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SVLGA 2018 AGM - Ufford Park

Monday, November 5th 2018

 Ufford Park Golf Club

Anne Amos presenting Maureen Pearson with the badge of president

Although it was November the weather was glorious and the Ufford Park course was in fine condition and several players commented they would have liked to carry on and play all 18 holes!

We played 9 holes of greensomes stableford and prize winners were:

Front 9  Barbara Stear and Sylvia Butcher of Woodbridge, 20 points

               Sarah Wales and Di Hegarty of Felixstowe, 18 points

                Pat Cofield and Rose Stollery of Felixstowe, 17 points

Back 9   Rita Bird and Janet Capon of Woodbridge, 16 points

               Margaret Scales and June Kenworthy of Rushmere, 15 points (c/b)

               Vicky Hunt and Kay Anderson, Ipswich, 15 points


After golf the AGM was held and Maureen Pearson of Felixstowe Ferry was elected as our President and Christine Lynch-Bates of Fynn Valley as Captain. New committee members Sheila Price (Haverhill), Liz Jeary (Bungay) and Sarah Wales (Felixstowe) replace retiring members Elaine Anderson, Rita Bird and Wendy Hayes. Sylvia Pearce (Stowmarket) and Eunice Gray (Woodbridge) were elected as vice-president and vice-captain.

Alison Christian presenting Christine Lynch-Bates with the captain's badge

Our next event will be the Spring Meeting at Seckford G.C. On Monday, March 11th 2019.

A Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all.


2018 SVLGA Autumn Foursomes Newton Green

Members enjoyed fair weather and warm hospitality at Newton Green Golf Club on 10th September for the Autumn Foursomes competition played over 27 holes for the Causton Cups.

Winners with 51 points were Margaret Hills and Liz Ward, with Vivienne Sears and Susan Seabrook runners up on count back from Diane Clarke and Lynne Ridout both pairs on 49 points. Fourth place went to Ann Maskell and Rose Stollery only 1 point behind.

The 18 hole competition was won by Pat Cofield and Amanda Parks.

Prize winners are shown with SVLGA Captain Alison Christian and competition organiser Wendy Hayes


SVLGA Mixed Invitational Meeting at Gorleston


Mixed Invitational Winners Pat & Derek Cofield

Held at Gorleston Golf Club. The format was 18 hole foursomes stableford. The weather was somewhat cooler than of late and woolly jumpers were in evidence but it was dry and bright. 

Considering the drought Gorleston Golf Club still had some green grass on the fairways and the greens were true and a delight to putt on, well done to the greens staff.

The competition was followed by an exceptionally good meal, thank you to the caterers .

1st.    Pat and Derek Cofield.                                   43 points
2nd.   Anne and Mike Young.                                  36 points (count back)
3rd.    Liz Jeary and George Ling                           36 points
4th.    Vivienne Sears and Phillip Larking              35 points (count back)
5th.     Gill Till and Neil MacDonald.                       35 points

Best front 9. Pat and Tim Partridge.                      22 points
Best back 9. Sheila and Michael Spencer.            17 points

Mixed Invitational Runners Up Anne & Mike Young

The prizes were presented by our Lady President, Anne Amos and Lady Captain, Alison Christian. 

Many thanks to the organiser, Elaine Anderson, and to the committee members who helped on the day.

Our next event will be the Autumn Foursomes at Newton Green G.C. on Monday September 10th. and entry is now open.


2018 Championship Meeting - Felixstowe Ferry Golf Club

Monday, May 14th SVLGA captain Alison Christian hosted our championships at Felixstowe Golf Club, here is the report from the day;

Although we were blessed with a clear sunny day at the stunning setting and excellently presented Felixstowe course, Boreas (God of the north wind) was a constant presence of around 25 mph and gusting at least twice that just as a shot or putt was struck so where a ball actually finished really was 'in the lap of the gods' and it could be argued that the par 73 was playing nearer a par 93!

The ladies bravely battled the conditions with all players completing the 18 holes and over a very tasty lunch provided by the Felixstowe catering staff there were many tales of 'what happened when'!

The awards were presented by Anne Amos, President and Captain Alison Christian.

Silver 0 - 20 Scratch

Lowest gross and the Championship Salver, Irma Suttle, Woodbridge.

1st handicap and the Arleen Clowes Cup, Sylvia Pearce, Stowmarket.

