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Article Published: Monday 23rd October 2017 21:22:13 pm
The men played for the University Shield on Sunday, an 18-hole medal with a maximum handicap of 24. The conditions were dire with gale force winds making the going tough. Ed Glease showed his mettle, winning it with a score of 70 nett, thereby reducing his handicap by 1 shot to 3. Mark Lee was in second place with a close 71 nett. Three men finished with 72, with Stuart Grimwade awarded second place on count back, ahead of Andrew Hipkin and Kevin Smith.

The ladies played a stableford on a bright autumn day last week. Yvonne Davies won it with 39 points, reducing her handicap by 2 shots. Lyn Lawrence came in second with 37 points. And Val Nicholls finished in third place with 31 points.

The Men’s Dinner took place on a Friday night with a 4BBB the following morning. After a fine dinner, the morning tee off times seemed rather early. But Gus Rusbridge and Adrian Joshua prevailed with 42 stableford points. Three pairs finished with 41, with Peter Outtridge and Neil Hawkes awarded second place on count back, ahead of Andrew Bailey and Tony Nicholls, and Malcolm King and Nigel Oakley.

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LOTS OF GOLF ACTION AT FRINTON GC

Article Published: Saturday 14th October 2017 20:38:18 pm

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In the photos:
(left) lady captain Marilyn Clarke on the left, Rosemary in the middle and Jan McLellan on the right
(right) Judy Taylor winner Cooper Cup

The Vandenberg Cup competition had a full field with both gents and ladies competing in the singles stableford event. Liam Wilson took the silverware with an amazing 43 points. His handicap was immediately reduced to 7. Three men finished with 39 points, with Adam Miles awarded second on count back, with Frank Dufficy in third place. Claire Vaughan had the best score of the ladies, finishing in sixth place.

The annual match between Clacton and Frinton, the Bentley Cup was held last week. As usual it was played in great spirit with friends old and new enjoying the day. The match was halved, so Clacton retains the Cup as they won it last year.

The ladies played for the Simonds Bowl on Tuesday, a medal with a maximum handicap of 28. Loraine Motion won it in fine form on count back with a nett score of 73, ahead of Mary Strutt and Yvonne Davies, finishing second and third respectively.

Judy Taylor won the Cooper Cup, the ladies’ singles knock-out competition. She played the final against Linda Hayles.

Rosemary Rouse won the Kirby Cup, an 18-hole medal on the Kirby Course. The Cup was first presented to the Club by Jan McLellan in her captaincy year of 2007.

Not surprisingly Jack Brooker won the Lorna Farebrother 4 Club Salver with 36 points Bob Newton, who must have the best record of all the membership in this competition, came in second with 34 points. Alan Keyte was third with 33 points.

The ladies played a greensomes competition 2 weeks ago. Jane Quick and Ginny Richardson were the winning team with 34 points. Sheran Harding and Audrey Joshua were a close second with 33 points. And just behind with Mary Johnson and Joan Horner with 32.

Lady captain Marilyn Clarke won the Grannies Cup with 38 points.

The ladies Past Captains Trophy competition was played over 10 holes this year and was won by Angela Vaughan with 22 points, just ahead of Marilyn Clarke and Ginny Richardson with 21 points.

And finally the Seniors played their final home match against Braintree and after some very decisive results ran out comfortable winners by six and a half to one and a half games. This season has been one of the most successful with 24 matches played, 14 wins, 5 matches halved and only 5 losses.



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Preferred Lies - 1st October 17 to 30th April 18

Article Published: Monday 2nd October 2017 12:09:44 pm
Preferred Lies (Winter Rules) now apply.
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GOOD DAY FOR THE HAYLES AT FGC

Article Published: Sunday 1st October 2017 22:53:32 pm

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Trevor Hayles scored a more than decent 42 points in the monthly Friday stabelford open to all Havers Course members. His handicap was promptly reduced by 2 shots. Not to be outdone, his wife Linda finished in second place with 34 points. Three men garnered 34 points, with Phillip Townsend awarded third place on countback.

The ladies played an Arizna Shuffle on Tuesday. That’s where one score counts on par 3’s, two scores on par 4’s, and all three scores on par 5’s. It was a really fun competition, and Caroline Gard, Loraine Motion, and Ginny Richardson won it with an aggregate score of 79. Second place went to Lady captain Marilyn Clarke, Angela Vaughan and Maria Naden with 77.

