Gallery: Golf day raises �1.5k for young athletes

FORMER Ipswich Town greats and many of the region’s top businesses gathered for a golf day in support of Team Ipswich’s Sports Foundation, in partnership with the East Anglian Daily Times and Evening Star, on Wednesday.

The 27-hole format, held at Ufford Park, just outside Woodbridge, saw more than �1,500 raised - money that is set to go to young up-and-coming athletes in the Ipswich area to assist with their training and competition.

Thankfully the showers mostly stayed away and a 27-hole competition (a nine-hole Texas Scramble, followed by an 18-hole team match), was keenly contested, with Prettys and John Grose winning the Texas Scramble, while Archant A pipped the Ipswich Town Legends team of Mick Mills, Mick Lambert, Bryan Hamilton and Simon Milton to victory in the 18-hole team competition.

An All Stars team was led by former Olympic swimmer Karen Pickering – an ambassador for sport in Ipswich – who later in the evening presented cheques to Ipswich youngsters, from the Team Ipswich Sports Foundation, totalling �1,650, to help with their training and competition.

Archant MD Stuart McCreery presented the golf prizes at the end of a successful day, with Team Ipswich continuing to raise the profile of young sporting talent in the town and receiving the business support from the region, they richly deserve.

- Click the link on the right of this page for a gallery from the day and look out for more coverage in tomorrow’s papers.

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