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Order a Ham for Easter

Article Published: Friday 23rd March 2018 13:30:28 pm

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Order a Ham for Easter

Contact James or Wayne on 682454
or order at the bar.

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Club Manager - Full Time Job Vacancy

Article Published: Wednesday 21st March 2018 18:50:39 pm

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Please apply in writing to:
Claire Martin-Redman, Frinton Golf Club, Frinton-on-Sea CO13 9EP
or email:

Closing date for applications is Monday 23rd April 2018

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Newsletter 21/03/2018 Part 2

Article Published: Wednesday 21st March 2018 14:54:44 pm

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The Past Captains’ Dinner was held on 9th March and was much enjoyed by all attending who were treated to an excellent meal provided by James and Wayne.


Greens have been aerated 3 times over the winter period, the last time with the vertidrain to a depth of 10 inches.
There is some slight scaring on some greens. This is caused by the disease “fusarium”
once we get consistent grass growth on the greens these scars will disappear quickly.
A spring granular fertiliser has also been applied.
Height of cut (HOC) 5.5 mm
We are aware of the poor condition of some of the flags. We have a new set ready to go but we have been waiting until the spring fertiliser application has gone from the greens as it can cause some discolouration. The new flags will be out ready for the Easter weekend.

Tees and aprons
Both areas have been aerated twice to a depth of 9 inches A slow release spring granular fertiliser has been applied. This will help the recovery from the winter wear and give us some good colour going into the start of the season. The tees will be treated for weeds once the weeds are actively growing. HOC 10 mm

Aerated to approximately 10 inches. We would have normally gone a little bit deeper but the firm ground conditions prevented this. As you will have noticed, we did experience some lifting of the turf whilst this operation was taking place. This again was caused by the dry summer ground conditions which caused the weaker areas of turf to lift and crumble. These areas will settle back down once we get some growth and mowing commences. The 4th, 5th, 10th, top half of 17th and 18th fairways have had an application of penetrant wetting agent. This will help the water penetrate the soil profile and aid the recovery of the weaker areas. A second application will take place shortly. Fairways will be treated for weeks in April, when they are actively growing.

Selected areas of the rough will be treated for weeks whilst the grass is still fairly short.

Edging of the bunkers has commenced and will be topped up with sand. We plan to start with the green-side bunkers then move into the fairways.

2nd tee path and 9th tee path is now ready for rubber crumb to be installed. Various path ends have been topped up with root zone, seeded and fertilised. It is hoped with this work we can improve the grass coverage on these high wear areas. High traffic areas and pinch points have been fertilised. Area on R/H side of second green has now been landscaped and seeded. Yardage plates on tees have been refurbished and installed at correct distances. Winter servicing of our machinery fleet is now complete. Greens renovations planned for the 23rd April.


We are currently back down to four members of staff. We are working hard to find another suitable team member


Now that Spring is (hopefully) just around the corner, Frinton Seniors are teeing off at the earlier time of 8 am. Play on Monday and Wednesday mornings is an all Seniors event with playing partners randomly drawn at 7.45 am. Format is a three-ball stableford scoring swindle. Any Frinton member of 55 years and over is welcome to join us.
Format for Friday mornings is different in that all members (not just male seniors) are welcome. Arrive in time for the ball draw at 7.45 Formats change every week but usually based upon a team of three.
The new season of inter-club matches got under way with a hard fought home victory over the visiting team from Harwich. With many of the Harwich team being familiar with the Frinton course, home advantage plays a lesser role. Ultimately it was a winning start to the season and Frinton were pleased to emerge victors by 5 games to 3. Frinton Seniors’ Captain Roy Stevenson and playing partner Peter Morris themselves recording a convincing 5 and 3 victories in their match versus the Harwich Captain and his partner.

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Newsletter 21/03/2018 Part 1

Article Published: Wednesday 21st March 2018 14:54:15 pm


Regrettably this is my last Newsletter item as your Captain
It has been a special year for me and it was a shame that the weather came along and hit us in the backside causing us to postpone the Captains Swan Song to Sunday, 29th April. I feel Peter Taggart was very wise in his decision to cancel on the Saturday prior to the match.
Through your support, my Captain’s Charity – ‘Brain Tumour Research’ has progressed steadily and the forthcoming Race Night on Friday, 23rd March will help to top it up to £1,000. Please come along to this great fun night. James’ pre-booked Shepherd’s Pie is available on the evening.
Thank you all for your fantastic support and messages of goodwill throughout the year and I wish Marilyn and Simon all the very best for 2018/19.


As my Captain’s year approaches, I have given thought what to do with my ‘Captain’s space’ in the car park. Obviously I will not need it so I have therefore decided to auction it off for my charity, which is going to be the RNLI
I have had an initial bid of £250 for the YEAR and will welcome any other bids.
Please either leave a bid with the Office or attend the AGM when final bids will be taken from the floor.


Lady members are advised that the Rules Morning being given by Peter Taggart has had to be re-scheduled from 29th March to Thursday 19th April at 10.00 am.


Many thanks go to David Neech, who came along to our Fish and Chip Bistro and shared his knowledge on golfing memorabilia. It was a well supported and interesting evening.
Coming up on the Social Calendar we have The Captains’ Swan Song Race Night – a final push to raise funds for this year’s Captains’ Charities – Cleft Lip and Palate Association and Brain Tumour Research. Please show your support by buying a runner or by coming along and having a flutter on the tote. Chef James is offering a Shepherds Pie supper that night for just £8 and this ensures you have a table.

On 28th April the Club Seniors have organised the ever popular Revival Band to entertain you for the evening. Tickets on sale by 31st March from the bar and the ticket will include food.

