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busy week of ladies golf

Article Published: Sunday 14th October 2018 15:29:33 pm

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The ladies had a busy week. Tuesday saw 2 major competitions.
On the Havers Course, members vied for the Simonds Bowl, an 18-hole medal with a 28 handicap limit. Marie Ellis took home the silverware with a score of 76 nett. Two ladies finished on 77 nett, with Angela Low awarded second place, just ahead of Ginny Richardson.

Over on the Kirby Course, the ladies played for the Kirby Cup, an 18-hole stableford event. Jackie Bryden was the winner with an amazing score of 41 points. The trophy was presented to her by Jan McLellan who donated the trophy in the year of her captaincy, 2007. Susie Gregory was in second place with 31 points. And Kitty Jarvis finished in third with 29 points.

And in another ladies event last week, Judith Little continued her winning ways, coming in first in the Past Captain’s Competition with 21 points over 10 holes. Judy Taylor was just behind her in second with 20 points. And Captain Marilyn Clarke was in third on count back with 19 points.

The Seniors played for the Senior Shield, a stableford event.
Three men finished with 37 points, with David Wilson declared the winner on count back.
Roy Brewerton was awarded second place. And Barry Webb was third.

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Article Published: Sunday 14th October 2018 15:21:27 pm
Frinton GC members and guests played for the Vince Summers Cup on Saturday afternoon.

It was an unseasonably warm day, with plenty of sunshine.
Niall Smith won the trophy with 40 stableford points.
The team event was won by Stuart Summers, Cameron Bennett, Simon Handing and Ben Coreless with 87 points.

A very fine dinner followed the event, when many WAG’s joined the proceedings.

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NEW YEAR‘S EVE tickets on sale 2nd Nov

Article Published: Tuesday 9th October 2018 15:21:34 pm

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Save the date for Carol Service and Santa

Article Published: Tuesday 9th October 2018 15:19:45 pm

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Save the date for Carol Service and Santa

23rd December

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Golf Results News

Article Published: Tuesday 9th October 2018 10:21:53 am
Frinton GC men and ladies vied for the Lorna Farebrother 4 Club Salver, always a fun competition. David Baker came out on top with 38 points. Two men finished with 36 points, with Simon Parkes awarded second place on count back, just ahead of Kevin Maleary.

On Sunday the men played for the Vandenburgh Cup, a singles 18-hole stableford with a handicap limit of 24. John Warner won the silverware with 33 points. Ian Binns had 32 to finish in second place.

The ladies played greensomes on Tuesday. The early rain didn’t dampen their spirits however, and Linda Hayes and Audrey Joshua pulled through, winning it with 37 points. Three teams finished with 36, with Deborah Tanner and Barbara Thorpe awarded second on count back, just ahead of Marilyn Clarke and Loraine Motion. Fourth went to Jan Wright and Helen Barr.

The Seniors have now finished their inter-club season. Their home record was commendable with only one loss. Matches against Gosford GC and Hintlesham resulted in convincing wins. The last home match against Braintree finished all square at 4 – 4.

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NEWSLETTER 4th October 2018

Article Published: Thursday 4th October 2018 15:54:58 pm
The Seniors have now come to the end of their season of ‘home’ and ‘away’ matches versus various local clubs. The results of the last five matches were a fair reflection on the whole season with only one loss at home, but sadly only one win away. The results were Gosfield Golf Club and Hintlesham Golf Club, both played at Frinton with convincing wins for the Frinton teams. Fynn Valley and Woodbridge were both away fixtures and resulted in convincing defeats! The final home game was played against Braintree Golf Club; the match was halved at 4 games each.
In the recent Seniors’ Captain’s Day, the Captain, in collusion with the greens staff, had placed a number of pin positions halfway down a slope. Needless to say, several scores were somewhat worsened by this action! Steve Phillips seemed unaffected and recorded the winning score.

