Suffolk president hails the dynamism of Newton Green

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The dynamism and forward thinking nature of Newton Green Golf Club has been praised by a top golfing 

Suffolk Golf Union president Ron Kent highlighted the club’s go-ahead policies as the sport faces challenges linked to the recession and other factors.

He was speaking at a reception staged at the club to mark Newton winning the Suffolk Hambro Cup for the first time in 42 years.

“This club has become a byword for its enterprise and tackling issues facing the game,” he said. “Progressive policies in relation to membership, junior golf, the course and other areas have all helped to put it in the good position it has now found itself.”

He was among guests at the evening that included county vice-present Phil Platten, who had handed Newton the trophy at Woodbridge when they defeated Ipswich in the final.

The evening was hosted by club men’s captain Andrew Johnson, who also introduced veteran former Hambro players Bobby Ablitt, Phil Eaves and Alan Vince — the former two being members of the 1972 winning side.

In addition to the lifting of the Hambro trophy, there had been other successes at county level with Eloise Aldous winning the Suffolk girls’ junior championship.

Alice Barlow was the girls’ junior matchplay runner-up; Max Hemson, Jed Seeley and Connor Talbot the winners of the junior team shield; Emily Penfold took the ladies’ silver spoon; and Patricia Havers and Jennie Leech won the centenary foursomes.