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Pitch and Putt Glory For Wymondham Golfers

Alan Hough Published: 01 May 2024

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Man awards male player a golf trophy outside
Alan Hough (match secretary) awards the Gents Open trophy to Rick Thorne.

Rick Thorne, of Hazel Close Wymondham, was a multiple winner of pitch and putt competitions in 2023. In all he won four trophies and is seen here at Eaton Park Pitch and Putt club prize giving held in February 2024.

Rick said “We all realised the importance of fresh air and exercise during recent lockdowns. Pitch and Putt is a great way of keeping active and fit. Winning these trophies shows that even us ‘oldies’ can still compete. Eaton Park is a wonderful facility and it’s only 10 minutes away. The pitch and putt club are really friendly and it’s a great way of making friends too. The club has been running for many years and arranges monthly competitions (both for fun and for a variety of competitions). A handicap system ensures that everyone has a chance of winning. We get together every Monday morning at 9.30am for a friendly round too.”

5 men holding golf trophies
L-R: Ashley Judd, Margaret Gibson, Rick Thorne, Roshan Chhetry, Peter Hardinge.

Alan Hough, also pictured, helps to organise the monthly competitions. He said “I heard about the club when I worked at the Police OCC in Wymondham as some of my colleagues played. I used to play many sports but as I got older wanted to find a gentler sport ideally playing outside. I hadn’t played golf before, but the members were very helpful with their tips. I soon became quite a decent player and now have a handicap of 7. I like the club because it’s very informal and a round takes less than two hours. I really missed playing during lockdown and now play as much as I can. Being match secretary is great because it means I’m giving something back to the club.”

The Eaton Park Pitch and Putt Club has been running for many years and arranges monthly competitions (both for fun and for a variety of competitions). A handicap system ensures that everyone has a chance of winning. We get together every Monday morning at 9.30am for a friendly round too. If you are interested in joining, email Alan at eatongolfip@gmail.com for details.

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