Spring Financial institution Vacation Monday noticed the augural ‘Suffolk Punch Trophy’ golf match held at Ufford Park to assist increase funds for the Suffolk Punch horse.
The occasion, based by proprietor and eager golfer, Colin Aldous, and attracted elite golfers from throughout Suffolk to play two rounds on the award-winning 18-hole, par 71 course, nestled within the Suffolk countryside.
Ufford Park has beforehand hosted numerous prestigious golf tournaments together with, The Rett Basic, Finest Western Nationwide Seniors and Sky Televised Euro Professional Tour.
Colin stated, ‘Again in 2019, we felt the time was proper to introduce a brand new annual golf competitors, and after important analysis and consideration, we selected a Regional Annual Order of Advantage occasion, which may assist an acceptable charity.
We managed to safe sponsorship from six native firms; AllGlass (Anglia) Ltd, Foskett Farms, GAH, Humphreys Removals, Hopkins Houses, and the Tru7 Group, all of which have robust connections with the village of Ufford. Nevertheless, COVID-19 compelled a twelve-month delay, however we’re very grateful that the beneficiant sponsors have been retained.
My spouse and myself have been raised in rural Suffolk and each of our fathers have been full-time Suffolk Horseman, working the land earlier than tractors began to dominant across the 1950’s.
Ufford Park had the chance to assist the “Suffolk Horse” by sponsoring a foal at The Suffolk Punch Belief, which like each different residing Suffolk Horse may hint its pedigree again to Crisps Horse born in Ufford in 1768. Sadly, our foal died prematurely, nevertheless, this new occasion creates one other alternative to assist this endangered uncommon breed and Suffolk icon.’
The occasion was held on Monday 31st Might 20201 and was open to golfers with a most Handicap index restrict 9.0.
A presentation befell within the night and trophies and prize cash have been awarded to the each the scratch and nett winners, plus vouchers for the general prime 5 locations and greatest AM/PM rounds.
Finest Gross rating and winner of the Gold Suffolk Punch Trophy was Teddy Corridor from Bury St Edmunds Golf Membership. He shot gross scores of 77 and 75 for a complete profitable rating of 152 over 36 holes.
Finest Nett rating and winner of the Silver Suffolk Punch Trophy was Fraser Johnson from Ufford Park Golf Membership. He shot nett scores of 71 and 74 for a complete profitable rating of 145 over 36 holes.
A donation from every entry charge has been collected to assist each The Suffolk Punch Belief and The Suffolk Horse Society.
“We’re at all times in search of new methods to advertise this critically endangered breed of horse, so we have been delighted when requested to attend The Suffolk Punch Trophy Golf Event with a Suffolk horse. The continued assist Ufford Park has proven us, and naturally the Suffolk horse usually, is really overwhelming and we couldn’t proceed our work with out your assist. Thanks.” stated Tracey Pettit, The Suffolk Punch Belief.
John Fleming from The Suffolk Horse Society stated: “We’re so very grateful to Ufford Park and Colin Aldous for arranging this golf occasion in assist of the Suffolk Punch horse. The Suffolk Punch has come ‘house’ at this time as again in 1768 Ufford was found because the start place for this breed of horse.” The Suffolk Horse Society is the official charity for the preservation and promotion of the Suffolk Punch Horse.