A massive congratulations to Rich Norton on his magnificent Gross 60 in the White Tee Medal last Saturday. Unsurprisingly, this is a new course record & could well remain so for many years. 7 birdies & an eagle in a bogey-free round is elite golf.
Rich’s record was featured in Yorkshire Golfer magazine:
Richard Norton breaks course record at Beverley – here’s how it happened…
My round on Saturday nearly didn’t happen because when I arrived it was raining. Four of us were going to just play 13 holes as a fourball and then have a drink and then watch the rugby, but because there were five of us we changed our plans. As a result, I played with my usual partner, Jim Clark, in a 2-ball. Jim had already paid and then the rain eased off so we decided to play.
I started nicely with a birdie at the first and then on the 3rd I hit a 3-wood off the tee as I didn’t think that would reach the gorse on the left and then hit another 3-wood onto the green to 15 foot and holed the putt for a 3. I then birdied the 6th and 9th to be out in 29 shots. It was at that point that I realised that a good score was on the cards; but when I failed to birdie any of the next three holes it was going to be hard, if not impossible, to reach the magic 59.
By now Jim was struggling and we were looking for his ball which strangely enough helped to divert my concentration. I birdied the 13th and missed a putt from 8-feet on the 14th, so I knew my chances of a 59 had gone. However, undaunted I finished strongly, birdying the 15th, 17th and 18th for a final score of 60.
You can read the full article at Yorkshire Golfer