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Frinton Golf Week continued as the fine summer sunshine held up right until Friday, but the wind continued to make play that much more difficult. The course was in fine condition due to the hard work of the greens keeping staff.
Boydenís graciously sponsored the Tuesday Professional Day. The format was a 3-person team where the best score counted for the first 6 holes, two scores for the next 6, and all three for the last six holes. The team of Hamish Stubbs, Scotty Boyle and Chris Hemingway were way out in front with an amazing 85 points to win it. The ladies dominated in second and third places. Audrey Joshua, Joan Stevenson and Lida Boland were in second place with 78 points. And Barbara Thorpe, Marie Ellis and Caroline Gard scored 71 points to place third. Joan Stevenson won 2 gloves for closest to the pin on both the 3rd and 6th holes.
Wednesday was a 4BBB sponsored by Ellisons. Frintonís honorary solicitor, Ellisonís Nicki Coates, presented the generous prizes. Adrian Joshua and Malcolm Maskell won it with 45 stableford points. Chris Hemingway and Scotty Boyle were in second place on count back with 43 points, just ahead of Simon Partridge and John Jardine.
The Ladies Invitational took place on Thursday, when ladies invite a gent to partner them for the day. Townrow sponsored the day and provided lovely prizes. The format was foursomes stableford in 3 pairs. It was a full field, and lots of champagne was in evidence. In spite of that, Ginny Richardson and James Hide put in a fine performance, winning it with 42 points. Jemma Jackson and Liam Wilson finished in second place with 40 points. And third place went to Linda Hayles and Gavin Cowell with 39.
In the afternoon, the Mallison Pitch and Putt competition, usually the domain of Iain Quick, was won this year by Roger Attrill. And Rob Trotman claimed the Sainsbury Putting trophy.
Friday was a Texas Scramble in two sections sponsored by Handelsbanken. The morning players definitely had the advantage as the rain came down a few times in the afternoon, heavily around 5:00. Having said that, the afternoon team of Captain Peter Webster, Nigel Jackson, Steve Davies and Joe Bushell won it with a nett score of 58.1. Second place went to perennial winners Graeme Dodds, Andrew Bailey, Justin Osborne and Tony Nicholas with a close 58.3. One of the sponsors, Johanna Little played with Simon Martin-Redman, and brothers Murray and Darren Northover and finished in third place with 58.9.
All in all it was a brilliant week, enjoyed by members and guests alike.
In the pictures from left to right:
First photo is Hamish Stubbs, Scotty Boyle and Chris Hemingway.
Next is Adrian Joshua, Nicki Coates and Malcolm Maskell.
Last is James Hide and Ginny Richardson with Lady Captain Angela Vaughan.