booked unless the tee is reserved for a match but as a member you can turn up and play. Societies and Greenfee golfers are welcome and these should be booked in advance through the club office.

Peter Lunt, the PGA Professional offers lessons at very reasonable prices. These can be playing lessons if requested.

The clubhouse offers food and drink. Often there are Social Evenings, Theme Nights with Food, Golf Roll Ups and Quiz Nights where non-members are welcome.

We are happy to hire the clubhouse for wakes and private parties – subject to availability. If you would like further information please contact the office by
phone or email. Details are on the club website.

Pam Taylor (Club Captain), Graham Child (Seniors Captain), Tracy Russell (Ladies Captain)



Ryston Park Seniors Remain Champions

Ryston Park Seniors entertained Dereham, Fakenham and Feltwell in the final round of the 9 Hole Alliance Competion on February 25, in a hard match against Fakenham they managed to half the match and retain the the trophy, ably led by 2015 vice captain Graham Child (now senior captain for 2016)

Photo from left: John Rice, Robin Huggins, Graham Child (Seniors Captain), Bill Smart, Keven Bishop & Barry Marks.
Missing from the photo are: Tony Emery, Roger March & Pat Holman.



Ryston Park Golf Club Secretary retires

John Rice (left) is seen being presented with a wall clock on his retirement as Club Secretary after many years working in the office. 

Tam Payne (Last year's Captain) presented the clock to  John at the AGM  and thanked him on behalf of the members who look forward to seeing him more on the golf course and enjoying his retirement.


All change at Ryston Park

It's all change at Ryston Park Golf Club. Ann Fletcher takes over as Club Secretary and Julie Johnson as Club Treasurer.

Ann took over from John Rice who retired recently. She was Lady Captain in 2011 and is a regular player in the Norfolk Ladies Vets team. Julie has run her own catering business and been involved at the golf club running the bar and helping with the catering for her daughter.

The members would like to congratulate them on their new post and visitors will find them in the office weekday mornings.


Christmas AM AM

Ryston Park Golf Club held a Christmas AM AM followed by christmas dinner in the clubhouse when 80 people were served by Classic Catering.

The winning team shown below (from left) Richard & Ann Fletcher, Tiff Mills & Keven Bishop with 86 points. 2nd: Liz Forgan with her three grandchildren - Ben, Sam & Jack with 85 points, 3rd on count back: Steven & Liz Harvey, Mick & Sue Ward with 84 points from 4th place: Maggie Ward, Paul & Richard Allen & Gary Rider.

Ladies Nearest the Pin on 4th Ann Fletcher, Nearest the Pin on 7th: Ann Fletcher.
Mens Nearest the Pin on 4th: Steven Harvey, Nearest the pin on 7th; Glen Marsters.
2’s Winners: Ann Fletcher, Tiff Mills, Sue Ward, Ben Forgan, Barry Sewell & Glen Marsters.
Winning quiz Team: Captain Tam Payne. Winner of the Irish Bingo: Steve Harvey.


Ryston Park Cup Winners

Winners of the Mixed Golf trophies were presented at the Ryston Park Christmas AM AM golf dinner.
Bill Nurse Trophy: Fran & Dick Johnson, Eva New Cup: Fran & Dick Johnson, Stewards Cup: Paul Allen & Maggie Ward, Jim Russell: Dick & jane Martin, Tom Reed Cup: Gordon Carter & Ruth Mountain.

From left: Dick & Jane Martin, Maggie Ward, Dick Johnson, Fram Johnson, Paul Allen, Ruth Mountain


Ladies Presentation

Ryston Park Ladies held their Christmas Lunch on Wednesday 16th December when the cup winners (seen above) were presented with their trophies.
The ladies also played a Bring & Win 9 Hole competition before lunch with Marlene Simmonds winning with 17 points, Tracy Russell was 2nd with 16 points and Ann Fletcher 3rd with 15 points.

