Ryston Park Golf Club News


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England Golf winners at Ryston Park Golf Club


Ryston Park Golf Club Winners with 37 points were Pam Taylor & Fran Johnson.

Pam & Fran go through to the Eastern Region Final at Hanbury Manor in Ware, Hertfordshire on Wednesday 25th July 2018.
They will be one of the 64 pairs from various clubs throughout Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Huntingdonshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk will progress to the East Region Final.

2nd were Patsy Parker & Dorothy March on count back from Liz Forgan & Marlene Simmonds with 33 points.

Photo: From left: Pam Taylor and Fran Johnson



Lewis wins his first competition at Ryston Park

Congratulations to new member Jon Lewis on winning the May medal with a net 64 and losing several shots off his handicap.

2nd: Johnny Clements with 69 on count back from 3rd: Danny Kew with 69


Ruston Cup winner at Ryston Park

Danny Kew had a super round of golf scoring 40 points to win the Ruston Cup.  2nd : Joel Wagg with 36 and 3rd: Peter Mannion 35


Biship Wins Cup

The Don Rowell Qualifying Stableford took place at Ryston Park Golf Club on 22 May and was well supported.  Keven Bishop won the trophy with 36 points.  Gordon Carter (34) was the runner-up, then Barry Marks (31).

Photo from left: Don Rowell presenting the cup to Keven Bishop


Ryston Park Golf Club Presents Charity Cheque to CRY

On Wednesday 9th May Ryston Park Golf Club past captains Maggie Ward and Roger Sloper were delighted to present a cheque for £780 to Liz Sheriff.

Liz, representing CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young) joined the ladies for coffee after golf and explained that 12 young people die every week from undiagnosed heart defects. She lost her own son who was just 17 when he died suddenly during a cross country race several years ago.

CRY is a small charity that works tirelessly to provide awareness, support and, most importantly, cardiac screening for young people. Donations can be made in memory of individuals and we were pleased to add our cheque to Jack Sheriff’s memorial fund. Please check their website.


Walking for Norfolk charity

Sarah & George Pratt kindly allowed the Gamekeeper’s /Landlords to hold their annual golf day at Ryston Park Golf Club.

This year it was held in aid of James Bagge’s Charity “Walking for Norfolk “ to raise money for unpaid carers.

Around forty players who are friends or members of the local shoots participated . On arrival everyone enjoyed their bacon rolls and coffee before braving the weather. Unfortunately the weather rather spoilt the day which meant the competition was decided over 9 holes as the course started to flood !

Winner: Andrew Howlett 19 points, 2nd Ian Buttle (on count back) 17 points, 3rd John Rice 17 points. Ladies Winner: Janet Rice 14 points. Nearest the Pin: Peter Jones from Heygate Farms Swaffham.

Once they dried out everyone enjoyed lunch provided by Classic catering.

Heygate Farms donated one hundred pounds which gave them a profit on the day of Nine Hundred and Eighty Six Pounds.


Daily Mail Foursomes

Ryston Park Golfers Trish McManus(left) and Tracy Russell (right)

Ryston Park played Feltwell away on Sunday 25th February. Feltwell pairing Diane Bunten and Barbara Greatbatch received 5 shots from the Ryston pair. A closely contested game saw the Ryston pairing of McManus and Russell win the match 3/2.


Ryston Park Golf Club Changeover

Photo from left: John Rice (Club President) Boo Moore (Ladies Captain) Bert Emery (Club Captain) Nigel Wagg (Vice Captain)

The AGM held on Thursday 22nd February announced the new Captains for 2018/19 season. Following his 3 years in office Joe Flogdell retired as Club President and John Rice took over the role for the next three years. Boo Moore is the new Ladies Captain. We are pleased to welcome one of our younger members as Club Captain. Bert Emery joined the club as a junior and now plays off a two handicap and we will look to him to lead the club into new areas and gain younger members to follow his lead in the great game of golf. Nigel Wagg will be the Vice Captain for a year and will take over as Club Captain next February. Ryston Park is starting a new Junior Section and the first set of lessons begin on Saturday 7th April. Anyone interested, whether you have experience or not, should contact the Ladies President on 01366 383547 or email:


President Cup Winner

Val Mellish (right) being presented with the Presidents Cup from the Ladies President Janet Coles.


RNLI Cup Winner

Ladies President Janet Coles presented the RNLI Trophy to Dang Kittisak who competed against the Men and Ladies at Ryston Park Golf Club to win the individual Stableford competition where the proceeds were sent to the local RNLI.

Ladies President Janet Coles with Dang Kittisak.


Chase The Dream Winner

Ann Fletcher of Ryston Park Golf Club scored the best four medals this season with a Minus 2 score to go forward in the Chase The Dream Competition in 2018.

Ann, on the left, is presented with her medal from the Competition Secretary Marlene Simmonds.


County Winners

Ryston Park Golf Club Ladies Scratch Team have been promoted to NLCGA Division 1 following a fantastic season.

Scoring 12 points from their 6 games they topped Division 2 to gain promotion into Division 1 and will play Eaton, Royal Norwich and Hunstanton in the 2018 season.

Seen in the photo(Left to right) Tracy Russell, Ann Fletcher, Trish McManus & Tiff Mills.


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


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