Sheila’s tea time with a difference

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It was tea time on the tee for the drive-in of Newton Green Golf Club’s new ladies’ captain Sheila Walter.

Sheila, known for her dedication to mint tea, did not know what was brewing until she turned up on the tee and found a reception committee wearing headgear consisting of a wide variety of tea cosies.

The new captain was then fitted with special headgear of a tea pot made from fabric, but she still managed, in glorious sunshine, a drive of 114 yards.

The ladies then played a 10 hole, four ball stableford competition, won by Jan Doe, Carol Durston, Pat Hawkins and Susan Sills on 52 points from Tibby Mimpriss, Jennie Leech, Rosie Jackson and Adrienne Hughes on 51.

Behind them on 50 points were Margaret Hills, Pat Walsh, Sue Thurgate and Joan Fry.

The low handicap, nearest pin was won by Carolyn Cocksedge, while Maggie Manby won the high handicap equivalent.

Di Cunningham guessed the length of captain’s drive, which raised funds for The Bridge Project, the club’s charity for the year.

n Six handicap golfer Emily Penfold cleaned up the trophy shelf at the Newton Green Golf Club ladies’ annual meeting.

Following on from winning the Suffolk Medal Silver Spoon for a seven-under-handicap club competition round, Penfold was named Newton’s Lady Golfer of The Year, which was one of many trophies awarded to her.

The meeting installed Sheila Walter as captain and Sally Cade vice-captain.

Outgoing captain Sue Thurgate thanked all members for their wonderful support over the past year.

She said the club captains’ joint charity cause, Canine Partners, had raised in excess of £6,000.

It was reported Newton ladies now had the Suffolk junior girl captain in Eloise Aldous, and Rebecca Evans has been named the county’s delegate to England Golf.