Seniors retain grip on coveted trophy

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A much-coveted piece of glazed chinaware has been won back by the male seniors’ section of Newton Green Golf Club.

Each year the ladies of the club take on the seniors for the prestigious Water Closet Trophy, with each side taking it in turns to host the event.

Despite being in the chair, the ladies lost their grip on the trophy in a 36-a-side greensomes format match, which saw the ladies unusually winning only one of the 18 games.

However, four games were halved, giving a final 15-3 victory to the seniors.

n Alice Barlow and Eloise Aldous of Newton Green have won new places on a training scheme by England Ladies.

The 14-year-olds have been selected to stay on the Birdies South programme for a second year, and will receive monthly squad coaching throughout the winter.

The girls have cut their handicaps from 10 and 11 to six and eight respectively since being chosen last year.

With boys Jed Seeley and Connor Talbot, who will be training with Suffolk Golf Union this weinter, also continuing to improve their scores, Newton now have four juniors aged 15 or under with single figure handicaps.