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Muncey leads way at Purdis Heath

PUBLISHED: 15:47 14 August 2001 | UPDATED: 10:26 03 March 2010

GOLF: AS part of the Ipswich Golf Club ladies section centenary celebrations, a County Invitation Day was held recently at Purdis Heath when all the ladies captains and ladies vice-captains from all the clubs in Suffolk were invited.

AS part of the Ipswich Golf Club ladies section centenary celebrations, a County Invitation Day was held recently at Purdis Heath when all the ladies captains and ladies vice-captains from all the clubs in Suffolk were invited.

Margaret Bryant, the Ipswich ladies captain, and lady members hosted a Greensomes

competition with members of the Ipswich club each partnering a guest.

The county president, Molly Gillingwater, and the county second team captain, Lorraine Robins, were also invited. Widge Sinclair, the county captain, was unable to attend due to a prior commitment at the English Girls Championship in Bristol.

The day was preceded by a light lunch and concluded with an excellent buffet supper and prize-giving.

Mrs Bryant, in her prize-giving speech, recalled from the old minute book that at a special general meeting held on November 2, 1911, Ipswich voted to join the Suffolk Ladies Golf Union.

At a committee meeting held on November 24, 1925, a representative from Ipswich attended a meeting convened to set up the County Club as it was called. The County Club started in 1926 and Ipswich were there at the beginning.

Leading scores

39 pts- Jean Muncey (vice-captain of Aldeburgh) and Anne Archer; 38- Liz Robinson (Bury St Edmunds captain) and Angela Key; 37- Stephanie Mendham (Diss captain) and Sheila Alcock on countback from Suzanne Mason (Flempton captain) and Suzanne Lambon; 36- Pamela Randle (Stoke-by-Nayland captain) and Diane Thorndyke; 35- Janet Turney (vice-captain Southwold) and Pamela Gosling on countback from Jackie Whitwell (Royal Worlington captain) and Jenni Alexander.


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