2nd handicap, Jenny Chamberlin, Diss.

Bronze 21 - 36 Scratch

Lowest gross and the Eddis Cup, Sheila Burgess, Woodbridge.

1st handicap and the Sybil Voules Cup, Carolyn Tanner, Stowmarket.

2nd handicap, Pat Cofield, Felixstowe

Over 75 medal, Di Glasswell of Stowmarket.


Pat Brega Cup, Di Hegarty of Felixstowe.

2nd Iris Davenport, Felixstowe.

Over 75 Stableford, Barbara Stear of Woodbridge.

Many thanks to Felixstowe Golf Club staff and members for their help and hospitality.

Our next event is the Mixed Invitation at Gorleston on Monday July 10th. Entry forms are in the yellow book and should be sent to Elaine Anderson by June 19th.


2018 SVLGA Spring Meeting Bungay & Waveney Golf Club

 Monday March 12th the 2018 

SVLGA Captain presenting County (SLCGA) President Mo Pearson with a cheque for £500 for County junior girls.

Fortunately there was a break in the recent wet weather and the competition was played in fair weather although the rain moved in just as we were finishing. It was a Greensomes Stableford format over 9 holes off both the back and front 9 on a surprisingly dry course. 84 ladies played in the competition and 12 other members joined them for the very tasty lunch, an excellent turn out and extremely well organised by committee member Rita Bird.

Winners of the front 9 with 19 points were Mary Sail and Denise Walker from Haverhill G.C. and the winning pair playing the back 9 scoring 22 points were Kate Simmonds and Anne Trueman of Woodbridge G.C.

Kate Simmonds and Anne Trueman with Anne Amos

Mary Sail and Denise Walker with Anne Amos

SVLGA Captain Alison Christian presented County (SLCGA) President Mo Pearson with a cheque for £500 as a donation to be used toward the purchase of uniforms for the County junior girls. Each year the SVLGA raises funds for both a Captain's nominated charity and the County juniors.

The next event will be the Championship and is being held at Felixstowe G.C. on Monday, May 14th. Entries are now being accepted with a closing deadline of April 16th. Further information may be found in the 'yellow' book.


2017 SVLGA Ufford Park AGM

Monday 6th November saw a total of 96 golfers gather at Ufford Park Golf Club to play 9 holes of Foursomes before the AGM and  lunch, where they were joined by a further 17 members. The morning dawned cold and frosty but gloriously sunny.

Scoring proved quite tough on the longer front 9 and the eventual winners of that competition, with 13 points, were Anne Graves and Nina Nielson (Woodbridge) on count back from Jenny Buckle and Kay Hazell (Stowmarket). In 3rd place were Linda Miller and Annette Llewellyn (Woodbridge), on count back from 3 other pairs who narrowly missed out, all  scoring 12 points.

Despite starting on the rather daunting 10th, over the water, much higher scores were achieved by those playing on the back 9. Winners with a magnificent 18 points were Mandy Bouttell and Mary Krajewski (Fynn Valley) with Jane Bell and Carol Hines just pipping Anne Fenning and Joan Hunter (all of Stowmarket) on count back, with 17 points.

Winners receiving prizes from retiring  President Eva Harris










27 HOLES                             NAMES                                                                                 PTS         CLUB


FIRST                     `Dianne Hegarty & Sarah Wales                                                 54           Felixstowe Ferry


SECOND               Pam McBride & Sheila Burgess                                                   51           Woodbridge


THIRD                   Dianne Clarke & Wendy Hayes                                                   49           Ufford Park

FOURTH               Vicki Hunt & Meenal Manning                                                  47           Ipswich               





WINNERS            Carolyn Tanner & Kay Hazel                                                         22           Stowmarket




2017 Mixed Invitation Meeting


The Mixed Invitation Competition was held at Bury St Edmunds Golf Club on Monday 10th July 2017 .

The picture above shows Liz Langley and Chris Gwinnett-Sharp receiving prizes from President Eva Harris. 


The SVLGA Mixed invitation day was held at Bury Golf Club on Monday 10th July 32 pairs played  .The sun shone right up until the last 3 came in when the heavens opened ! The scoring was good considering that the format was foursomes !

Thank you to everyone who helped and to Bury G.C for their hospitality .


