Philpott elected new club chairman

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A strong performance both on the course and behind the scenes was reported at the annual general meeting of Newton Green Golf Club.

During the meeting, members elected Andy Dodds a honorary life member following his recent Queen’s Birthday award honour, which marked his contribution to both Sudbury Cricket Club and Newton Green.

Peter Philpott was confirmed as the club’s new chairman.

Andrew Johnson takes over as men’s captain, joining Sue Thurgate as ladies’ captain.

Their respective vice-captains, Bill Havers and Sheila Walter, move on to the main committee with Bernie Pratt.

It was confirmed both captains and the seniors captain Mike Norton would be supporting Canine Partners, the first time a charity has been adopted on a joint basis.

During the meeting retiring captain Chris Williams, a full-time paramedic, presented a cheque of £1,105 to Paul Calverset of the Childrens Burns Club.

The evening concluded with the presentation of prizes to winners of mens’ and mixed competitions.