History

Introduction

The Suffolk Ladies' County Golf Association was formerly "The Suffolk Ladies County Golf Club" and was formed in 1926 by six Clubs, Aldeburgh, Bungay, Felixstowe, Ipswich, Royal Worlington and Woodbridge.   In the first year there were ninety members paying a subscription of Seven shillings and Sixpence (7/6d) each.

In 1965 the name was changed from "Club" to "Association".

From 1993 all lady members of affiliated Suffolk clubs automatically became members - the affiliation fee coming directly from their clubs.   In 2014 we have 1,869 members from 30 clubs.

Suffolk Ladies County Golf Association (SLCGA) is affiliated to the Ladies' Golf Union (LGU) and England Golf (the EWGA and EGU merging in 2012).

We are proud to boast many illustrious members, past and present.

Penny Taylor of Royal Worlington was Chairman of the LGU in 1984/5.
Liz Boatman, also Royal Worlington, was Chairman of ELGA in 1989 and President of ELGA in 2000/1.  She was the Captain of two victorious Curtis Cup teams.
Anne Smith, nee Willard, formerly of Gorleston, has held many prestigious administrative positions in Midlands golf.  She was a Curtis Cup golfer and she won the British and English Girls Championships and the British Strokeplay, as well as the Suffolk Championships.
More recently, Julie Otto, nee Wade, and Joanne Woodward, nee Hockley, both of Felixstowe Ferry won many British, English and Suffolk titles.  Julie also played in several Curtis Cup teams and won the 1992 Spanish Open.

Even more recently, Heidi Baek, who has come through the Junior Ranks of both Suffolk and England, has reached a handicap of +3.   Among many successes, she has been Suffolk Champion and represented England on numerous occasions, winning the U15 English Girls Championship en route.    Her latest achievements have been to break the Felixstowe Ferry course record, returning a 7-under par score, to reach the finals of the Daily Telegraph competition for the third year in a row, this time as top qualifier and, perhaps the crowning glory, to reach the final qualifying session for the British Open in 2010.   She finished off 2010 with an impressive win in the US Junior Masters Championship over the prestigious and difficult Sawgrass courses, taking the title in a sudden death playoff.

We now look forward to more success with some of our other promising Juniors.


The Association

The Association shall be called The Suffolk Ladies' County Golf Association (SLCGA) hereinafter referred to as "The Association"
The Association shall be affiliated to the Ladies' Golf Union (LGU) and England Golf

The Objects of the Association

  1. To promote the game of golf within the County for Ladies and Junior Girls
  2. To uphold the rules and etiquette of Golf and to advance and safeguard the interests of Ladies' golf within the County.