1. Liz Langley and Chris Gwinnett-Sharp    Bury GC     41 points

2.Rita Bird and Martin Lamb                    Woodbridge    40 points

3.Sue and Steve Whymark.                      Woodbridge   38points on cb

4.Pat and Malcolm Crissell.                      Woodbridge   38points

5.Pat and Derek Cofield.                           Felixstowe.     38 points

Best front 9 Vivienne Sears Phillip Larkin Thorpeness. 21points

Best back 9 Kate and Mike Simmonds.   Woodbridge.  22points.


2017 SVLGA Spring Championship


                      Ipswich Golf Club Monday 8th May 2017


Championship Salver

Silver 0-20      Scratch      Ann Graves           Gross  Score  91

Arleen Clowes Cup

Silver 0-20       Handicap     1st     Anne Amos              Nett  Score  77

                                               2nd    Elaine Anderson      Nett Score  78

                                               3rd     Jenny Buckle            Nett Score  78

Eddis Cup

Bronze 21-36      Scratch      Nina   Nielsen           Gross Score  99                                                                


Sybil Voules Cup

Bronze 21-36       Handicap      1st    Annette Llewellyn           Nett Score  73

                                                     2nd    Marianne Haines            Nett Score  75

                                                     3rd     Sheila Burgess                 Nett Score  77

Over 75 Medal                Nina Nielsen               Nett Score  78


Pat Brega Cup

Stableford                   1st     Jane Fishwick             38 pts

                                     2nd    Heather Harvey        34 pts

                                     3rd     Lesley Barnes            34 pts    

Over 75 Stableford               Sylvia Studd           33 pts      


2017 Spring Meeting

Waldringfield Golf Club 13th March


The 9 hole Greensomes competition was held at Waldringfield GC on Monday 13th March on a beautiful  Spring morning. Front 9 winners, with 17 points were Dianne Clarke  (Ufford Park) and Annette Llewellyn  (Woodbridge) shown with Eva Harris, SLVGA President. Runners-up were Margaret Newman and Carol Brown. Third place went to Amanda Boutell and Mary Krajewski with Jean Cross and Sarah Wales in 4th.


The back 9 was won by Sandra Bowman playing with  Jenny Chamberlin  (Diss) with 20 points. They received their prizes from Eva Harris. Pat Edworthy and Ann Young were 2nd, Jackie Waghorn and Sue Chateau 3rd, 4th place went to Sue Whymark and Pat Crissell.  


SVLGA - 55th AGM....

55th  AGM at Waldringfield Heath Golf Club 7th November 2016


The 55th Annual General Meeting of the Suffolk Veteran Ladies Golf Association was held at

Waldringfield Heath Golf Club on the 7th November 2016 with 99 ladies attending the AGM.  The outgoing Captain, Rita Alcock, announced that the SVLGA ladies had raised £701.27 for her chosen charity “The Alzheimer’s Research Society” and was very appreciative of the members’ raising this amount for a very worthwhile cause.


Prior to the AGM, 78 ladies played in the 9 hole Foursomes competition.


Competition Results

Front Nine winners

1st  June Kenworthy & Margaret Lee    18

2nd Sylvia Pearce & Ann Maskell         17


3rd Linda Bensley & Diane Glasswell   15 cb


Back Nine Winners

1st   Eunice Gray & Sue Fulcher     19

2nd  Rita Bird & Janet Capon          15

3rd   Liz Ward & Margaret Hills     14  


SVLGA - Autumn Foursomes - Rookery Park


On the 26th September  44 ladies played in the Autumn Foursomes Stableford at Rookery Park Golf  Club. Everyone enjoyed ideal conditions for playing golf other than a late afternoon shower which caught a few of our ladies as they completed their 27 holes. The results of the competitions were:


27 Holes

Winners of the Causton Cups - Sue Whymark & Sue Fulcher (Woodbridge)      60 points



2nd Helen Lawson & Marianne Hayes (Diss) 55 pts        3rd Pat Cofield & Rose Stollery (Felixstowe) 51 Pts



4th Liz Jeary & Di Glasswell (Bungay/Stowmarket) 50 points


Winners of the 18 Holes Stableford         


Carolyn Tanner & Kay Hazell (Stowmarket) 32 points


Thanks to all the ladies who participated and made the day so enjoyable.

Rita Alcock


SVLGA v SLGA Seniors Foursomes Matchplay


The annual foursomes match against the SLGA Seniors was held on 23 September 2016 at Bungay & Waveney Golf Club.  The weather on the day was dry, sunny and warm, so unusual for late September.


The teams were:


SLGA Seniors

Liz Jeary & Hilary Fitch

Tessa Summers & Judy Taylor

Sheila Jarvis & Ann Maskell

Fiona Ferrie & Susie Monson-Bahr

Irma Suttle & Jane Cadge

Jane Wharton & Jane Hammett

Rosalie Skinner & Kay Anderson

Venetia Lebus & Louise Morse


The Foursomes Teams


The match was keenly contested and the SVLGA won by to


Well done the SVLGA Ladies – a really great result.


SVLGA Mixed Invitation 2016

18 Hole Foursomes: Thorpeness Golf Club 11th July 2016

A total of 44 lady ‘Veterans’ representing 11 different Suffolk clubs were accompanied by their male partners as they competed in very blustery conditions at Thorpeness GC. Though storms had been forecast, thankfully these held off until the majority were safely in the Country Club, where the excellent after match meal was served and the results announced. It was frustrating that the last few competitors did get rather wet and the results board never did make it into the Club as it had been practically washed away in the downpour that started just after the last group finished their final hole.

For much of the day it looked as though the winners would be Sue and Stephen Whymark (Woodbridge GC) who were in the lead with 39 points for some considerable time. However, Sylvia Studd and partner Doug Pipe (Felixtowe Ferry) produced an unbeatable score of 43 which included 6 pars and a result on every hole. Ann and Mike Young (Woodbridge) came in with 40 points to take second place, with Flora and Richard Dewar (Stowmarket) and Alison and Brian Kemp (Felixtowe Ferry) in fourth and fifth places, both with 36 points. Elizabeth Matthias and Edmund Fivet (Aldeburgh) with 34 points just missed out on the prizes.

Best front 9 was won by Georgina Dearn and Robin Leggate (Woodbridge) with 19 points, the same score as Mo and Chris Pearson (Felixtowe Ferry) who were successful on the back 9.

Jenny Buckle (Stowmarket) and Gill Singleton (Aldeburgh) respectively won ‘Nearest the Pin’ and the ‘Line’.




SVLGA 2016 Spring Championships


Fynn Valley Golf Club -  Monday 9th May 2016


Our annual Spring SVLGA Championships was held on Monday, 9th May at Fynn Valley GC. The participating ladies enjoyed a warm sunny day and the course condition was excellent.

The full results and photographs of the winners are shown below.

SILVER                             Championship Salver   


0 – 20 Scratch                         Ann Graves              Woodbridge                     90 


Handicap                                             Ardeen Clowes Cup


1st     Sylvia Pearce            Stowmarket                     75

2nd     Sheila Jarvis              Felixstowe Ferry              77

3rd        Hilary Fitch               Bury S. Edmunds             79


BRONZE                                                  Eddis Cup


21 – 36 Scratch                       Rita Bird                    Woodbridge                   98


Handicap                                              Sybil Voules Cup


1st        Marianne Haines        Diss                                77

2nd        Susie Wymark            Woodbridge                   78


Over 75 Medal  


  Nina Neilsen        Woodbridge         86


STABLEFORD                                Pat Brega Cup


1st     Amanda Bouttell        Fynn Valley                   37

2nd       Chris L:ynch-Bates    Fynn Valley                   36

       3rd      Mary Sparrow            Fynn Valley                   29 C/B


Over 75 Stableford               


  Flora Dewar               Stowmarket                    29


SVLGA Spring Meeting at Waldringfield Golf Club

21st March 2016


On a sunny Spring day 72 ladies played a 9 hole Greensomes Stableford and afterwards a total of  96 ladies enjoyed lunch. Prizes were presented by our President, Sheila Burgess, and the results of the competition are as follows:


Front  9 winners were:


1st Jenny Buckle and Kay Hazel of Stowmarket         20 pts

2nd Margaret Lee and June Kenworthy of  Rushmere     17 pts c/b

3rd Barbara Pratt and Carol Perks of  Rushmere        17 pts c/b




Back 9 winners were:


1st Carolyn Cocksedge and Pat Hawkins of  Newton Green     18 pts c/b

2nd Sylvia Sibthorpe and Sue Strutt Holmes of  Bungay        18 pts c/b

3rd Sue Thurgate and Sheila Walter of  Newton Green        18 pts c/b





Lunch Photos



Don’t forget your entries for the Championship on 9 May