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The semi-finals of the Seniors Jubilee Shield were very close. Fynn Valley played Rookery Park at Waldringfield and the result was only established when the last match reached the eighteenth green and the last putt dropped. How exciting was that?
Left to right: Mary Sparrow, Sue Sparrow, Jill Tye, Jane Pitcher, Jean Emmerson, Sally Crosbie, Chris Lynch-Bates, Rita Alcock and Vera Skerry.
The other semi featured Bury St Edmunds and Ufford Park, playing at Fynn Valley. This was a tight match, too, with Ufford getting the better of it by just two holes. The day passed in a very friendly atmosphere at both venues and there was plenty of good golf on view.
The final will take place on Sunday, 13th September, at Diss Golf Club.
Results:Fynn Valley bt Rookery Park by 1 hole.
Another warm day dawned and Suffolk Seniors travelled to Ipswich to play Bedfordshire Seniors. We look forward to this match because the visiting team is always full of fun and friendliness. All went according to plan until the teams reached the par three 15th hole which had been invaded by a swarm of bees. It seemed best to bypass this situation so the games were played over seventeen holes only. The course was in excellent condition with fast running fairways, punishing rough and excellent true greens. Suffolk’s winning margin was very pleasing and both sides much enjoyed the outing.
Jo Moore, Seniors Organiser.
Results (Suffolk names first):
Mary Seymour-Taylor & Ruth Reynard halved with Sue College & Irene Abri; Jo Moore & Judy Hanner bt Joss Binks & Wilma Elam 4/3; Karen Perridge & Pauline Hawes bt Heddwen Molloy & Leslie May 2/1; Helen Lavis & Liz Jeary bt Elaine James & Sandra Gardner 3/2.
Final Result: Suffolk 3.5, Bedfordshire 0.5
Ipswich (Sharon Luckman and Lottie Whyman) were seven up with eight holes to play when Charlie Woodage (Rushmere) had to retire with an injured back. Her partner was Trudy Read. Disappointing for them but that’s the way it goes sometimes.
In the other match, Felixstowe (Amanda Norman and Joanne Woodward) bt Stowmarket’s Liz Laflin and Lily Kent by 5/4 at Ipswich.
Felixstowe and Ipswich will contest the final at Aldeburgh on August 23rd.
Pictured - front row left to right (caddies in back row):
Mo O'Shaughnessy, Clare Peck, Pam Willshere, Vice Captain Sue Knights who managed the day, Hilary Plummer, Anne Fenning and Janet Quinton.
Stowmarket beat Felixstowe, the holders of the trophy, by 5.5 to 3.5 at Fynn Valley. Stowmarket were 2-1 down after the morning foursomes but came back strongly in the singles after lunch. Pam Willshire showed her determination when her ball lodged in the branches of a tree and she still managed to halve the hole. What an effort. The scores were level right down to the last two matches. It was exciting to watch and the players obviously enjoyed it. The Felixstowe team were tough opponents and the supporters saw some excellent golf, followed by a tasty evening meal in sociable company.
Thanks to Annie Tyler for the report.
Other results: Fynn Valley bt Diss 6-3 at Halesworth; Ufford Park bt Haverhill 6/5-2.5 at Stowmarket; Aldeburgh bt Halesworth 5.5 - 3.5 at Ufford Park.
Click here for the updated Draw - with details of matches and venues for the Semi Finals
A huge entry of 44 pairs took part in the Coronation Foursomes, a 27 holes medal foursomes competition played at Woodbridge Golf Club. Luckily the weather was kind, with just a hint of drizzle at times and competitors enjoyed the course which was in wonderful condition with fabulous greens. Scores for the morning round of 18 holes were quite variable, but the eventual winners, Judy Taylor and Julia Calver produced two sparkling scores for both the morning and afternoon rounds. The winning scores came right at the end of the day, leaving everyone on tenterhooks until the last moment. The beautiful trophies were presented by Ann Graves, SLCGA President. Grateful thanks go to Woodbridge Golf Club and their members, for their generosity in closing the Heath Course for us for the entire day. Thanks also to Woodbridge Golf Club’s Ladies Captain, Rita Bird and her willing band of helpers who helped to ensure that the day ran so smoothly.
Winners from left to right - 1st Judy Taylor, Ann Graves (President) and Julia Calver:
1st Judy Taylor/Julia Calver Rookery Park G.C 112.5
2nd Mariette Robbertse/Debbie Anthistle Bury St Edmunds G.C. 113.5
3rd Sheila Jarvis/Alice Wan Felixstowe Ferry G.C. 114.75
4th Sally Mcoy/Rachael Goldsmith Halesworth G.C 115
5th on c/b Diane Cunningham/Sally Cade Newton Green G.C. 115
6TH Carol Perks/Maureen Farmer Rushmere G.C. 115.25
Please click here for the results of the 1st Round - played Monday 6 July
The Draw - following 1st Round matches
The Closing Date has now passed and the Suffolk Golf Day has once again proved to be very popular with the number of entries exceeding the number of teams that can be accommodated on the Course. A ballot was held and the link to the Start Sheet is below.
Chris (the Organiser) has emailed some useful information about the day, including food choices (which she needs to order in advance), to one member of each team on the Start Sheet. A copy of this email is available for you to view