The Suffolk and Thorpeness go for trophy
GOLF: The final of the inaugural Parks Trophy will be between The Suffolk and Thorpeness, and will be played at Ipswich Golf Club on Tuesday, September 3 with a 2pm start.
THE final of the inaugural Parks Trophy will be between The Suffolk and Thorpeness, and will be played at Ipswich Golf Club on Tuesday, September 3 with a 2pm start.
In the semi-finals of this competition, introduced this year for seniors in which 16 clubs took part, The Suffolk beat Fynn Valley by 12 holes at Felixstowe and Thorpeness overcame Stoke-by-Nayland by two holes at Woodbridge.
The Parks Trophy has been donated by Maurice Parks, the new Suffolk president, and the first year of the competition has been an unqualified success.
The Suffolk were decisive winners over Fynn Valley as they won all four of their matches, but it was a much tighter affair in the other semi-final in which Thorpeness won three of the four matches, but lost the other one by eight holes.
Results: The Suffolk 12 Fynn Valley 0. The Suffolk names first: E Shah and W Lee beat H Hambling and R Hambling one up; J Wall and M Mace beat A MacFarlane and T Alcock 4 up; P Plumb and R Feakes beat C Reed and K Gamble 4 up; M Atto and J Lankester beat B Crane and T Quinton 3 up.
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Thorpeness 2 Stoke-by-Nayland 0. Thorpeness names first: R Baker and E Duckworth beat D Hunter and S Thomas 2 up; R Ellis and C Scott beat S Wright and S Ling one up; J Curtis and B Windores lost to J Smith and G Caughey 8 down; F Dutton and M Lambert beat D Wylie and D Deasey 3 up.
IT is business as usual at Waldringfield Heath despite the fact that the club has gone into receivership.
Andrew Hosking, the receiver who works for accountants Grant Thornton, said: "We are committed to keeping the golf club running and there is an awful lot of people interested in buying.
"There is no threat to the staff and the club is operating normally. Members should see no difference to the running of the club."
Waldringfield's managing director, Alan Clarke, will also remain at the club, but will have no executive powers.
Hosking said that one of the reasons why the club had gone into receivership was that they had struggled to pay for the clubhouse that was opened in 1999 at a big cost.
He also said that there was a great deal of interest in the club, and was confident that a buyer can be found for about £1.25 million.