Suffolk Golf Union

Get to know County President Martin Youngs (2)

Part 2 of  our Q & A with Martin Youngs - Suffolk County President   


We also fired some quick Q&A Style questions at Martin and asked him for his predictions for the year

This is what he told us....

What Book are you currently reading?

"The Glorious World of Golf by the legendary golf writer - Peter Dobereiner"

What was the last series you watched on Netflix?

Martin is not a Netflix Fan , but he is really enjoying the Ipcress File on the ITV Hub

When did you last take a golf lesson?

"Just the Friday before last 18th March" - in preparation for the season ahead maybe?

Who is your favourite Golfer of all time and who would be in your dream 4 ball with you ?

"The Golden Bear himself, Jack Nicklaus , Ben Hogan and Gene Sarazen" - we sense a real traditionalist here

Who is you Favourite Football team?

"Has to be Arsenal" - as we said before a real traditionalist here - harking back to old glories maybe...

Do you have a favourite Ball Marker? Or a Golf Superstition?

"No major superstitions - but I do have a lovely Ball Marker from the next Solheim Cup match venue in Spain - Finca Cortesin"

What make of ball do you play with?


What Driver do you have currently?

"Ping G400"

Hybrid or driving iron?

"Has to be my trusted Hybrid"

Longest Iron in your bag?

"5 iron these days"

How Many Wedges are in your bag?

"Just the 2 – both of these are ping copper beryllium originals from the 1980’s"


And now for Predictions for 2022

Suffolk Team Championship (18 holes, teams of 3 from each club at Rookery Park)    - Aldeburgh GC, with Bury St Edmunds GC chasing them close....

Suffolk Amateur Championship (54 holes at Halesworth) -    Tyler Weaver 

Suffolk Open Championship (36 holes at Newton Green, includes Pro’s) -  Lawrence Dodd

Race to Aldeburgh (the grand final which rewards consistency across the year) - Too close to call this one , maybe Will Wright ?


Thanks so much Martin for your time and hope you have an enjoyable and successful term in office



Look out for MORE News and insights soon, next up is our First Team Captain Joe Cardy....

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