Christmas lunch was served by Classic Catering when the ladies enjoyed their turkey dinner with all the trimmings.

Photo from left standing: Anne Emmerson, Susan Filby, Sue Ward, Fran Johnson, Liz Tyler, Lyn Kirk, Ann Fletcher
From left Seated: Val Mellish, Tiff Mills


Texas Scramble

On Tuesday 15th December Ryston Park Golf Club Seniors Section held their end of year “Texas Scramble” with 43 golfers taking part. Following lunch the Seniors Captain Bill Smart presented the prizes and was also part of the winning team.

1st: Charlie Savage, Roger March & Bill Smart with 63.4
2nd: Keven Bishop, Mike Brown & Brian Cook with 64.0
3rd Graham Warren, Terry Russell & Don Rowell with 67.5

Nearest the Pin on 4th : Charlie Savage Nearest the Pin on 7th: Peter Williams Nearest the Pin in Two on 9th: Roger March

From Left Charlie Savage, Roger March & Seniors Captain Bill Smart


Men’s Annual Sausage Supper

The Men’s Annual Sausage Supper was held at Ryston Park Golf Club on Friday 23rd October with over 40 golfers attending. Cups presented by the President Joe Flogdell.

(top, from left) Richard & Paul Allen (Gibb Cup), Roger Sloper (Campbell Cup), Nigel Wagg ( Most Improved Golfer)
(bottom, from left) Ian Osler (Pratt Senior Cup), Gordon Carter (Presidents Putter), Jim Marsh (James Braid Trophy), Bert Emery (Newton Scratch).
Other winners not in attendance: David Forgan Salvers: S Cobbins/S Rust, Grazier Cup: W Smart, Kisby Cup: B Forgan, Club Championship Scratch: C Rains, Club Championship Handicap: D Russell, RNLI: J Forgan, Pratt Cup: T Covell.


Ryston Park Golf Club Professional entertained Hillcrest Primary school Golfers

Back row: John Rice (Ryston Secretary) Peter Lunt (PGA Professional) Joe Steel (Hillcrest Teacher)

15 youngsters from Hillcrest Primary School have been having golf lessons at the school and came to Ryston Park Golf Club for practice in a sand bunker and on the putting green.
Peter Lunt (PGA Professional attached to Ryston Park) entertained the kids and showed them the correct way to get out of a bunker and how to putt the ball in the hole. Hopefully they will enjoy the game and continue with the sport.



Ryston Park Seniors Section

Photo From Left:

Dick Russell – Winner of 18+ handicaps

Roger March – Birdie Winner with 20 throughout the season

Terry Russell – Millenium Cup Winner


Ryston Park win the 9 Hole Alliance Trophy

Ryston retained the trophy by a narrow margin of 2 points with Susan Filby winning the Ladies Nearest the Pin. A fine afternoons golf in perfect conditions followed by a roast dinner. Afterwards the team enjoyed a celebratory drink with the Vice Captain.


Norfolk County Ladies Foursome Championship

Norfolk County Ladies Foursome Championship Winners Ann Fletcher & Tiff Mills of Ryston Park Golf Club.

A 36 hole competition played at Swaffham Golf club on 24th August saw the Ryston pair playing off a 6 handicap (half combined) scoring 38pts on their first round and 33pts on the second round.

Ann & Tiff nearly had the Scratch Plate too but were beaten on count back by Shelly Pleasance and Jane Shepherd.


Lady President Day

Lady President Jane Martin held her competition on Sunday 23rd August when the early golfers managed to stay dry while the last 9 battled against the heavy rain. However Jane organised a lovely buffet and provided bottles of wine on the tables which helped cheer up the bedraggled ladies! Jane’s husband Richard was the official starter and explained about the “Mulligan Bonus”. Jane served at the Halfway house providing a welcome glass of Pimms, sandwiches, cakes etc.

