Golfers shocked over Wright's arrest

MEMBERS of a golf club where Steve Wright played today spoke of their shock at his quintuple murder charge.The 48-year-old, who plays off a handicap of 19 or 20, has been a member for around five years at Seckford Golf Club near Woodbridge.

MEMBERS of a golf club where Steve Wright played have spoken of their shock at his quintuple murder charge.

The 48-year-old, who plays off a handicap of 19 or 20, has been a member for around five years at Seckford Golf Club near Woodbridge.

Detectives are known to have visited the club to ask staff how often Wright played and who he mixed with.

The club's professional Simon Jay, 30, said: “We always knew Steve Wright as a quiet chap who very unassuming. I used to say, 'Morning Steve' when he came in and that was it.

"It is fair to say that we were shocked to hear of his arrest. This is a family-friendly club with a lot of lady and junior members as well as men."

Wright played regularly in weekend competitions at the club. He is thought to have last played there on Sunday.

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It is believed that his membership was due to be suspended this month due to his failure to pay his monthly £47.50 membership subscription.

Mr Jay added: "He always played in black. His golfing gear was black trousers, a black jumper or roll neck and a black baseball cap with a golfing motif on it.

"He was an okay golfer who was a decent standard. I remember a little while back he got a hole-in-one.”

Colin Harrison, a former captain of 550-member Seckford Golf Club, said: "I can remember him coming up here last Sunday and the previous Saturday.

"He just sat in the club having a cup of coffee waiting for his tee time. He was very quiet - but that was just normal.

"I can't say that he was particular friends with anybody - but he was liked by everybody. He was a very quiet fella who real just kept himself to himself."

Wright was also a member of the Brigands golfing society which is based at the Brook Hotel in Felixstowe.

The society's full name is Brook Residents International Golf and Notable Delinquents Society.

The 30 members of the society hold about six golf days a year when they meet to play a round of golf and enjoy a meal at different golf clubs around Suffolk.

Wright is thought to have joined the society about five years ago.

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