Paul Waring, the current England and European Deaf Golf Champion and member of the England team that was runner up in the World Deaf Golf Team Championship, has become Club Champion at Felixstowe Ferry Golf Club, in Suffolk, for the first time.
78 players took part in the championship which was played over 36 holes on Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st August. After the first round Paul was sharing the lead with Steve Sayers and Rhodri Harston, who is a current Suffolk County team mate of Paul’s, and who was captain of the Wales Boys team in 2009. All of them having recorded a one over par round of 73.
In the second round the three played together in the final group and while Sayers and Harston both scored 77, Paul maintained his form to record another score of 73 for a combined total of 146, winning by four shots. He was a popular winner and was greeted with loud applause when the John Cook trophy, named after a previous 8-time winner of the club championship, was presented to him in a crowded clubhouse.