It was with a great deal of relief that we were able to hold the annual golf day at Hintlesham on August 9th 2021. After missing last year due to the Covid pandemic it was lovely to welcome 132 lady golfers from 14 of the clubs across Suffolk.

The format was teams of four, stableford scoring, 85% handicap with best three scores to count. Shotgun start with 2 teams off each tee apart from the par three holes. Nearest the pin was on the 6th and 13th holes.

Unfortunately, the weather did not start well with rain falling until around 11 o’clock. Then the skies cleared and the umbrellas could be put away and the rest of the day stayed fine and warm.

Prizes of vouchers to be spent in the pro shop were awarded to 5th place with gloves for 6th place, socks for 7th place and 2 sleeves of balls for nearest the pin. Amanda Norman kindly agreed to present the prizes and the winners of the trophy were a team from Ipswich GC with 112 points.

Thanks to Viv Kemp, Rita Alcock, Ann Maskell and Irma Suttle helped during the day with signing players in and selling raffle tickets.

Extended thanks to Henry Roblin, the proprietor, Lorraine Grunberg, the office manager and Catherine Swann, the catering manager, were, as always, more than helpful and make organising and running the day so much simpler. Mr Roblin to be given a donation in thanks for hosting the event as he does not charge anything for the golf.

This is the final time of organising the SGD for me. It has been hard work but extremely rewarding to host and organise such a popular event. Next year I hope to be playing in it.

A provisional date has been set for Monday August 8th 2022

Eunice Gray

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