Waddle arrives for golf festival

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THE 2012 Bridlington Golf Festival “kicked off” in fine style early on Monday when over 400 competitors took to the fairways at Bridlington, Bridlington Links and Flamborough Head Golf Clubs.

Among the players was a familiar face from the world of sport, but not one you are used to seeing on the golf course.

Former England footballer Chris Waddle, who played for Newcastle, Tottenham Hotspur, Sheffield Wednesday and Marseille during his career, is staying in the area for a few days to play a few rounds.

Waddle plays at Beauchief Golf Club in Sheffield and told festival organiser Anthony Howarth he was looking forward to playing in his first golf festival

The week in Bridlington features various events on offer for gents, ladies and junior golfers and attracts keen players from all over the UK.

The first official tee-shot of the festival was hit at 7:12am at Bridlington Golf Club by a regular visitor to the Festival Paul Paterson (KP Club). The popular Junior Championship held at Flamborough Head Golf Club was well supported with 60 enthusiastic juniors playing and returning some excellent scores in very windy and cold conditions. Full results and pictures in next week’s Free Press.