We are holding a Club Quiz Night on 11th May with Quizmaster Geoff Taylor. The cost is £8.50 per person which includes a choice of Cottage Pie or a vegetarian option if you would like to dine on the night. Teams of up to 6 people only. Tickets on sale 20th April.

Steve Ritchie joins us on 19th May for an evening of The Voice of Legends, a versatile solo singer with a wide range of styles from easy listening to dance, covering swing, jazz and songs from 40’s, 50’s, and 60’s. Tickets on sale from 21st April and will include a meal


Friday Nights
23rd March – Captains Swan Song Race Night: Tickets still available from the bar or call 01255 68245. A fun night of racing and betting with proceeds going to Captains’ charities, food available.
30th March – Good Friday Bistro: Bring the family down to start the Easter break off with a bang.
6th April – Soul Food Buffet with The Masters Golf being shown on the Giant Screen.
13th April – Our Wood Fired Pizza Buffet

Sunday Lunch
25th March – British Summertime Brunch available. Food available from 10.00 am to 2 pm. Come and have a change from the normal Sunday lunch or just join us for breakfast.
1st April – Easter Carvery: Book now for our Easter themed carvery with an Egg Hunt for the children.
8th April – Sunday A La Carte (will become a carvery if covers achieve 30)
15th April – Sunday Carvery
22nd April – Sunday Carvery.

Please see website calendar for details of the above menus.
Book a table now on 01255 682455/682454 or book at the bar.

With the success of selling our Ginger Beer and Honey Glazed Hams at Christmas, we are happy to offer them again for the Easter holidays. If anyone would like to order one, please contact James or Wayne on 01255 682454 and we can sort one out for you, what size and for when you require one.

Sports on TV
Friday 23rd March – 7.45 pm Netherlands v England friendly, in the Bar or Trophy Room.
Saturday 31st March – 12.30 pm Crystal Palace v Liverpool in the Bar
Sunday 1st April – 1.30 pm Arsenal v Stoke and 4.00 pm Chelsea v Tottenham in the Bar.
Saturday 6th April – 12.30 pm Everton v Liverpool, in the Bar
Sunday 7th April – 2.215 pm Arsenal v Southampton and 4.30 pm Chelsea v West Ham in the Bar.

Golf: The Masters
We will show the Masters in the Bar, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night. It will be shown on the giant screen in the Lounge on the Friday night for diners.
Easter/Spring Afternoon Tea
With some great comments from our first two afternoon teas, why not come and try our Easter spring afternoon tea at the club on Thursday, 12th April from 2 pm until 5 pm. Enjoy an afternoon out with friends, with a great view. Non-members are welcome. Tables can be reserved now. Call the bar on 01255 682454


Owing to the recent severe weather there was no golf played this weekend and sadly the Captains’ Swan Song competition had to be postponed until 29th April. However, there was a good turnout for the ladies 1st Main Day stableford last week. Val Nicholls emerged victorious, garnering 33 pts. Caroline Gard was just behind in second place with 32 pts and Sheran Harding finished in third with 30 pts.

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Ladies 1st Main Day Stableford

Article Published: Monday 19th March 2018 10:00:22 am
There was a good turnout for the ladies 1st Main Day stableford at Frinton GC last week.
Val Nicholls emerged victorious, garnering 33 stableford points on the Havers Course which, with all the recent rain, proved rather heavy going.
Caroline Gard was just behind Nicholls in second place with 32 points. And Sheran Harding finished in third with 30 points.

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Junior Golf Days organised by @CoastalGolf

Article Published: Monday 19th March 2018 08:37:09 am

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Junior Golf Days on 3rd, 5th, 10th & 12th April with Coastal Golf Academy

view these events in the calendar Junior Golf Days

Contact Scott or Tom for more info

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The Captain's Swan Song is cancelled due to the extreme weather conditions.

Article Published: Saturday 17th March 2018 14:29:49 pm
The Captain's Swan Song is cancelled due to the extreme weather conditions.

The new date for this event is Sunday 29th April

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On Friday evening David Neech visited the club

Article Published: Sunday 11th March 2018 17:24:08 pm

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On Friday evening, Sotheby’s Golf and Other Sports specialist David Neech visited the club.
His job is to travel the country valuing golf memorabilia.
He gave an 'antique roadshow' style evaluation of items members brought in.
Then after dinner he took the participants on a journey through golf club and ball history and reminiscences from his golfing life. He always played as an amateur, for many years for Herts and Kent.
He played 12 times for England. He qualified for the Open in 1962 and 1963, but missed the cut by 1 stroke both times.

Neech has another day job. He scouts young talent for the English Golf Union. His most successful find to date is Justin Rose.

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Article Published: Sunday 11th March 2018 17:20:52 pm
Twenty women turned out to compete for the prestigious Holloway Rose Bowl, a medal competition with a handicap limit of 35.
Although the weather wasn’t terribly conducive, Diane Gerrard took home the silverware with a nett score of 77. Mary Johnson was in second place with 83 nett. And Marie Ellis was just behind her in third with 84.

The traditional Tendring Gents v The Ship golfing societies match was played on Saturday. It was a close one, but the Gents eventually won it 5/4.

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New Ladies Locker Room Facilities

Article Published: Thursday 8th March 2018 15:18:35 pm

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The new, state-of-the-art ladies locker room opened last weekend.
The work was carried out by teams led by Murray Northover and Adrian Joshua.
The lockers were provided by local craftsmen Adept.

Lady Captain Marilyn Clarke said, ‘We’re really pleased to have such modern facilities. And the work was beautifully done, on time and on budget.'

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