GOLF IN SUFFOLK: Suffolk Golf Captains Spring Meeting & AGM at Brett Vale Golf Club

The Association of Suffolk Golf Captains held their 2018 Spring Meeting and AGM at Brett Vale Golf Club on Wednesday May 2nd. Sadly it was another wet day sandwiched between a warm and sunny day before and a warm and sunny day after. The association members going out first had the worst of the weather which improved later in the day. Those having a later start times benefited as reflected in the winning scores. The pretty course at Brett Vale was in excellent condition and a pleasure to play. The Nigel Parker Trophy, an individual stableford competition, was won with a superb 39 points from past Felixstowe Ferry Captain Brian Kemp playing off a 12 handicap. Brian was a clear winner by 3 points from Michael Coventry from Halesworth Golf Club with 36 points.  Third place went to home past Captain Brett Vales Garry Clark with 35 points.

Brian Kemp receives the Nigel Parker Trophy from President Brig Archer

The Past Presidents cup went to Les Turner from Haverhill Golf Club on count back from Felixstowe Ferry’s Chris Pearson.

The 2018 AGM followed the presentations and Chris Briggs from Haverhill Golf Club was duly elected as President for 2018/19


 Nigel Parker Trophy

  1. Brian Kemp (Felixstowe Ferry GC) (12) 39 pts
  2. Michael Coventry (Halesworth GC) (19) 36 pts
  3. Garry Clark (Brett Vale GC) (12) 35 pts
  4. Paddy Lockwood (Newton Green GC) (16) 34 pts
  5. Colin Aldous (Ufford Park GC) (13) 34 pts (ocb)

Past Presidents Cup

  1. Les Turner – Haverhill GC 25pts ocb
  2. Chris Pearson – Felixstowe Ferry GC 25 pts

The Association of Suffolk Golf Captains comprises of both past and current Captains from most of the Suffolk Clubs. There are also nine associate members who are past Captains from clubs in other counties who now reside in Suffolk. 

During the playing year there are seven matches and two main meetings. The matches are against the Cambridge Captains, Essex Captains, East Anglian Farmers, Hertfordshire Captains, Norfolk Captains, Suffolk Lady Captains and the East Anglian branch of the Secretary’s Association.

If you are a Captain or past Captain and would like to join the Association please contact Secretary Paddy Lockwood by email

Go to the website at or download the APP via Google Play or the App Store at this link

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *