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Hole In One

Ryston Park Club Secretary Pam Taylor scored her first Hole in One on Sunday 24th March during the Captains Challenge. 

Using an 8 iron on the 7th hole over the pond the ball went high and dropped straight into the hole.

Pam celebrated by buying everyone a drink before dinner in the clubhouse.


Captains Challenge

Club Captain Nigel Wagg, Ladies Captain Pat Blyth and Seniors Captain Ian Buttle challenged members in a team event at Ryston Park Golf Club.

A good turn out with glorious weather saw the winning of Chris Taylor, Tracy Russell & Vice Captain Richard Taylor win the competition with President John Rice, Ian Storey, Ali Gee & Susan Filby in second place.   Men’s nearest the pin winner was Chris Taylor and Pam Taylor took the ladies prize with a Hole in One.
Thanks to Susan Filby for organising the event and to Classic Catering for an excellent dinner served after the prize giving.  

Ladies Captain Pat Blyth introduced a representative from The King’s Lynn Purfleet Trust who explained how the charity works with the homeless in Kings Lynn as this is the chosen charity for the Club Captain & the Ladies Captain for 2019.

Picture: From left:Chris Taylor, Tracy Russell, Richard Taylor and Organiser Susan Filby.


Daily Mail Foursome Winners

Richard Cave (left) and Richard Taylor(right) of Ryston Park Golf Club played against Stephen Tuck & Tom Neat of Ely Golf Club in the first round of the Daily Mail Foursomes.  A very close match in awful weather saw the Ryston pair take the match on the 18th hole winning 1 up.




Ryston Park Golf Club held their AGM on Thursday 21st February when the new Club Captain Nigel Wagg (left) & Vice Captain Richard Taylor (right) were announced.   



Captains Charity

Emma Kandjou (Norfolk Young Carer Support) seen on the left receiving a cheque from Past Ladies Captain Boo Moore of Ryston Park Golf Club.

Boo and her Ladies raised £540 to support the local West Norfolk Carers  which was gratefully accepted by Emma who gave a brief speech about the money will be used.



Rotary District 1080

Ryston Park Golf Club President John Rice & Club Member John Ebbage unfortunately lost in the final of Rotary District 1080 (East Anglia) knock out cup.  They took the match to the 17th but lost that hole to go 3 & 2 down. 

Their opponents were Alan Spinks (13) and Alan Carman (17) who were representing Great Yarmouth Haven Rotary Club and are both members of Gt Yarmouth & Caister Golf Club. 

It was a very close match played at Bawburgh Golf Club and was level until the 14th hole and played in a very sporting fashion. 

Photo (from left)  John Rice, John Ebbage, Alan Spinks & Alan Carman



Ladies Halloween Golf Morning

Winners of the Ladies Halloween Golf Morning:  From left: Marlene Simmonds, Sue Ward & Liz Tyler.  Liz also won Nearest the Pin.



Trophy Winners

Ryston Park Ladies Section held an 18 Hole Stableford competition followed by presentation of trophies and lunch.

From left: Susan Filby, Pat Blyth, Val Mellish, Maie Osborn, Melanie Martin, TIff Mills, Dorothy March, Janet Coles, Tracy Russell, Pam Taylor.

The Stableford was won by Tracy Russell with 38 points, 2nd Susan Filby 37 points, 3rd Anne Emmerson 36 points and 4th Pam Taylor 33 points.



September Medal

The Club President John Rice of Ryston Park Golf Club won the September medal with a net 68 on countback from Richard Simpson and Jon Lewis who also scored 68.


Seniors Medal

Winner of the Seniors Medal at Ryston Park Golf Club is John Moss with 82-14=68 with a new handicap of 13.  Second place went to Graham Warren 85-15=70.


Lee Bennett Match Play Knock Out

Ryston Park Golf Club Ladies President Janet Coles is this years winner of the Lee Bennett match play Knock Out Competition. 



Qualifying Stableford

Dave Green won the July qualifying Stableford with 37 points


August Medal and Presidents Putter

Winner of the August medal and Presidents Putter was Dick Martin with a net 67
Followed by S Cobbin and R Cave both with 68


Midweek medal

Joel Wagg won the midweek medal with 89-19=70



Campbell Cup Winner

After the 36 hole final of Men’s knockout competition Tony Cowell (above) beat Gordon Carter 6/5 to win the Campbell Cup.  


Newton Scratch Winner

Scratch golfer Richard Allen scored a 71 to win the Newton Scratch Trophy at Ryston Park Golf Club.


Doris Ball Trophy Winner

Tracy Russell off 12 played an exceptional round of golf scoring a net 68 to win the Doris Ball Trophy and gaining a new handicap of 11.


Amy Goddard Trophy Winner

Ryston Park golfers Melanie Martin (left) and Dorothy March (right) had to play three times to eventually find the winner of the Amy Goddard Trophy with Dorothy March winning with an excellent 40 points.


Eva New winners

Winners at Ryston Park Golf Club were Roger and Dorothy March who beat Richard And Pam Taylor 2/1 in the final of the Eva New Mixed Knock Out


Champions at Ryston Park Golf Club

The men were challenged playing 36 holes In the scorching heat on Sunday for the Club Championship.

Richard Allen (0) won the Scratch Competition with scores of 70+72=142 and Danny Kew (5) scored 71=76=147 to win the Handicap Competition.

Photo:(from left) Richard Allen and Danny Kew (photograph by Pam Taylor)


Cullington Trophy Knock Out Competition

Ryston Park Golf Club battled against an RAF Marham team who beat Caldecott Hall in the first round by 21 up. Ryston Park found themselves 8 down after the first 18 holes but after lunch they came out fighting and won the match 1up. They now go through to the third round.

Team from left: Andrew Hodges, Alex Clabon, Richard Taylor, Nigel Wagg, Richard Cave, Andrew Ware, Joel Wagg & Nigel Crouch.


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)



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