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Article Published: Tuesday 21st May 2019 18:04:52 pm

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Frinton GC men played for the Davis Cup and medal on Saturday, a beautiful late spring day with plenty of sunshine and almost no wind for a change. The good scores reflected the better conditions. The Cup/trophy is for players with handicaps between16 – 28 and the winner was Jack Bruce with 42 points. Mike Leonardi was awarded second place on count back with 40 points, just ahead of Simon Martin-Redman. Gavin Cowell won the medal, for men with handicaps less than 15.4. He had 40 points. John Warner was second on count back with 39 points, just ahead of Harry Sanderson.

The ladies played in 2 separate competitions on Tuesday. Their 6th EWGA medal and the Capel Court Rose Bowl was won by Angela Low on count back with a nett score of 73, just ahead of Jemma Jackson. Marilyn Clarke was third on count back with 75. Caroline Gard was fourth.

The higher handicap ladies played in a stableford. Jackie Fletcher won it with 35 points. Two ladies finished with 24 points, with Susie Gregory awarded second place, and Jane Quick in third.

In the photo: mixed team winners from left, Angela Vaughan, Donna Oliver, Clare, Toby Oliver, Stephen and Michael Gates.
It was a massive field on Friday for the Michael Gates & Headway Essex Golf Day in aid of the charity. It was teams of 5 for a Texas Scramble with both morning and afternoon starts. The windy conditions didn’t help much. But the team of Ian Robinson, Craig Robinson, Mitchell Fletcher, Tom Wint and Phil Ashenden soldiered through to win it with a nett score of 55.1. Second place went to a team with questionable taste in shirts consisting of Peter Irwin, Harry Sanderson, Liam Wilson, Tig Tanner and Jamie Redden. They had 56.1. Third place went to Simon O’Brien, Andy Hockey, Luc Gagne, Harry Stubbs and Paul Mutton with 57.4. There was a prize for the best mixed team, and that went to the Vaughan contingent of Angela, Clare, and Stephen who played with Donna and Toby Oliver. They had a score of 60.5 nett.

Other ladies’ news: in the second round of the Munro Foursomes, Marie Ellis and Angela Low won on the 11th v. The Rayleigh at Benton Hall

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Article Published: Friday 17th May 2019 15:58:25 pm

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Rob and Peter held their nerve to see off Frank Dufficy and Tony Nicholas by 42 points to 41 to take the Poker Circle Spring Trophy in a 4BBB competition. Only one 2 was recorded by Andrew Bailey, and nearest the pin on the 13th went to Peter Irwin. A great day was had by this small, select band with plenty of good banter, and everyone on fine form. Following a delicious lunch, a cheese board was provided by Peter Outtridge and cigars by Andrew Bailey. The players gave a toast to steadfast poker player Brian Cordery who sadly passed away recently. President Malcolm Withycombe presented the trophy to the winners.

In the photo: Malcolm Withycombe, Rob Long, Poker Circle Captain Frank Thorpe, Peter Irwin and Club Captain Ian Chamberlain

Congratulations to Angela Low and Chelsey Duffy who go on to the next round on the Hunters Foursomes, a competition for seniors and under 14’s. They won their first round 3&2 at the Warren.

The ladies played their 3rd main day stableford last week. Jemma Jackson won it on count back with 36 points, just ahead of Deborah Tanner. Two ladies finished with 34 points, with Audrey Joshua awarded third place. Sarah Taylor was fourth.

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Article Published: Friday 17th May 2019 15:52:30 pm

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First Golfing News for May 2019

Article Published: Wednesday 8th May 2019 13:18:23 pm
Frinton men played for the Veteran’s Cup on the Bank Holiday Saturday that felt more like February with wind, sharp showers and burst of hail. However David Hansom battled through like a true veteran, winning the trophy with 36 stableford points. Two men finished just behind him on 35 points, with David Baker awarded second place, and Junior Captain Oliver Trotman third.

On Ladies Day, the wind was still blowing from the north, and Sarah Taylor was still winning. It was her 5th victory in a row, and she won the 4th EWGA medal with a nett score of 66. Since it was a qualifier her handicap was promptly reduced by 3 shots. Marilyn Clarke was in second place with 73. And Deborah Tanner came in third with 74.

The ladies also played a friendly match against Harwich and Dovercourt this week at home, and won it 3-1.

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Article Published: Friday 3rd May 2019 13:27:27 pm
There is always a lively buzz in the air when the Wags and Seniors are in the Terrace Bar and this was no exception.

The result of this months 100 Club draw is as follows.

1st No 65 Bobby Osbourne £150.00
2nd No 12 Denis Walby £100.00
3rd No 121 Nicola Cullen £ 80.00
4th No 7 Trisha Freear £ 60.00

The total prize money is not as good as we would have liked but there is only one pot to take the money from the size of which is dictated by the number of paid up members of the100 Club.

Mike Clarke is doing a great job monitoring paid and non paid numbers and he is always delighted
when a new member comes along. If you wish to join the 100 Club or increase your stake please call into his office – he would be very pleased to see you.

As always I thank you for your support and wish you success in all future draws.

Regards to you all.


