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Maclean makes a winning debut and Esherwood leaps to the top of the table in the Race to Turnberry
The sixth event on the Golf Days UK Norfolk Tour was hosted by Swaffham Golf Club on a sunny August afternoon. The course was in superb condition and the weather was perfectly set for players to post a good score towards their best five total on the tour. It was newcomer Gordon Maclean who took full advantage and won the event with 35 points off his ¾ handicap of 5. Second place was tour regular Michael Howard just one point behind on 34 and third place was taken on countback by Cain Esherwood with 33 points. Dean Ashton who also scored 33 points narrowly missed out on the prizes with his 16 point back nine compared to Cain’s 17.
The nearest the pin award was contested on the 16th hole where Adam Saunders took the prize with his fantastic approach. The 9th hole hosted the longest drive competition where there were separate markers for single and double figure handicappers. John Sadler took the double figure title making it back to back wins for him with his 237 yard drive. Nick Barrett smashed his drive to win the single figure award with it running a total of 284 yards down the 9th fairway.
Following the Swaffham event it’s all change at the top of the overall leaderboard. Previous leader Kevin Goude drops to joint third place with Adam Saunders with their best 5 scores totalling 161 points. By completing his fifth round Nick Barrett jumps up to second spot on 163 points and in position to win the custom fit set of irons supplied by Chris Potter Golf. It was Great Yarmouth and Caister member Cain Esherwood that made the most ground though.
The next opportunity to get a score on the board in the Race to Turnberry is Sunday 9th September at Heacham Manor Golf Club.
To enter phone 01603 505533 or you can sign up to the next event by clicking here
Check out where everyone currently stands on the tour by clicking below to see the Race to Turnberry Leaderbaord.