Scores of golfers head to Thetford Golf Club for Theatre Royal’s annual charity event

The team of Phil Beer, Richard Goodenough, Bryan Hamilton and Alan Hull on the first tee prior to them taking part in the Theatre Royal Charity Golf Day at Thetford Gold Club. Photo: Russell Cook.

Golfing enthusiasts gathered today (Thursday, April 18) at Thetford Golf Club for an annual charity event.

A total of 212 people playing in 53 teams of four all teed off in the Theatre Royal Charity Golf Day.

The first ones to strike their ball down the first tee at 7.30am were John Sullivan, Peter Noble, John Hudson and Peter Bradstock with the final four at 2.42pm consisting of Paul Sherwood, Gavin Lugo, Paul Booth and David Burrows.

Among those take part were Ipswich Town Football Club legends Bryan Hamilton and Mick Lambert, both who took part in last year’s event.

Playing with Bryan were Phil Beer, Alan Hull and Richard Goodenough, while partnering Mick were Christopher Green, Karl Pickering and Nick Wakefield.

It is hoped the day will help to raise up to £5,000 for the theatre which also included a massive raffle of prizes (pictured above) donated by Greene King which included beer, wines, spirits and chocolates.

Pianist Gill Game played piano as the early golfers arrived with all those taking part receiving a bacon roll along with fish, chips and peas once back in the clubhouse (pictured above).

Adding to the funds were three holes sponsored for £450 each by Taylor Wimpey, Ashton Legal and Chassis Cabs.

Golfers came from all over Suffolk and Essex including six teams from Clacton, along with players from Braintree and Hertfordshire.

It was organised jointly by the Theatre Royal and Ian Duncan, from village online website

He said:  “It’s been a great day and so far the weather has been fantastic. Nice and dry and it’s wonderful to have so many people supporting the event.”

Mick Lambert (far right) with his team of Nick Wakefield, Christopher Green and Karl Pickering.

Theatre Royal – Bury St Edmunds  Annual Golf Day 

– Thursday 18th April 2024 – THETFORD GOLF CLUB –




Best Team Score

 – 53 teams competed in this event Best 3 stableford scores on each hole

1st  Mick Dalena, Chris Mellings, Neil Claxton, Roger Turner  – Haverhill  – 125 points

2nd Paul Sherwood, Gavin Lugo, Paul Booth, David Burrows – Halesworth 124 points

3rd Alan Middle, Karl Offord, Ian Bedford, Ryan Butcher – Rushmere – 123 points


Best Front 9 

Marcus Lee, Ben Mason, David Barnes, Darren Hayland – Flempton – 65 points


Best Back 9

Jo Brown, Joyce Jay, Jane Ogden,Joan Willis  – Bramford – 64 points


Longest Drive 13th Hole

David Burrows – Halesworth – Distance a very long way!


Nearest The Pin


3rd Hole – Gary Carmoody – Braintree

16th Hole – Stuart Blanchard – Rushmere


Beat The ProNo winners !


Putting Competition  


Joint Winners on 15 putts

Roger Hall – Stowmarket

Les Hornby – Wellingborough


NEXT EVENT THETFORD GOLF CLUB  Theatre Royal – Bury St Edmunds Annual Golf Day Thursday 17th April 2025


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