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Adders around the course!!

Article Published: Friday 3rd May 2019 13:23:01 pm

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Please could all members be aware there have been sightings of Adders around the course.

If spotted, avoid disturbing them and report it to the Pro shop.

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Friday Draw Winner 26th April

Article Published: Friday 3rd May 2019 13:16:05 pm

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Winner of the Golden Ball
and Cash Prize winner was Joan Ellis.

As always - a Club member present in the bar between 6.30 and 7.30pm on the night WILL definitely get the chance to win.

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End of April News

Article Published: Monday 29th April 2019 11:15:40 am
Contrary to the weather forecasts, the cold wind was still blowing strongly from the north as Frinton men vied for Alan’s Putter, a popular Easter Bank Holiday greensomes trophy. The combo of Nigel Jackson and David Partridge won it with a respectable score of 43 points. Jamie Redden and Mike Leonardi were in second place with 41 points. And Terence Mullins and Kevin Smith placed third on count back with 40 points.

It was yet another good week for Sarah Taylor, who won the ladies event with her partners Ginny Richardson and Jemma Jackson. The format was Threesome Waltz, a 3-ball where various combinations of scores count. The winners came in with 76 points. Louise Wood, Karen Wright and Lynne Smith were in second place with 74 points. And Caroline Gard, Marilyn Clarke and Jackie Bryden finished in third with 67.

Frinton GC celebrated St. George’s Day in its own special way on Saturday. The Patrons challenged the Exiles to a golf match with the Patrons’ captain throwing down a leather gauntlet at the feet of the Exiles captain. The weather was not the best with gale force winds but the Patrons battled bravely to lose to the marauding Exiles, no mercy was shown! Golf was followed by a fine lunch, winning and losing speeches, toasts to the Queen and St. George, and a fine Shakespearean rendition from the actor John D Collins. Neil Hawkes was a fine organiser of the event, as he had done for 19 years following in his father’s footsteps.

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Article Published: Wednesday 17th April 2019 13:49:25 pm

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On 13th April, Frinton entertained Chelmsford, Colchester and The Warren in the annual Quadrangle match. This was the 31st holding of the match for the salver. It consists of 8 pairs stableford foursomes with all pairs points to count, so everyone has to try for all 18 holes so as to not let down their club co-players. It was played on another typical Frinton day, a two club wind from the North East and a temperature of about 8 degrees, feeling like minus 8.

In the photo: Ginny Richardson and Sarah Taylor and the Frinton Quadrangle team at the dinner following the match

Frinton players, as you can imagine, were best suited to the conditions, and Frinton were comfortable winners with their 8 pairs accumulating 228 points, Chelmsford finished second 15 points behind on 213, The Warren third on 210, and Colchester last on 206.

The backbone of our win was the fact that our lowest pair scored 25 points, whilst the other teams all had a pair with points in the teens.

The best pair of the day were Wayne De’ath and Deborah Tanner from Frinton on 33 points. So congratulations to Frinton, the first time we have won in 8 years!!! When as you guessed it was played at Frinton as well.

A special thanks goes to Marilyn Clarke for choosing the pairs, which comprised of Ian Chamberlain and Lynda Boland, Simon Martin-Redman and Judy Taylor, Simon Partridge and Jemma Jackson, Luc Gagne and Tracey Taylor, Wayne De’ath and Deborah Tanner, Steve and Yvonne Davies, David Baker and Angela Low and finally James Hide and Ginny Richardson.

Thanks to Peter and Alison Taggart for running the scorers desk.

Lynda Boland presented the prizes to the winning team.

Now for the Boudica Trophy at Harwich and Dovercourt on June 1st…

A couple of weeks ago, Frinton ladies played for the prestigious Van Zwannenburg Bowl, a medal competition for winners and runners-up of monthly medals over the past year. Ginny Richardson took home the trophy with a nett score of 80. Sarah Taylor won the medal event with a 78, but she wasn’t eligible to win the silverware. Jan Harrison finished second on count back in the medal with a score of 80, just ahead of Deborah Tanner.

More recently the ladies vied for the McMIllan Spoon in an 18-hole stableford competition. Sarah Taylor had another good day, winning it with 30 points. Angela Vaughan was in second place with 28 points. And third place went to Jemma Jackson with 27 points.

A couple of Sundays ago, the Frinton Leslie Wood team travelled to The Essex for the first round. The weather deteriorated rapidly. By mid-morning the rain was lashing down. Despite this, Frinton dominated the foursomes with Rob Long and Murray Northover, Alan Morrison and Nick Brown, David Partridge and Karl Pritchard, and Bill Burns and Ian Chamberlain all having good wins. So by mid day Frinton was ahead 3 ½ - 1 ½, an amazing performance away in the rain.

As predicted the opposition put their strongest players out first in the singles, and Ian Chamberlain was the only winner in the afternoon. Final score 9 ½ - 5 ½ to The Essex. But a great effort all the same.

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Friday Draw Winner

Article Published: Sunday 14th April 2019 12:46:06 pm

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Winner of the Golden Ball
and Cash Prize winner was Lynne Smith

Next week Prize fund will start from £25 again.

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