We had a capacity 52 players at a hugely enjoyable day at Thetford with 32 members and 20 guests.

It was great to see 5 members making their first event of the season including Luke Molyneux who had to pull out of his first two booked events (generously donating the £270 paid to this year’s charity Magpas Air Ambulance) so third time lucky!

Sponsors, Ashton Legal, were represented by Michael Frape and Fiona Stuart who had mixed fortunes golf wise with Fiona close to repeating her Thetford win of 2022, and our former VP and Captain, Michael collecting the wooden spoon! Michael spoke movingly about the tragic loss of Anthony Barnes who will never be forgotten.

Just 1 point separated the top 4 members with Dave Clark playing off 6 coming first and scoring the lowest gross of 77.

This win takes Dave to the top of the leader board for the Anthony Barnes Award (Order of merit) with Paul A Smith in 2nd and Michael Temple in 3rd. Everything is to play for with just 4 events to go. Check out the current standings of all 100 members on the Order of merit table under the Society tab of the website.

The last 2 places are available for Wellingborough on the 20 July to play this superb parkland course.


Competition Holes

Nearest The Pin 3rd – Chris Carey


Nearest The Pin 16th – Bill Beadles

Longest Drive 13th –  Baz Hall

Top Teams


1st Ashtons Legal #2 – 122 points

2nd Longest Drivers – 118 points

Top Guests

1st Mark Graham – 43 Points

2nd Baz Hall – 39 Points

3rd Tim Blois – 36 Points

Top Members

1st David Clark – 37 Points

2nd Tom Meeks – 36 points

Wooden Spoon

Michael Frape – 17 Points



Full results can be seen on the scoreboard website.


  • Players: 52
  • Average Score: 29.75
  • Birdies: 10
  • Pars: 194
  • Bogeys: 340
  • Double Bogey or worse: 398


  • David Clark: -0.5 to 5.0

Shots back

  • Jason Smithers: +1 to 14.8
  • Rich Blount: +1 to 12.7

Upcoming Events

  • Wellingborough (20th July) – Selling fast
  • Aspley Guise & Woburn Sands (1st September) – Open For Booking
  • Stoke Rochford (29th September) – Opening soon


Thetford Photos


Thetford Golf Course