Wow! As predicted, the Dolly Parton Show on 20th October with Kelly O’Brien is a sell-out with 110 covers sold! Should be an unforgettable night. Pre-order forms are available to make your menu selections from the bar.
Moving into November, we have the Captains Live Band Charity Night on 17th November with Keystone – highly recommended 5-piece band who play a mix of classic through to modern, rock covers, 60’s beat and dance hits. Tickets are £10 which includes a strip of raffle tickets. Doors open from 7.30 pm with the band going on from 8.45 pm. Please support our Captains’ Charities, the RNLI and Little Haven Children’s Hospice.
On 24th November our very popular Victorian Christmas Fayre is on for the fourth year with over 30 stalls, selling a variety of handmade goods, cards, gifts, jewellery and more. Free entry 10 am until 4 pm. Come and browse the stalls, soaking up the festive atmosphere and why not stay for a tasty lunch or a coffee and mince pie.
Our Christmas Carol family Sing-a-long and visit from Santa is on Sunday, 23rd December at 5.30 pm. Further information to follow. WE ARE LOOKING FOR A VOLUNTEER TO BE OUR CLUB SANTA; PLEASE LET HANNAH KNOW IF YOU ARE ABLE TO HELP OUT.

Friday Night
5th October Friday Night Bistro
12th October Michael Bublé Tribute Act (Frinton Rotarians tickets available)
19th October Oktoberfest Evening
24th October Fish and Chip Friday
2nd November Past Captains Dinner
9th November Film Night. We will be showing: The Guernsey Literary Potato Peel Pie Society
(Tickets available for meal and film or film only).

Sunday Lunch
7th October Sunday Carvery
14th October Sunday Carvery
21st October Frinton Literary Festival Tea
28th October Sunday Carvery
4th November Sunday Carvery
11th November Sunday Carvery – Last table 1.30 pm due to Junior Presentation.

Please see website for details of the above events and menus :
Book a table now on 01255 682455/682454 or book at the Bar.

News Christmas
Our Christmas Party nights are now almost sold out. There are a few spaces left. Contact 01255 682454. Sunday Christmas Carvery’s are being held on :2nd., 9th.,16th and 23rd December.
Christmas Menus are available if you would like to book a private function. Contact us on 01255 682454/682455

Sports on TV
11th – 14th October British Masters from 9.30 am

Sunday 7th October: 16.30 pm Liverpool v Manchester City
Friday 12th October 19.45 pm Croatia v England
Saturday, 20th October 12.30 pm

Afternoon Teas
Our next Afternoon Tea at the Club will be on Wednesday, 31st October 2pm till 5 pm. This is our Halloween themed tea.
14th November we will be holding a WW1 Themed Tea, in aid of Help for Heroes from 2pm till 5 pm. Non-members are welcome to both. Tables can be reserved now – call the bar on 01255 682454. See website and posters for details.

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Article Published: Thursday 4th October 2018 15:47:26 pm
I can’t believe that another month has passed and that the September draw was held at the entertainment event in the Golf Club. There seemed to be a lot of new faces and it would be nice to encourage a few more people to join the 100 Club especially with Christmas coming upon us again.
The cash prizes are well worth wining.

The result on Saturday was as follows.
1st No 47 S. Towler £140.00
2nd No 180 L. Gagne £100.00
3rd No 205 J, Mockford £ 80.00
4th No 132 M. Whitehead £ 65.00
5th No 294 J Gascoine £ 65.00

Totalling £450.00
Congratulation to you all.

Please collect your winnings from the Club office.
Good luck.
David Joshua.

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Autumn Meeting

Article Published: Monday 1st October 2018 12:12:30 pm

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Lady Captain Marilyn Clarke hosted her Autumn Meeting at Frinton GC last week. It was a perfect day for it – warm sun with a light breeze. The morning format was 3-ball singles stableford over 9 holes. Judith Little won it with 21 points. Diane Gerrard came in second with 18 points. Deborah Tanner was nearest the pin on the 6th hole, with Sandra Balderston closest on the 13th.

in the photo: winners Helen Barr, Jemma Jackson, Marilyn Clarke and Jane Quick wearing the hats they won

The ladies played a further 18 holes in the afternoon in teams of 4 with 2 scores to count on each hole.
The winners were Marilyn Clarke, Jane Quick, Helen Barr and Jemma Jackson with an amazing total of 89 points. Coming in second with 80 points were Angela Vaughan, Sheran Harding, Lynn Smith and Marilyn Smith.
The team of Joan Horner, Deborah Tanner, Rosemary Rouse and Patricia Freear had 77 to finish in third place.

