Club - Juniors

There is a thriving junior section catering for young players from primary school level up to sixth form. They meet at 5.30 pm on Mondays and also hold competitions during school holidays.

The club has some superb boy and girl junior golfers, many performing at various county levels, with some representing Suffolk at senior level.


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21st January 2017

Winner: Kieran Sorrell 72 points

Runner Up: Ben Tatum 63 points





Without having picked up his clubs for six weeks, Newton Green’s Ben Tatum strode to the first tee and promptly won the Junior Open at his home club.

The 16-year-old, who plays off five, and generally prefers to play football in the winter months, hit a three over par 72 to take the title, previously held by fellow club man and former junior Jed Seeley.

Tatum’s performance left him one shot ahead of Ipswich’s Sam Byford, who plays off one, had been pipped at the post by another Newton member, Harvey Watts, in the recent Suffolk junior match play final.

The team prize for the Aldous Cup was won by the Stoke-by-Nayland pairing of brothers Max and Isaac Toombs. Atlhough they could not raise a third member for a team, their two Stableford scores, each of 38, off handicaps of 21 and 27,was good enough to give them a count back win. They defeated Newton’s Tatum and Oli Page, who had also been forced to play as a pair after a call-off.

Division 1: (gross scores) 72 Ben Tatum (Newton Green), 73 Sam Byford (Ipswich), 73 James Cooper (Newton), 75 Lewis Whiting (Haverhill), 76 Habebul Islam (Ipswich), 76 Harry Hodgson (Ufford Park). Net scores: 68 James Cooper, 71 Harry Hodgson.

Division 2: (Stableford): 37 Max Weaver ocb (West Suffolk), Luke Green (Ipswich)

Division 3: 38 Isaac Toombs (Stoke-by-Nayland)

Aldous Cup: 76 Isaac and Max Toombs (Stoke), 73 Ben Tatum and Oli Page (Newton)

Putting: Ben Tatum

Longest Drives: Sam Byford and Georgia Parker (Bury St Edmunds)

Nearest pins: Joshua Goulton (Ipswich) and Harvey Watts (Newton)


Ben Tatum and Newton men's captain Lee Prentice 

Max Toombs Claire Aldous and Isaac Toombs 

Newotn Green Junior open winners 2016 


Newton Green 2015 Junior Open 

Newton Green 2015 Junior Open winner Jed Seeley
Runner up Lewis Whiting 

Scratch champion: Jed Seeley 66
Runner up: Lewis Whiting 73
1st, Sam Nixon net 67
2nd, Luke Middleton net 68
3rd, Alice Barlow net 71
1st, Will Garland 35 pts
2nd, Harry Palmer 35 pts
3rd, Kieran Sorrell 34 pts

1st, Georgia Parker 41 pts
2nd, Teddy Hall 36 pts
3rd, Kieran Heard 35 pts
GIRLS WINNER: Georgia Parker
Division 1, Lewis Whiting
Division 2, Harry Palmer
Division 3, Kieran Heard
Division 1, Tom Fowler
Division 2, James Cook
Division 1, Callum Hensby
Division 2, Eamon Balaam
Division 3, William Kibbler
Division 1, Habebul Islam
Division 2, James Iron
Division 3, Mary Cuthbert



Winning Team: Newton Green G.C

1st Team, Newton Green 107 pts
Harvey Watts, Eloise Aldous, Jed Seeley
2nd Team, West Suffolk 98 pts
Max Weaver, Tyler Weaver, Teddy Hall
3rd Team, Ipswich 94 pts
Joshua Goulton, Ryan Goodarzi, Will Garland






Jed Seeley, who broke the course record for adults at Newton Green Golf Club during the year, bagged an armful of prizes at the annual presentation for the club's junior section.

He collected nine awards, and aims to join the Professional Golfers' Association training scheme with professional Tim Cooper later in the year.

Seeley's awards included being voted junior club person of the year. His other awards included the KVR Trophy, Cooper Trophy, Junior Shield, coaching/skills Award, C List eclectric, Order of Merit and also the S Woodhead doubles knock-out with Harvey Watts.

Another major award winner was James Cooper, who is following in the footsteps of his dad Tim, Newton's professional.

Other winners: Oliver Page (handicap championship and P Hawkins Salver), Ben Tatum (scratch championship), Connor and Bob Talbot (H Wordley Cup for junior-adult foursomes), Alex Iveson (four clubs trophy and A Dodds trophy), James Cooper (Bill Mills trophy, Newton salver, player of the year and most improved player), Ben Uttridge (D Salmon trophy), Kieron Heard (Arctic cup, Mary Whittle trophy and mid-week roll-up).

