Huge success at Saffron Walden Carnival golf day

PUBLISHED: 16:37 16 June 2011

Paul Penney presenting the 582 Cup to individual winner James Valins

Paul Penney presenting the 582 Cup to individual winner James Valins

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THE eagerly awaited carnival golf day held earlier this month has been hailed as a "huge success".

Nineteen teams comprising of 76 players competed for the 582 Cup and were treated to a magnificent day.

A demonstration by world trick shot champion Geoff Swain made even some of the best golfers look very ordinary with Oli Tuck, David Cox and James Valins all collectively unable to drive the ball more than a few inches from the raised tee compared to Swain’s 250 yards.

Paul Penney, representing event sponsors Tees Solicitors, presented the individual prize to James Valins, with second and third going to Chris Brown and Richard Tee respectively.

The team prize was won by The Friday Specials, made up of John Edwards, Ian Greig, Kevin Hayes and David Burt.

Longest drive with an incredible 299 yards was Tony Brown and Nearest the Pin was Chris Brown.

A spokesman for the carnival committee said: “We would like to say a special thanks to event sponsors Tees Solicitors, all the staff at the Saffron Walden Golf Club for the use if their facilities, Ladies Circle for providing much needed refreshments, Vindis for providing all the hole in one prizes, Calvin Klein and Sony for prizes and gifts and Hutton Construction for donating the new 582 Cup to be housed at the golf club.”

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