Here we go again, beginning another year of golfing news and information. We can keep the general news coming, but we would still like to have your more personal titbits and achievements so please send them to us when you can. If there's a picture to go with the words, that would be even better.
The first Weston match of 2014 resulted in a hard fought, but friendly, win
for Stowmarket playing at Home against Flempton and a Hole in One for Ladies' Captain, Liz Laflin. Liz took a 6 iron off the tee at the 11th and, according to spectators, her ball pitched 3 feet below the hole and rolled in.
As Liz said: "What a nice start to my captaincy, which only began a week ago".
After the four matches had been played, the result was all square – 2 matches having finished 1 up (cancelling each other out) and 2 matches having finished 5 up (again cancelling each other out). In the event of a tie, both Team Captains were required to nominate one of their pairs to play a sudden death play-off - probably fairly predictable, but each Captain chose their pairing who had won their match 5 up.
So, off down the first they went - Lottie Edmonds/Brenda Burtinshaw from Aldeburgh and Anne Archer/Trish West from Ipswich. Six holes later they were still all tied!!! On to the Seventh – where, incredibly, both pairs achieved a birdie. However, at this point the tussle ended – due to Ipswich receiving a shot on this hole.
Having started playing at 10am, the final putt dropped at 5pm. An incredible match!
7 Extra Holes to win a match - can any team better that this year? We wait with bated breath.
Entry for this event is now FULL.
Chris Lynch-Bates will be in contact with all successful entrants so that menu choices for the day can be chosen in advance. Chris will also be contacting (and returning chequest) to any entrants who have not been successful this year.
The Entry Form for the Division 4 meeting is available to download (on the right hand side of this page under Downloads). This is an individual Stableford Competition for ladies with handicaps between 31 and 36 (inclusive) at the time of entry.
Don't forget that there is also a Team Trophy - awarded to the Club with the highest total Stableford Score from any three players.
Click here for the General County Competition Conditions. The Conditions for the Division 4 Meeting are available under the Event (Events - Events & Results - all events are in chronological order).
These Taster Sessions are designed as an Introduction to Golf for Junior Boys and Girls (aged 6-14 years old). There will be three sessions, starting at 1pm, 2pm and 3pm.
Further details (including how to reserve a place) are available to download on the right hand side of this Home Page under Downloads.
We think this sounds like a really good way to persuade youngsters to have a go at golf. If you know anyone who might enjoy it, please encourage them to join in the fun. We hope the initiative will be very successful.
The Entry Form for this Competition is available to download on the right hand side of this Home Page under Downloads. There is a County (Team) Scratch Trophy - so Suffolk Ladies, if you are 50+, please join us - the more the merrier!
Please click here to access the relevant England Golf website page.
Details/contact information for the following Competitions are (or will be) available on this page:
Four Ball Better Ball Championship - 23 April at Brookmans Park GC
Ladies Championship - 4 September at Thetford GC
Australian Spoons Entry Form available to download - Final will be held on 6 August at Haverhill GC
Junior Regional Girls Championship Entry Form available to download - To be held on 11 August at Bedford & County GC