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Notes from the Annual General Meeting held on Saturday last (14th January 2017)...
Vanessa Bell was elected County Captain. Her thoughts: ‘I’m proud and honoured to have been elected as Captain of the County. It is a very prestigious role. I am looking forward to the challenge of being a playing Captain and building on the success of last’s County Match Week. I am confident that we can win through to the County Finals this year.’
Sharon Luckman (Ipswich) and long-serving member of Suffolk’s team became County Vice-Captain. Eloise Aldous (Newton Green) took over as Junior Organiser.
Molly Newson (Thorpeness) became Junior Captain for 2017. She received her Captain’s jersey.
Presentations of awards and trophies:
The Joy Winn Salver, which goes to the player with the lowest scratch scores returned over the year, was won by Newton Green’s Alice Barlow, who enjoyed an absolutely stellar 2016 with an unprecedented list of achievements. As a fitting climax, she won
The Nigel Birrell Trophy which the County Captain awards to the most outstanding golfer of the year and gained her County Colours.
Abbie Symonds was presented with her very well earned County Colours.
Colours used to be awarded when a First team player notched up three singles wins in County matches. The criteria are now changed. In future, foursomes wins will be included and colours will go to players with eight or more wins under their belt when representing Suffolk at County Match Week and/or National County Finals.
The Silver Medal (for the lowest score of the year by a Silver Division player): Mandy Williamson (Haverhill) -9.
The Bronze Medal (for the lowest score of the year by a Bronze Division player): Fern McCarthy (Flempton) -14.
The Eva Harris Shield for achievements in Junior Golf: Fiona Stokes (Haverhill) who reduced her handicap from 12 at the start of the year to 6.8.
Junior Improver of the year: Georgia Parker (Bury St Edmunds), cut her handicap from 19 to 11 winning many competitions in passing.