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.

Division 1 at Thorpeness, 19th September 2018...



Alice Barlow (right, Hintlesham) wins the scratch cup on a difficult day.  

Felixstowe Ferry's Jude Hanner won the nett prize.



Felixstowe Ferry are having a wonderful time!   They also won the Shield and a smiling President,

Mrs Mo Pearson (left), presented it to fellow club members, Jude Hanner, Sheila Jarvis and Ann Fosker. 


Finals of Interclub Competitions:  details on the Noticeboard!

Cranworth, Stearn and Haskell Trophy finals coming up.   Spectators very welcome. There are sure to be loads from Felixstowe as they have, in a wonderfully successful year, reached all three of the finals!  Congratulations and well done to them and go to it Ipswich, Diss and Rookery Park.  There's all to play for!

Good luck to the Juniors for their Championship (23rd September at Felixstowe Ferry).   Have fun and enjoy your golf, girls.


Vicki Inglis announced as Suffolk’s Captain Elect…


Vicki Inglis solo


The big news from the County Golf administration is the announcement that Vicki Inglis (above) will take over as Captain in January, following Vanessa Bell who has enjoyed two successful years in the post.

 Of her successor, Vanessa says “Vicki has played golf within the county since she was a junior and brings a strong, competitive golfing background to the role.   She has been a member of the first team for a number of years and has an understanding of what needs to be put in place, both in the development of all teams and to be competitive at County Match Week with the First Team.”

Over the years Vicki has maintained her low handicap with an impressive swing and enviable power. Her active golfing contribution has been curtailed in recent times by injury. It seems she intends to be a playing captain and will concentrate on the organization of the Suffolk teams. In general, the administration of the Association will be carried out by the County President, Mo Pearson.

We're sure everyone will wish Vicki well in her busy future.


Coronation Foursomes: Diss golfers 'in the money'...


Coro 4s 18


The winners (left to right):  Kerry Enever, Lizzie Johnson (Newton Green Captain) and Sarah Gotts

Sarah Gotts and Kerry Enever won the day at Newton Green with a nett score of 106.50, leaving the other twenty one pairs of ladies contesting the Coronation Foursomes well behind them. The twenty seven hole Foursomes Medal competition took place under beautiful blue skies and at times searing heat. The course was in excellent condition given the dry conditions and there was some very good play considering the difficult format. With so much run on the ball, keeping it on the greens was a challenge, while trees and bunkers came unexpectedly into play with the extra length from the tees and the occasional awkward bounce off the hard ground proved tricky. 

The Newton Green ladies provided fantastic food at Half Way House and the catering staff fed everyone well and efficiently at lunchtime. In such hot and tiring weather the cups of tea and scones were a most welcome finish to the day.

June Kenworthy (Rushmere) had a particularly exciting morning as she slotted a hole in one on the 148-yard eleventh. She celebrated by making a donation to the Captain's charity which was much appreciated by Lizzie Johnson, the Captain in question.

1st: 106.50 and the trophies Sarah Gotts & Kerry Enever (Diss)
2nd: 110 Juliet Byford & Elizabeth Bezance (Bury St. Edmunds)
3rd: 112.25 Sheila Jarvis & Alice Wan (Felixstowe Ferry)  


Cranworth Semi-Final Matches...


The matches were held on Thursday, 23rd August.   Ipswich beat Bramford by 6.5-2.5;  Felistowe Ferry beat Haverhill 7-2.   So the final match will be between Ipswich and Felixstowe Ferry at Bramford on Thursday, 27th September.


Suffolk's Junior County Team at Letchworth Golf Club contesting Matchweek 2018...


Jnrs 2018 Matchweek

(left to right)  Megan Bailey, Charlotte Gregory, Layla Farthing, Jess Buck, Georgia Parker,

Rio Everitt, Cleo Parfett, Fiona Stokes.

You can tell to look at them what a cheery lot our girls are and, despite their comparative inexperience and a couple of lost matches, they kept their spirits up and did well to win their encounter with Bedfordshire (4.5 to 1.5).  

Vanessa Bell, Suffolk's Captain, was in charge for the three days and thoroughly enjoyed her time at Letchworth with the team.   She said that the course was playing short off the tee but required concentration to get around it in decent order.   The greens were receptive and ran at a good speed.  

After their 4-2 loss to Hertfordshire, the Suffolk girls enjoyed the ensuing pep talk and went out against Norfolk undeterred and happy. Norfolk is a county whose golf is currently in the ascendancy.  You will remember that their ladies' team won the East Region's place in the County Championship this year and they are strong right through to the juniors.  The Norfolk girls won all three of their matches and, in the end both Norfolk and Hertfordshire proved too strong for Suffolk.  The girls will have benefited from the experience though and we'll look forward to watching their progress through the rest of 2018. 


Mascot 18


Meet Rick, the Mascot, who did a great job!   He's seen here with Layla, Jess and Natasha Gregory.
And that's the county flag, of course.  The girls did it proud.