Stoke enjoy a Curry

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Stoke-by-Nayland club captain, Ian Thompson, is celebrating a double success for his 2016 teams after they added the Curry Cup to the Norman Plum Trophy, all in the space of two weeks.

The final, against Fynn Valley, was played at Colne Valley where the course had been perfectly prepared, with the greens being hand cut.

Their club captain, Jerry Carrow, welcomed the finalists. Neither club had reached a Curry Cup final before.

As with the semi-final, Stoke had a strong start and were 4-2 up after the morning foursomes.

The afternoon singles also went well for Stoke with eight wins and a half. The victory was secured when Don Wiggins holed a five foot putt on the 16th hole, 12.5 points to 5.5 points being the final score.

Curry Cup captain, Paul Champ, thanked all his squad for the part they had played in winning the cup for Stoke-by-Nayland.

Carrow, in his speech, complimented both teams for the sportsmanlike way the games had been played and how good it was to have a new name on the cup.

It means Stoke have finished the season in style with two trophies and look forward to a successful time again next year.

n Stoke-by-Nayland is hosting the first of two international events, with the WPGA International Challenge starting today.

The 54-hole, three-day competition, sees around 100 women professionals in action, with Newton Green’s Lily May Humphreys, 14, who trained at Stoke-by-Nayland, among the competitors.

The LET Access Series (women’s second tier) will see ex-Ryder Cup captain Sir Nick Faldo at Stoke for his junior showpiece event - the Nick Faldo World Series Grand Final - on October 11-13. There is free admission to both events.