The presentation meeting heard that Connor Talbot would be succeeding Ellie Aldous as junior captain. 





Each year the juniors of Newton Green Golf Club challegne a section of the club for the Scanlon Trophy, and this year they took on the senior men. Played under Stableford rules, the match could not have been closer with the younger golfers notching 254 points - one more than the seniors. Former captain John Scanlon, who donated the trophy several years ago, provided hospitality for the event which provides a healthy bonding exercise between younger and older golfers at the club. 



Newton Green's Alice Barlow has finished runner up in the Suffolk Girls' Junior Matchplay final after a tight battle with eventual winner Abbie Symonds.

However, with her opponent now heading for the adult ranks, Barlow could have a clearer run at the title next season.

In this year's final at Stowmarket, Symonds was three up after ten holes of high quality play, but Barlow had pulled two holes back by the 14th, although her putt on the 16th lipped ouT to allow Symonds to increase her lead again, and then take the 17th hole after reaching the par five in two shots. 



Newton Green's juniors have enjoyed success across the board this season and been rewarded with a day's golf at Hunstanton - one of East Anglia's leading courses.

The day was made possible through the generosity of Newton's men's captain Andrew Johnson, who is also a member at the Norfolk club, and invited the young players to play the coastal course. Players taking part in the day were, from left to right, James Cooper, Kieron Sorrell, Connor Talbot, Tom King, Ben Uttridge, Kieron Heard, Jed Seeley, Alex Iveson, Max Hemson and Ben Tatum. 



From left to right, Max Hemson, Eloise Aldous, Harvey Watts, Tim Cooper PGA Advanced Professional / Junior Organiser, Kieran Sorrell, Ben Uttridge, James Cooper.

Rushmere 3.5 Newton Green 2.5
Jordon Bloomfield v Eloise Aldous 7&6
Daniel Jennings 4&3 v Harvey Watts
Harry Burman v Ben Uttridge 2&1
Jordon Godbold 4&3 v Max Hemson
Charlotte Woodage 3&1 Kieran Sorrell
Jake Wessels v James Cooper All Square 



Winners: Connor Talbot & James Cooper 43

2nd Jed Seeley & Kieran Sorrell 40
3rd Max Hemson & Luke Robinson 40
Tom King & Alex Iveson 36
Ben Uttridge & Ben Tatum 35
Harvey Watts & Oliver Page 31 



An impressive one under par 68 saw Haverhill’s Lewis Whiting win the Newton Green Junior Open by a four shot margin.

Whiting, who earlier in the year was runner-up in the 36-hole Suffolk Amateur Championship, also helped Edward Halpin and Fiona Stokes win for Haverhill the major team prize of the day, the Aldous Cup.

With an impressive original entry of 70-plus, the Newton event had been planned for the day Hurricane Jude swept through Suffolk. Fortunately, the home club took notice of the weather forecast, putting the championship back two days.

It meant 20 from the original field could not take part, but the day still provided some high class junior golf, with a 72 from Joshua Robertson, of Ufford Park, putting him in second place, and Paul Waring, of Felixstowe, winner for the previous two years, third on 73.

In the net scores competition, the home club’s Ellie Aldous came home first with a level par 71, beating fellow Newton player Max Hemson on count back.



Gross scores: 68 Lewis Whiting (Haverhill), 72 Joshua Robertson (Ufford Park), 73 Paul Waring (Felixstowe).
Division 1 (net scores): 71 Ellie Aldous (Newton), 69 Max Hemson (Newton) on count back, 69 Jack Levermore (Aldeburgh).
Division 2 (Stableford): 39 Tom Fowler (Ipswich), 37 Luke Middleton (Ipswich), 34 Edward Halpin (Haverhill).
Division 3 (Stableford): 40 Will Smith (Ufford), 39 Alex Ashworth (Newton), 38 Max Adams (Bury St Edmunds).
Nearest pin. Division 1, Lewis Whiting. Division 2 Tom Fowler (Ipswich).
Longest drive. Division 1, Laurence Staff (Aldeburgh). Division 2 Tom Fowler. Division 3, Max Adams. 
Putting. Division 1, Connor Talbot (Newton). Division 2, Oliver Robertson (Ufford). Division 3, Luke Robinson (Newton).
Chipping. Division 1, Robert Salter (Hintlesham) and Matthew O’Doherty (Stowmarket).. Division 2, Traven Abbott (Fynn Valley). Division 3, Max Adams and Luke Robinson.
Aldous Cup, 1 Lewis Whiting, Edward Halpin and Fiona Stokes (Haverhill), 2 Alex Ashworth, Ben Uttridge and Harvey Watts (Newton).


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