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Four-handicap Darren Elliott won the Eastern Counties Cup at Woodbridge on Sunday with a score of net 140 (67 and 73).

Andrew Robinson, Felixstowe Ferry head professional, had the best round of his career in the East qualifier for the PGA Championship.

Stowmarket were facing a home defeat when 12 holes down against Flempton at lunch in the first round of the Hambro Cup on Sunday.

Mike Bacon takes a look back at an incredible weekend of sport, locally and nationally

It was a busy golfing day in Suffolk on Sunday. The county men's squad had their first winter get-together at Aldeburgh while the Suffolk Winter Alliance meeting was played at Bungay and Waveney Valley, writes Tony Garnett.

In his weekly golfing round-up, Tony Garnett looks at the Suffolk boys squad for 2019, the latest Suffolk Winter Alliance meeting and a youngster from Bury who's heading to Jakarta.

The latest round-up of golfing action from Tony Garnett, featuring the Suffolk Ladies inter-club finals, the opening Suffolk Winter Alliance meeting of the season and a big event at Aldeburgh.

Hugo Dobson's ninth place finish in the Bridgestone Challenge at Luton Hoo last week has earned him an invitation to play in another PGA Challenge Tour event, the Hopps Open de Provence at Mallemort in France next week, writes Tony Garnett.

Some of the best female golfers in the world will be in action at Stoke-by-Nayland this week.

It's a quarter of a century since Aldeburgh last carried off the Hambro Cup. Yesterday they ended this barren run with an exciting three-hole victory over Stowmarket at Bury St Edmunds.

It was a perfect ending to Joe Cardy's time as Suffolk county captain. Victory over Leicestershire at Stowmarket denied the formerly unbeaten visitors the Anglian League title which went to Northamptonshire, who rounded off their programme by beating Cambridgeshire, writes Tony Garnett.

David Southgate, a seven-handicap player, won the Coronation Cup at his home course by nine shots from three-handicap Greg Hills at Felixstowe Ferry, writes Tony Garnett.

Andy Ball of Bury St Edmunds is the Suffolk senior champion. He won the Geoffrey Barnard Bowl with a round of two over par 72 at Woodbridge.

James Biggs of Diss has made a clean sweep of all the Suffolk Golf Union silverware for 2018, writes Tony Garnett.

George Fricker of Ufford Park won the Mackenzie Cup as Suffolk junior champion with a level par round of 69 at Bungay, writes Tony Garnett.

Suffolk's hopes of winning the Anglian League ended at Wellingborough on Sunday where Northants won by seven and a half matches to four and a half.

Paul Waring of Felixstowe Ferry won the World Golf Deaf Championship at Carton House in Ireland by 11 shots from Australian Jack McLeod.

Suffolk Under 16 boys returned from sweltering Royal Norwich with the Bob Bagshaw Trophy in the annual meeting with Essex, Norfolk and Bedfordshire, writes Tony Garnett.

James Biggs of Diss is having a marvellous season. He won the Lagonda Trophy at Gog Magog, the Suffolk Amateur Championship and now he has added the President's Mashie, the Suffolk Amateur match play title, at Rookery Park, writes Tony Garnett.

Southwold professional Andrew Robinson and his 17-handicap amateur partner James Smith returned an eight-under-par better-ball score of 64 to win the Lombard PGA Regional qualifier at Thetford, writes Tony Garnett.

Suffolk scored their second Anglian League victory of the season when they beat Norfolk by eight and a half matches to three and a half in the sunshine at Hintlesham.

In his latest round-up of golf news from the region, Tony Garnett covers the Seaton Robson Trophy at Aldeburgh, Suffolk's upcoming clash with Norfolk at Hintlesham and the Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters.

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