Hole-in-one for Jim

GolfHAVERHILL senior Jim Rennie had a hole-in-one with a seven wood at the 186-yard 12th hole in the Suffolk Winter Alliance meeting at Haverhill.He received a £30 prize for his feat from Alliance funds which helped with obligatory duties at the bar.

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HAVERHILL senior Jim Rennie had a hole-in-one with a seven wood at the 186-yard 12th hole in the Suffolk Winter Alliance meeting at Haverhill.

He received a £30 prize for his feat from Alliance funds which helped with obligatory duties at the bar.

Jon Markham of Stowmarket was top professional with two over par 72 after being one under after the easier front nine.


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Hot on his heels was Andrew Tokley of Stoke by Nayland, current leader of the Alliance Order of Merit, with 73.

Steven Moye, the Haverhill trainee, was in pole position when two under at the turn but a seven at the stroke index one par four ruined his chances.

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Kevin Earp (Bury Golf Range) 75, Shane Constable (Stoke by Nayland) 76, Nick Duc (Haverhill) 77 and Andrew Robinson (Felixstowe Ferry) 79 completed the professional field.

Kim Ward and Graham Ashcroft of Haverhill won the team competition with 46 Stableford points. They have been winners before.

Steven Moye and 18-year-old Craig Sissons were runners-up with 45 points while Stoke by Nayland's Tim Lunness and Gary Borthwick were third with 44. Borthwick leads the annual Order of Merit by one point from Lunness and Ward.

The course was wet after recent rain but played well in the circumstances.

The work on the club house is completed with vast improvements to the lounge and dining area as well as the provision of a new stud bar.

The next Alliance meeting will be at The Suffolk Golf Club on Wednesday, February 28. The Junior Alliance meeting will be at Stowmarket on April 12.

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