GolfSixes thriving in Suffolk for next generation
The appeal of GolfSixes League matches was evident in the Suffolk finals at the weekend where despite plenty of rain more than 40 family supporters came along to cheer their boys and girls as they played this great new six-hole format that is proving so popular with club junior sections, PGA Pros, parents and of course the kids themselves! (Mirroring the European Tour model).
The Suffolk finals were held at Kingfishers Cretingham GC where the winners and runners-up of each of the two summer GolfSixes Leagues in Suffolk were represented by Ipswich GC, Felixstowe Ferry GC, The Suffolk GC and Bury St Edmunds GC.
Importantly, each of the clubs was playing to win the Roger Wright Trophy, named after the gentleman from Waldringfield Golf Club who left a generous donation available to junior golf in Suffolk. This generous legacy is one reason why we have been able to expand from the one GolfSixes League last year to two this year, and three in 2019!
The final results saw all four teams only separated by three points, but The Suffolk GC clinched the win with 121 points. Thank you to Kingfishers Cretingham for hosting:
The Suffolk - 121
Felixstowe Ferry - 120
Ipswich GC - 120
Bury St Edmunds - 118
Katie Moggan, Golf Foundation RDO, said: “Once again, a great thanks to the memory of Roger Wright who has done so much for the future of Suffolk Golf. Thank you to all the parents (many who volunteered their assistance) who have helped to create a wonderful league and present golf in a fresh new way to a new audience of young people and families.
“Special thanks also to all the PGA coaches and club co-ordinators for their commitment to the squads and all their coaching sessions. This great team effort will all help to get more boys and girls excited about golf.”