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It’s a flying start for Barrett in The Race to Turnberry.
Nick Barrett takes the lead after the first event but a whole host of players are hot on his heels.
The February event was hosted by Great Yarmouth and Caister and despite the time of year and the recent weather the course was in superb condition. The weather on the day also favoured the golfers and as a result several players got off to a strong start.
Nick Barrett won the event with 37 points playing off a 3/4 handicap of 7. Second place went tp Nick Flett who finished last years tour also at Great Yarmouth and Caister on 36 points. There was a countback for the third spot as both Kevin Goude and Adam Saunders finished on 35 points. Scratch golfer Kevin clinched it with his impressive 1 under back nine which netted him 19 points. There were several other golfers who made good starts to the tour including Great Yarmouth and Caister members Cain Esherwood and Josh Brooks who both finished with 34 points.
Also included was a nearest the pin and longest drive competition. The longest drive was held on the tricky 9th hole with many players struggling to keep it on the fairway. However, Paul Emmington took the prize with his winning drive which measured 232 yards. A stunning approach shot to the Par 3 12th hole saw Paul Chilvers claim the nearest the pin prize with his ball finishing just six inches from the hole.
Players who enter five of the ten events over the year will be in with a chance of being crowned Norfolk Tour Champion
2012 and winning a trip to Turnberry Resort, Scotland. They will receive a nights stay at the five star resort and a round of golf on the Ailsa and Kintyre courses. The runner up on the tour will receive a set of custom fit irons provided by Chris Potter Golf who also supplies the prizes at each event.
The next event is at Weston Park on Sunday 25th March. For more information and to sign up call 01603 505533 or click here
The full Race to Turnberry leaderboard can be viewed by clicking here