The men played the last Friday of the month stableford. Hamish Stubbs won it with 37 points, reducing his handicap to 3. John Rodda finished in second place with 36 points. Two men had 35 points, with Paul Southgate awarded third, just ahead of Wayne Ross.

And finally, there were a couple of age-related trophies to play for on Wednesday.
Paul Marsh was the over-80s winner with 38 stableford points.
And Keith Cattermole won the over-70s trophy with 36 points.
Overall, Steve Phillips came in second with 37 points.

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News from Head Green Keeper

Article Published: Friday 28th September 2018 19:05:37 pm

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Dear Members

Below you'll find details of works recently carried out on the golf course, and planned winter projects. Attached is information relating to the now confirmed phase 2 of the irrigation.
We have now agreed a schedule of works for phase 2 of the irrigation and work will commence on the 1st October and take approximately 10/12 weeks weather permitting.

On the 1st and 2nd October a large area of the car park will be needed to be kept clear to allow irrigation control access to the lower end of the overflow car park for their deliveries and site set up, the area required is highlighted in the photo.

If you are playing on those days the side gate leading to the practice area will be left open for members to park. While work is ongoing, which ever green is being worked on that day that green will be on a temporary, all the other the greens will be in play.

The website and golf club's Twitter/Facebook will be updated daily to confirm which green is being worked on.

Vertidraining, verticutting, hollowtining, overseeding and top dressing to all greens.
Fairways 3,5,7,8,9,11,12,15 and 18 have been overseeded 10th September (10/9/18)
When the seeds show signs of germination, they will be fertilised and a wetting agent applied.
Unfortunately, during the recent drought growth has been limited, but it is hoped that a damp, warm autumn would alleviate matters.
The policy of timing and cutting the long rough is to a large extent determined by the requirements of the SSSI. However, as we approach the cutting window the thick patches of rough adjacent to the fairways, for example to the left of the 11th Fairway, would be scarified deeper so that the grass would hopefully be thinner and wispier next year.


1. Liaise with and attend on Irrigation Control regarding the Phase 2 Irrigation work.
2. Top up sunken drainage runs. SC plans to use coarse sand to prevent the fines from leaching into the shingle.
3. Take out overgrown bushes (hawthorn/blackthorn) to the rear of the 12th green and replace/plant with more gorse.
4. Cut out the woody gorse, brambles and weeds between the 13th and 15th greens and replace as necessary. Ditto the bush to the right and forward of the 11th tee.
5. Plant gorse on the mound to the left of the 3rd green.
6. Rubber crumb path/bridge between 16th green and 17th tee
7. 3rd white tee construction. The white tee will be levelled and enlarged slightly, at the same time as this the area in front of the tee will be filled in and the surround at the back of the 2nd green graded into this area.
This will improve traffic flow and grass coverage on this area. It will also allow us to maintain area more efficiently.

Kindest regards
Sam Cook
Head Green Keeper

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Seniors Captain’s Day and more

Article Published: Monday 24th September 2018 16:57:40 pm

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Roy Stevenson hosted his Seniors Captain’s Day this week. He was lucky with the weather – a fine sunny day with a light breeze after the deluge of the weekend. It was a singles stableford format. Steve Phillips won it with 38 points. Barry Webb was in second place with 36 points. And Third place went to Peter Dabbs with 34. Ian Tee was nearest the pin on the 8th. Terry Lawrence took the honours on the 13th.

The ladies played an 18-hole Arizona Shuffle on their day, a 3-ball competition where various combinations of scores count. The best shufflers were Yvonne Davies, Joan Horner and Caroline Gard, awarded first place on count back with 65 points. Just behind were Ginny Richardson, Margaret Dean and Judith Little. And one point behind them with 64 points were captain Marilyn Clarke, Diane Gerrard and Judy Taylor.

The Peter Kincaid Golf Day was held on Thursday in memory of Peter. It was a combination of members and guests. The format was Texas Scramble in teams of 4. The all-member team of Murray Northover, Graeme Dodds, Andrew Bailey and David Partridge won it with a nett score of 60.

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