The ladies’ Appleby Meyer Foursomes summer knockout came to a close, with Ginny Richardson and Barbara Thorpe collecting the trophy.

And in their final ‘away’ match of the season, Frinton Seniors played at Fynn Valley Golf Club. Although the tight course and abundance of trees might appear to favour the home side, Frinton emerged with a very respectable draw at four games each.

The team from Gosfield arrived in good spirits, hoping for success at Frinton. However, a resolute team performance from Frinton Seniors enabled them to achieve a five games to three victory.

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100 CLUB DRAW SEPTEMBER 2017

Article Published: Sunday 1st October 2017 22:48:01 pm
Things were a bit hectic at the Club on Friday evening with a quiz getting under way, our new quiz master Geoff organising the tables and our usual Friday evening draw, which incidentally was not won again this week, plus our very own fabulous 100 club draw.

With the help of Audrey and past lady Captain Angela we managed to draw 5 lucky numbers.

1st No 104 Graham Dodds. £150.00
2nd No 91 Vince Summers £100.00
3rd No 67 Dennis Walby £ 60.00
4th No 259 Viv Stansfield £ 60.00
5th No 134 B. Willis £ 60.00

Total prize money £430.00

Please remember to collect your winnings from the Office.
With Christmas coming watch out for some bigger prizes and maybe an extra draw.
Many thanks for your support.
Good luck.

David Joshua.
Captain.

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Seniors Captain’s Day

Article Published: Friday 29th September 2017 16:04:33 pm

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Alan Dunt hosted his Seniors Captain’s Day on Monday. It was another Indian Summer type day with hazy sunshine and almost no wind. Peter Dabbs won it with a really good score of 44 stableford points.
Chris Strelley was close behind with 42 points.
And Ray Birkwood was awarded third place on countback with 41 points, just ahead of Roger Attrill.

The photo shows Dabbs on the left with Dunt.

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INDIAN SUMMER DAY FOR LADIES AUTUMN MEETING

Article Published: Monday 25th September 2017 16:01:01 pm

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Lady Captain Marilyn hosted her Autumn Meeting last week in bright sunshine with good, although still dry course conditions. The morning format was singles stableford and there were 2 categories for first place. Caroline Grey was the winner for the 12-29 handicap with 36 points. And Audrey Joshua was first in the 30 – 36 handicap category with 39 points. Sheran Harding was second with 37 points. Angela Vaughan finished third on count back with 35 points. Louise Wood received a special ‘New Ladies’ prize. She scored 32 points.

In the photos: is Audrey Joshua, the second Caroline Gray, both with lady Captain Marilyn Clarke

Over on the Kirby Course, Jackie Fletcher won it with an amazing 40 points. Sandra Balderstone took second with 36 points.

The afternoon format back on the Havers Course was 4-woman Texas Scramble. Only 4 teams went out, with Audrey Joshua, Val Nicholls, Linda Boland and Jan McLellan way out ahead with a nett score of 29.8 over 10 holes.

On Wednesday the men vied for the over 70’s and over 80’s trophies. John Sowton won the over 70’s with a fine stableford score of 42 points. Brian Little won the over 80’s trophy with a respectable 36 points. His recently reduced handicap didn’t stand in his way.

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BURSARY DAY A BIG SUCCESS AT FRINTON GC

Article Published: Monday 18th September 2017 15:54:16 pm

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It was a full field on Saturday to raise money to support the club Bursary. The format was a 5-man Texas Scramble, and the promised rain managed to hold off until the last team was in. The scoring was tight amongst the top 3 teams. The winners with a nett score of 55.3 were Ed Glease, Dan Nicholls, Joe Jackson, Paul Mutton and Sam Jackson. The best mixed team consisted of Frank Thorpe, Claire Vaughan, Stephen Vaughan, Andy Hockey and Simon Jayne. They scored 55.5. And the best ladies team were Captain Marilyn Clarke, Angela Vaughan, Diane Gerrard, Audrey Joshua and Sheran Harding with 63.3. It was a good day for the Vaughan family. And also for Harry Sanderson – he scored a hole-in-one at the third.

