HEY - YOU OUT THERE!

 Inter-County Golf 2018 has come and gone leaving Norfolk in the hot seat for the County Finals later on, so we wish them the best of luck and are turning our attention to our internal County efforts.  We would like to hear from anyone who has interesting news to share so that we can pass it on... holes-in-one, exciting golfing trips, good scores and personal achievements welcome!  
Please write to info@suffolkladiesgolf.org.uk and send a photo, too, if possible.  Please include full names of people in shot from left to right.

 

Initiative offering Junior Golf for beginners...

 

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Here is the Felixstowe Ferry Sixes team who are playing in the South Division of the Golf Sixes League.  

 

The Suffolk Golf Union has agreed to give support to a Golf Foundation initiative within the county called the Golf Sixes League. It is based on a format which has been promoted by the European Golf Tour. A pilot last year involved five clubs, which has been extended to eight this year. The League is for juniors who are very new to golf and either have no handicap or a handicap of higher than 36. A team of six, which must include at least one girl, play a Texas Scramble in pairs over six holes of no more than 150 yards in length. There is a points scoring system where they score one point for completing a hole in ten shots, two points for nine shots and so on. There are two divisions of four clubs and they will all play against one another twice on each of the courses. The top two in each division will play in a final to decide the overall winner. The clubs involved are – West Division: Bury St Edmunds, Haverhill, Stonham Barns and The Suffolk. South Division: Bramford Golf Centre, Felixstowe Ferry, Ipswich and Ufford Park.

The clubs are allocated a team colour and the players receive a shirt in their colour and a golfing ‘goody bag’. The clubs will also receive a donation to be used exclusively towards providing some coaching for the competing players and a banner to display at each of the matches to promote the League at their club.

None of this could have been achieved without a substantial donation made by former members of Waldringfield Golf Club from a fund set up with a legacy left to them by of one of their colleagues, Roger Wright. To recognise the importance of this donation the clubs will compete for the Roger Wright Cup. The money will not last for ever, of course, but it will kick start the League and hopefully more clubs will join next year so it will eventually become self-sufficient. Katie Moggan of the Golf Foundation has been the driving force behind the project and Jordan Dymond, the England Golf Club Support Officer for Suffolk, has worked closely with Katie by promoting the League to clubs.

If other clubs would like to be involved in 2019, they should get in touch with Trevor Mason, Chairman of the SGU Junior Committee, on chairsuffolkjuniorgolf.@gmail.com  and he will put them in touch with Katie at the Golf Foundation.


Trevor Mason,
Chair Suffolk Junior Golf.

 

 The final day of County Week 2018 in wall to wall sunshine...

 

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The Suffolk Team 2018 (left to right):  Abbie Symonds, Sharon Luckman, Alice Barlow,
Mrs Mo Pearson (President), Lils James, Amanda Norman, Vanessa Bell (Captain)

Norfolk took their chance on the final day of County Week and bagged the East Region's place in the English County Championship Finals (North Devon Golf Club, 17th September). They beat Cambs & Hunts 6-3 in the crucial last match when both had a chance to top the league.  We shall look forward to hearing how they fare in September.

   

The reports of County Match Week can be found via the Calendar...  
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Subona

Suffolk Ladies are indebted to Mr Detmar Hackman of Sabona.  Sabona has been a generous sponsor of ladies golf in the region for some years.


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Suffolk Ladies are indebted to IG Recruit for their generous sponsorship of the County Team to play in the Finals of the Women's English County Championship at Felixstowe (18-22 September 2017 ).

http://igrecruit.com