Geoff is county president

Geoff Higgins of King's Lynn took over as president at the annual meeting of the Norfolk County Golf Union. Higgins was secretary of King's Lynn Golf Club for 14 years, after a career in banking during which he was also the Danish consul in Sierra Leone, the Spanish vice-consul in Ghana and the British consul in the Cameroons.

Geoff Higgins of King's Lynn took over as president at the annual meeting of the Norfolk County Golf Union.

Higgins was secretary of King's Lynn Golf Club for 14 years, after a career in banking during which he was also the Danish consul in Sierra Leone, the Spanish vice-consul in Ghana and the British consul in the Cameroons. He was captain of King's Lynn in 2001.

The new county vice-president is Bill Neill of Swaffham. County secretary David Horsburgh of Thetford was appointed as Norfolk's EGU voting member.

The meeting approved an increase in subscriptions by �1.50 to �8.50, with 50p ring-fenced for the County Golf Partnership.


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It was also agreed that from 2011 the field for the Norfolk matchplay championship will include the holder, the county amateur champion, the top amateur in the Norfolk Open, the Norfolk boys' champion and the top 12 players on the order of merit not otherwise exempt.

The county is also to revert to the former system of setting home and away draws for the major knockout competitions at the start of each season. This applies to the Myhill Trophy, Cullington Cup, Barnard Trophy and K K Smith Trophy and will be of particular help to club secretaries and managers.

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