Stars and stripes mark captain’s day

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Stars and stripes was the theme on a glorious sunny day as Newton Green Golf Club’s ladies’ captain, Sheila Walter, celebrated her captain’s day in style.

She was driven around in a buggy with a flagged-fringe on top depicting her time spent in the USA.

In total, 42 ladies played a Delaney Scramble Stableford before lunch with the team of Jill Symonds, Judy Donnelly and Alice Taylor winning with a score of 70.3.

Rebecca Evans, Thelma Ardley and Cynthia Chapman were second with 70.4, followed by Cate Fraser, Susan Sills and Pam Guilbert with 71.4.

In fourth were Liz Ward, Odette Ford and Jill Freeman with 71.9, and making up the top five were Di Cunningham, Pat Hawkins and Auriol Round-Turner with 72.4.

n Newton Green held another successful mixed open with competitors from across the region taking part.

The winning visiting team came from the Playgolf Colchester side of Martin Kilby, Nicky Withycombe with 51 points, from Harwich and Dovercourt’s Ron and Sue Keen with 47 and Woodbridge’s Nina Neilson and Don Wellman with 46.

Haverhill’s Colin Durston was the nearest-the-pin in the men’s competition, on the sixth hole, while Southport and Ainsdale’s Carol Sunderland’s effort on the 13th won her the women’s prize.

Nearest pin 6th hole, men Colin Durston (Haverhill).

In the members’ competition, Gwyneth Ferreira and Joel Harris came out on top with 53 points, while Ian Duncan and Carol Sunderland were second with 47 on count-back from Cate and James Fraser.

The nearest-the-pin prizes were won by Paddy and Sue Lockwood.

A sum of £34 was raised for the captains’ charity, The Bridge Project.

n Fourteen ladies were up at the crack of dawn to play the annual nine holes and breakfast meeting.

Jill Symonds won with 18 points, from Cate Fraser on 16 points on count-back from Sue Lockwood.