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27 October 2016

Ex-players top the leader board at the autumn golf day...

The autumn leaves painted a beautiful scene on the Gainsborough course yesterday at Stoke by Nayland Golf Club. 

The manager, coaching staff and Town players past and present joined golfers for the autumn Golf Day on Wednesday 26th October, with darts legend Keith Deller and cricket ace Graham Napier also taking to the greens.

The first team joined the guests early on for pre-golf bacon rolls and coffee, while Jonathan Douglas, Freddie Sears and Luke Varney took part in the 18-hole, Stableford Competition, which teed-off at 11am.

A live scoring system kept the teams up-to-date on who was in the lead until the 15th hole, with final standings revealed after the post golf dinner.

Aside from the team and individual competitions running on the day, the ITFC Champion Golfer trophy is a chance for the players and celebrities to compete for Blues bragging rights.

In the running for the award alongside the current players and staff were George Burley, Jason Dozzell, Bryan Hamilton, Mick Lambert, Ian Marshall, and Charlie Woods.  But it was Mick Lambert who will be admiring the trophy on his mantelpiece, fending off Ian Marshall with an impressing 36 points.

Rosie Richardson, ITFC Director of Sales was delighted with the event: "It was a fantastic day, as per all of the Clubs official golf events.  We were pleased that the weather held out, in fact the sun even shone for us!  We've had fantastic feedback from our participants, who all enjoyed the day.

"Our special thanks go to all of our sponsors, including Ipswich Audi, Procurus, Greene King and East of England Co-op.

"GDScore Live Golf Scoring provided an excellent scoring system, which proved very popular, and Stoke by Nayland Golf Club were first class hosts once again.  These events are made extra special by the involvement of the manager, coaching staff and current players, along with ex-players and celebrities."

Our congratulations go to Betfair Mugs - who ranked 3rd in the spring golf day - as they raised their game to win the team competition, ahead of Stokers in 2nd place and Ipswich Audi in 3rd.

The final standings were:

1st place: Betfair Mugs (87 points)
Sam Debenham, James Holland, Oliver King, Jason Finch

2nd place: Stokers (85 points)
Ray Ludlam, Jack Woods, Ken Hyde, Alan Austin

3rd place: Ipswich Audi (84 points)
Martin Holder, Mark Rawthorn, Simon Milton, Graham Napier

ITFC Champion Golfer
Mick Lambert (36 points)

Beat the Pro
Simon Milton, James Holland

Nearest the Pin
John Maxey

Longest Drive
Martin Holder

Yellow Ball Competition
Douglas' Dudes (30 points)
James Williment, Ken MacDonald, Cam MacDonald, Jonathan Douglas

The full leader board with team and individual standings can be viewed here.

If you would like to join us for the spring Golf Day, email or call 01473 400594 for more details.

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