Talented Jamie lands trophy

GOLF: Jamie Moul, the talented teenager from Stoke-by-Nayland, has won the Suffolk Golf Union's Winstanley Trophy for outstanding achievement in the past year.

JAMIE Moul, the talented teenager from Stoke-by-Nayland, has won the Suffolk Golf Union's Winstanley Trophy for outstanding achievement in the past year.

The 16-year-old, who attends the EGU School of Excellence, won the Suffolk Amateur Championship in some style, finishing with a closing round of 63.

He also won the prestigious Prince of Wales Trophy at Woburn to underline his vast potential.

Moul was presented with the Winstanley Trophy by Dick Berendt, the outgoing president at the annual general meeting of the SGU at Ipswich Golf Club, Purdis Heath last Friday.

Lawrence Dodd (Bury St Edmunds) was awarded the Nick Reiss Memorial Trophy as the young player considered to have contributed most within the county.

Berendt, who is to become chairman of the Anglian League in May, has handed over to Maurice Parks for the next two years.

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Parks, who is also president at Ipswich Golf Club until the end of the month, will also represent Suffolk on the executive committee of the English Golf Union.

David Houston, the chairman of Suffolk junior golf, will be Parks' vice-president, and his appointment was well received.

Houston said that a junior conference would be held at Bury St Edmunds GC on April 6 to consider ways of attracting new juniors and bringing them into the game.

Treasurer Peter Thubron reported a surplus of £3,232 on the year's turnover of £50,974.

The plan to start a Suffolk Seniors inter-club matchplay competition should get under way for the first time this year.

Sixteen clubs have so far entered and closing deadline is April 14. The seniors will play for the Parks Trophy, put up by the new county president.

In the Greensome competition played before the AGM, former Suffolk captain Nick Owles (Bungay) and his partner Terry Broome (Halesworth) won with 42 points on countback from Alan Bushell and Neil Ellice (Ipswich).

Graham Caughey (Stoke-by-Nayland) was voted on to the executive committee following the resignation of John Cullum (Bury St Edmunds) while Chris Bushell and Mike Rees were re-elected.

THE first of the monthly tournaments at Stonham Barns will be held on Sunday, April 28.

The competition is open to any junior between the ages of five and 12.

PGA professional Tony Dobson holds coaching sessions for the same age group every Saturday morning from 10.30-11.30am. Tuition is followed by nine holes on the course.

Further information is available from Tony on 01473 683233.

The Stonham Barns nine-hole course is open to the public at £4.50 per round with no dress rules and no booking.

FYNN Valley member Richard Pearce shot a hole-in-one on his home course's newly-remodelled 127 yard sixth hole, using a pitching wedge.

Pearce has been playing golf since 1959, but this was his first ever ace. The feat was witnessed by playing partners Roger Hambling and Ralph Tyldesley.

Ray Hanies scored a hole in one with an eight iron on the 15th hole at Waldringfield Heath.

Hanies' playing partners were Ron Dunn and George White.