Winner of the Stableford competition was Val Mellish on count back with 39 points from Liz Hackett in 2nd place and Ann Fletcher with 38 points in third place. The Buffet was supplied by Classic Catering. A lovely afternoon enjoyed by all.

The ladies of Ryston Park Golf Club thank the Lady President for an enjoyable day even if the rain dampened some spirits it was soon forgotten when in the clubhouse.

From Left Ann Fletcher, Val Mellish, LIz Hackett


Ladies Past Captains Qualifying Stableford

Winner: Janet Coles with 33 points on count back from Ann Fletcher with 33 points, Tiff Mills on count back from Pam Saxby with 30 points.

Nearest the Pin: Jane Martin

Janet Coles, Lady Captain Fran Johnson, Lady President Jane Martin


2015 Trophy Winners

Kirby Cup Winner Ben Forgan

Club Captains Prize Winner Roger Sloper

Seniors Ryston Shield Winner Dave Mitchell

Snipe Trophy Winner Seniors Captain Bill Smart

Amy Goddard Trophy Winner Susan Filby


The Stewards Cup

The Stewards Cup competition was held at Ryston Park Golf Club on Sunday 16th August as a Greensome Stableford with Maggie Ward & Paul Allen coming in with 44 points to win and retain the trophy. Pam Saxby & Richard Taylor were second on count back with 39 points and Sue & Mick Ward were third with 39 points. To round the day off the golfers were served a wonderful Roast Pork dinner with thanks to Classic Catering and to John Rice for checking the cards.

Mrs Maggie Ward & Paul Allen


English Golf Australian Spoons

Lady Captain Fran Johnson with her partner Susan Filby qualified earlier this year in the English Golf Australian Spoons competition to play in the area match at Bedford & County Golf Club where they were up against 57 other pairs. Fran & Susan scored 36 points to win the area match and go forward to the National Finals at Frilford Heath Golf Club near Oxford where the winners of the 7 regions play off for the National Championship on 18th September.


Ladies Invitation Day

Ryston Park Golf Club held their Ladies Invitation Day on Friday 7th August with 48 ladies enjoying the glorious weather and excellent greens.

Winners seen above are Heather Clements from Dereham (Left) and Patsy Parker (Ryston Park) with 67 points. Second were Jane Martin (Ryston Park)with her partner Soo Khoo (Middleton) 66 points and third place Tracy Russell (Ryston Park) and Sue Allen (Yarmouth & Caister) 65 points.

Nearest the Pin on 4th: Angela Kiddell (Middleton) 7th Jennie Lea (St Neots) and Closest the Line on 2nd: Linda Wagstaff (Swaffham).

The prizes were presented by Jane Martin (Lady President). Lady Captain Fran Johnson thanked Janet Coles (Ladies Secretary) for running the event and helping with the halfway house along with Mrs Margaret Eales, Marlene Simmonds for help with the cards and the raffle, Mr R B Martin as starter, the catering staff and greens staff were also included in the thanks.

Lady Captains Day

Lady Captain Fran Johnson managed the weather for her day at Ryston Park Golf Club when the ladies competed in a stable ford competition using only 10 clubs of their choice. Cards were drawn before they played and it came to light afterwards that if you were lucky with the card your score was doubled on a certain hole. Joyce Day was lucky with 35 points to take first place, Lyn Kirk was also had a lucky card winning second place on count back of 34 points from Young McCloy. Nearest the Pin : Janet Coles, Straightest Drive: Francine Gaunt. Poet Laureate ,Vice Captain, Tracy Russell read her poem about the lady captain which raised a few laughs in the clubhouse. The ladies were served a wonderful tea by Tonya and her staff to end an enjoyable day.


Joyce Day

Joyce scored her first ever hole in one using an old hippo ball she found on the course and an 11 wood whilst playing with Liz Hackett and Melanie Martin on the 7th hole over the pond. Joyce supplied a bottle of whisky at the bar to celebrate with friends in the clubhouse.