In the photo: is Harry Sanderson who scored a hole-in-one Saturday. The other is the winners of the Texas Scramble. From left Dan Nicholls, Joe Jackson, Paul Mutton, Sam Jackson, Ed Glease and sponsor representative and member Justin Osborne

The Arthur Havers Bursary sponsors a comprehensive coaching programme for juniors, assists club teams with support and travel, and provides financial help to members who have fallen on difficult times. The day was sponsored by Stabilised Pavements who gave a generous donation and supplied the prizes.

The ladies played their 6th Main Day stableford on Tuesday. The north wind was stiff, making play that much more difficult. And the greens were bobbly due to the hollow tining carried out recently for course maintenance. The low scores reflected these conditions. The winner of the day was Jeannie Nokes with a score of 31 points. Three ladies had 29, with Jan McLellan awarded second on count back, ahead of Judith Little at third, and Tracey Taylor.

Frinton Seniors returned from their ‘Away’ fixture at Stoke-by-Nayland with a highly respectable draw at four games each. Next up was a home tie against Hintlesham Golf Club. The day was notable for very strong winds and frequent gusts. Eventually the Frinton team managed to master the difficult playing conditions and recorded a five games to three victory.

Sandwiched between these two matches, the Summer League event drew to a close. Nobody managed to catch the early leader and Tony Mann duly went on to a comfortable victory. In second place was Simon Parkes and Phil Townsend finished in third spot.

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Arnold Quick Salvers

Article Published: Tuesday 12th September 2017 15:48:32 pm

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It was a full field for the Arnold Quick Salvers on Sunday, a mixed foursomes competition, which was Mr. Quick’s favourite format. Near gale force winds make the going tough, but nevertheless, Liam Wilson and Jemma Jackson managed to rack up an amazing 44 points to win it. Lady Captain Marilyn Clarke and son Luc Gagne were in second place with 37 points. And Harry Sanderson and Claire Vaughan took third on count back with 35 points, just ahead of Angela and Andrew Vaughan.

Photo shows Jemma Jackson, one winner of the Arnold Quick Salvers, along with Anthea Coffey, Arnold’s daughter, and his great granddaughters Amalia and Zara Coffey.

The shot of the day had to be when Alexander Coffey, Arnold Quick’s grandson, hit his fourth shot on the seventh from 50 yards out in the right rough, straight into the hole for a par.

In the Saturday Stableford, Bill Burns emerged victorious with 41 points. Just behind in second place was David Partridge with 40 points. And jack Brooker took third on count back with 39 points, pipping Philip Thornton.

The ladies played a non-qualifying stableford on their day due to course maintenance. Linda Hayles was the winner with 33 points. Several ladies finished with 31 points, with second place awarded on count back to Joan Stevenson.

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News 4th September 2017

Article Published: Monday 4th September 2017 18:33:29 pm
The field was full for the RNLI Stableford last weekend. Fifty four gents and ladies competed on a bright sunny day to benefit the Lifeboats charity. Toby Oliver won it with a very respectable 41 points. His handicap was swiftly reduced. Roly Brockman came in second place on countback with 40 points, with Julia Walshaw awarded third, also with 40 points. Her handicap suffered the same fate as Oliver’s.

In the Daily Mail Foursomes for men, John Sowton brought in a new in-form partner Mark Smith, winning it, as well as the Frank Thompson Trophy, with a 67. Sowton and Smith will now go forward to represent Frinton GC in the 2018 Daily Mail Foursomes knock-out competition. Peter Outtridge and Stuart Grimwade finished second on 69, with the experienced pairing of Iain Quick and Ian Chamberlain taking third place on 70.

Linda Hayles won the Ladies Veterans Trophy with a very impressive 40 points, pipping Diane Gerrard on countback. Joan Stevensn took the Ladies Vintage Trophy with a score of 34 points. And Mary Strutt won the Ladies Ancients Trophy with a 10-hole total of 23 points.

In the Ladies 13th EWGA Medal, Yvonne Davies won it with a 2-under par score of 71. Linda Hayles came second with on 72 nett, with Sheran Harding and Jane Quick finishing third and fourth respectively with 73 nett.

And finally, David Killick won the post Golf Week stableford with 40 points. Bill Burns came second on 38 points, beating Rob Long and Steve Phillips on countback.

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