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Saturday saw a 4BBB competition open to both ladies and gents on the Havers Course. The weather was abominable Ė sheeting rain and high winds. Never mind, the strong prevailed and well done to the team of Simon Parkes and Phil Townsend who won it with an amazing score of 49 points. Three teams finished with 43 points, with second place awarded to the father/son team of Jason and Daniel Nicholls on count back. Third place was over to Murray Northover and David Partridge, just a hair ahead of Tracey Taylor and Yvonne Davies, the best ladiesí score by quite a bit.
In the photo - Portugal Group organised by Tom Hide ( Coastal Golf Academy )
The ladies played a 10-hole stableford on their day last week. The cold wind off the North Sea didnít make playing conditions any easier. However Donna Oliver continued to be in fine form, winning it with 20 stableford points. Margaret Dean came in second with 17 points. And two ladies came in with 16 points, with Lyn Lawrence awarded third place on count back, ahead of Yvonne Davies.
There was a Friday stableford competition last week, open to all members. Chris Hemingway won it with a respectable 39 points. Gary Chisnall was just behind him with 38 points. And two men garnered 37 points, with Iain Quick awarded third place, just ahead of Kevin Maleary. Caroline Gard had the best ladiesí score with 32 points.
Meanwhile 22 Frintonians escaped the winter doldrums, flying to the Penina Golf Resort in Portugal with the Coastal Golf Academy, organised by Tom Hide. Seventeen of the golfers had been playing less than a year, so they had the opportunity to play other courses while under the supervision of a professional. The ages of the participants ranged from 22 to 82. Rob Bones was the leading player at the end of the 3-day trip, winning the big prize.