Captain’s Day 2015

The Captain invites all members to join him for Captain’s Day 2015 on Sunday July 26th. Lists are on the Men’s Notice Board and on the Ladies’ Notice Board, please sign up if you wish to play. All members are invited for the meal from 5.30pm and for the presentation of prizes at around 6.30/ 7.00 pm.

The Captain looks forward to seeing you on the 26th.


PING Fourball Betterball Competition

Ryston Park Ladies competed in the PING Fourball Betterball Competition on Monday 1st June.Winners were: 1st Ann Fletcher & Tiff Mills with 37 pts, 2nd Liz Harvey & Janet Coles 36 pts and 3rd Anne Emmerson & Dang Kittisak 35 pts.

Ann Fletcher & Tiff Mills


Ladies Spring Open

Ryston Park Ladies held their Spring Open on 22nd May. The format for the day was combined Stableford played in pairs.

The ladies were lead by Vice Captain Tracy Russell who thanked all who had made the day such a success.

Lady President Jane’s husband, Dick Martin, did a wonderful job as Mr Starter for the day. Everyone’s enjoyment was enhanced by the excellent weather and the splendid condition of the course although many remarked on the fast speed of the greens that sometimes caused problems.

Tracy paid special thanks to all the ladies who baked for the wonderful array of nibbles available at the half way house, and everybody who contributed plants, chocolates and wine for the raffle.

The visitors enjoyed an excellent buffet spread supplied by Tonya and her staff.

The winners were Beryl Clay and Lin Walker from Tydd St Giles with an aggregate Stableford score of 65 points.2nd were Beryl Suttle and Teresa Locke from the Links, Newmarket, with 54 points. 3rd were Elaine Field and Pat Reynolds from Royal Cromer with 49 points and 4th were Maureen Hagan and Ursula Rains from Ely City with 48 points. Nearest the Pin on 4th/13th Tina Barker from Girton. Nearest the Pin on 7th/16th Beryl Suttle from The Links, Newmarket. Straightest Drive; Elaine Field from Royal Cromer.


Copper Jug Pairs Foursomes

Val Mellish (left) and Lyn Kirk won the Copper Jug pairs Foursomes competition with 38 points.


Ryston Park Seniors win 9 Hole Alliance

Ryston Park Senior’s Captain Bill Smart and his who participated in the 9 Hole Alliance competition 2014/2015, won the competition for the first time with convincing wins against Feltwell and Dereham and two hard fought matches

Against last years winners Fakenham halving one and winning the other to win by a comfortable 7 clear points in the end. A round was played at each teams home course and the final was hosted by Dereham.

Picture from left: B Scragg, P Holman, R March, J Rice, K Bishop, I Buttle, B Smart, R Huggins, T Russell, G Warren, C Dye (Missing from the picture are D Rowell, B Cook & S Rust)


Golfing Quiz

Club Captain Mick Ward organised a Golfing Quiz for teams of 4 with 16 teams taking part it was very serious stuff!

The overall team winners were(Photo from the left) Lady Captain Tiff Mills, Pam Saxby, Club Captain Mick Ward, Keven Bishop, Richard Taylor.

The clubhouse was full to the brim for the Christmas raffle and auction which followed and raised money towards Mick’s charity – Prostate Cancer.

Thanks go to Mrs Sue Ward who helped organise the day.


Christmas Golf Day

Club Captain Mick Ward raised £615 for his chosen charity on the Christmas Golf Day. Mick was also lucky with the golf as his team took first prize. Teams of 4 played a stableford AM AM with best two scores to count.

1st: 84 points on countback : M Ward, Mrs S Ward, S Harvey, R Huggins

2nd: 84points P Allen, D Hodgson, T Freear, B Freear

3rd 79 pts T Payne, Mrs E Forgan, B Forgan, J Forgan.

Ladies Nearest the Pin: Miss S martin

Men’s Nearest the Pin: B Freear


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