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Newsletter 25/01/2018

Article Published: Thursday 25th January 2018 12:56:37 pm
Coastal Golf Academy are delighted to have signed a long term agreement with Frinton Golf Club to offer Golf Professional Services. As from the end of December, Peter stood down as Head Professional, which is a position he has held for 30 years. He has now taken on the role of Golf Manager. Coastal Golf Academy now holds the position as the Professionals of the Club, a position that we are very proud of being given the opportunity to fulfil.
The services that we shall offer will include predominantly the running of the Professional Shop and offering our wide range of coaching programmes. Our aim is to offer a very high level service to the current members and guests and bring new business to the Club. This will be done through our work within the community, developing our existing links and running coaching initiatives at the Club such as the very successful ‘Get Into Golf’ programme.
The Academy now has a good depth of staff and we shall be utilizing them at Frinton to make sure that the experience you have, whether it be whilst taking a lesson or visiting the Pro Shop, is a positive one. With the agreement now in place we will be able to invest in our business and will be introducing an exciting new indoor swing studio, which will be completed by the end of February. The studio will allow us to offer a complete custom fit service and a different lesson experience. It will also be available for people to use for practice etc.
Over the next few editions of the Newsletter we will keep you informed of our plans for the coming year, which we hope many of you will get involved with and we look forward to seeing you.
Best wishes,
Tom Hide and Scott Rusbridge.

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Our next social event is the Burns Night Supper on 3rd February, an opportunity to celebrate the life and poetry of the poet Robert Burns, with traditional Scottish food, bagpipes and the famous address to the Haggis, The Immortal Memory and the often amusing Toast to the Lassies and Reply to the Laddies! A fantastic bi-annual event not to be missed, and a chance to dust off the tartan! Tickets £29.95 on sale now from the bar.
The Quiz night comes next on 9th February and NOT 16TH, as stated in the Club Diary. An opportunity to have a fun evening and sausage and mash supper – all in aid of our juniors. The Social Committee are providing the usual bottles of wine for the winning team. Look out for raffle tickets, on sale soon.
On Wednesday, 14th February, Valentines Day. Book your tables for a romantic afternoon tea at the Club. 1 – 4 pm £13.50 pp or on Friday, 16th February come and enjoy a Valentine’s inspired Bistro Menu at the Club. A special Valentine’s raffle will be held with a chance to win bottles of Prosecco, Wines and boxes of chocolates for your loved ones!

THE BRIDGE CIRCLE is hosting a bridge workshop on 2nd March at 2.00 p.m. at the Club.
Come and play, discuss, learn, and have some fun.
All levels welcome, including beginners.
Please let Jeannie Nokes know you are coming on : 07785 376 218.

As members will hopefully be aware, since January, Coastal Golf Academy have taken over the professional services at Frinton Golf Club. Thanks to this agreement we now have the security to invest our money into the Club’s and our future.
Next week the shop will be closed from Monday, 29th January until Friday 2nd February,
reopening on Saturday, 3rd February at 8 am.
Even though we are closed next week, members will be able to purchase green fees and basic accessories from behind the bar and if you do require something bigger, please do not hesitate to contact me on 07940 510 450 or speak to Peter, who will be working his normal hours.
Next week is an important week of work and if all goes to plan, we will be holding a grand opening at the end of February, date TBC.
If anyone has any questions about the changes, please feel free to pop in for a chat.

PGA Professional Sarah Hawes has been working with CGA for 12 months before leaving to have her second child in May last year. We are pleased that Sarah wishes to continue working with us and as the year unfolds will be a big part of the coaching at Frinton Golf Club. Sarah is an excellent professional with great knowledge of the golf industry and we are pleased to have her running lessons at Frinton this year. Before Sarah joined CGA she had worked at venues such as Lexdenwood and Stoke by Nayland and I know she will fit into Frinton Golf Club perfectly.
Sarah has set up as set up 3 weekly lessons, starting from Friday, 26th January.

Below are the times :
Mixed Get into Golf 10-11 am Cost £6
Lady Member Improver sessions 11.15-12.15 Cost £6
Mixed Fix That Fault 12.45-2.45 Cost £20 maximum of 4 golfers

If members would prefer individual lessons or more information on the lessons, please do not hesitate to contact Sarah on 07941 395260 or email her
We look forward to working with the membership over the coming year, and I hope members will support Sarah like they have done with all the pro’s at the Club.
Regards, Tom.

Friday Nights
January 26th No Food (Due to Wake)
February 2nd Gastro Pub Night
February 9th Quiz Night (in aid of Junior Section)
February 16th Valentines Bistro (See website for menu)
Sunday Lunch
January 28th Sunday Carvery
February 4th A la Carte Menu (Will go to Carvery if 30 covers reached)
February 11th Sunday Carvery
February 18th Sunday Carvery

James, Wayne and Hannah all took a First Aid Course and Defibrillator Training last week. If anyone ever needs assistance, we will be happy to help.

We have also been nominated for a supplier award at Weston Homes annual awards ceremony for supplying catering at their New Home launches, Family Fun Day and Christmas Staff Lunch last year.

Christmas Party Nights
We have released the dates for next year and they are :
Friday 14th December and Saturday, 15th and 22nd December. Contact us for details.
Valentines Afternoon Tea
Please do not forget we have our first afternoon tea at the club on Valentine’s day.
Our Valentine inspired Afternoon Tea on 14th February is from 1 pm until 4 pm.
Tea is £13.50 per head. See posters and website for details.
Gents – here is your chance to make the lady in your life happy, or ladies come and enjoy an afternoon out with friends. Tables can be reserved now. Call the bar on 01255 682455. Non members welcome.

We are also looking at holding a Gourmet Night on Saturday, 24th February. Please keep an eye on the website as details will follow.

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