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Nick Reiss Memorial Trophy and Sam Jaggard Trophy

Each year the Suffolk Junior Committee award the Nick Reiss Memorial Trophy and the Sam Jaggard Trophy to the Under 18 player and Under 16 player respectively who have not only shown excellent golfing ability but have also demonstrated high standards of behaviour, sportsmanship and leadership and set an example to their peers. The trophies were presented at the final winter coaching session for Under 18s and Under 16s at Aldeburgh Golf Club.

For 2016 Sam Byford (Ipswich) was awarded the Nick Reiss Memorial Trophy. He had achieved the unique feat of winning the county Suffolk Amateur Championship as a 16 year old and the Suffolk Junior Championship as a 17 year old. It is unlikely that the two championships will be won in that order again. Byford also regularly represented the men’s second team in the Anglian League. His conduct, application and attitude had been exemplary and the Junior Committee considered him to be a very worthy winner. He was presented with the trophy by Mrs Jane Reiss-Watson who donated the trophy in 2001 in memory of her late husband.

Liam Hansey (Bungay and Waveney Valley) received the Sam Jaggard trophy. He represented the Under 16 team with distinction and was also selected to play for the Under 18 team. The Junior Committee considered that Hansey showed commitment and enthusiasm throughout the coaching sessions and playing season and he impressed the coaches and managers with his dedication to the game and his conduct on and off the course.