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Frinton men played for the Hamilton Scratch Medal and the Alfred Symes Cup on Good Friday. The conditions were rather challenging with torrential rain and strong winds from Walton for most of the day.. Jake Wells showed his mettle, winning the scratch competition on count back with 74. James Hide was just behind. Hamish Stubbs was in third place on count back with 75, ahead of Kevin Smith.
Wayne Ross took home the Alfred Symes Cup, a medal competition with a maximum handicap of 24. Ross had a score of 70 nett, and he won it on count back. Also on 70 were Colin Shaw (second place), Robert Newton (third) and Ian Smith. All four will go through to the Filmer Bennett semi-final.
The annual AGM took place on Easter Saturday. Simon Martin-Redman was elected Club Captain for 2018-19. His vice captain is Ian Chamberlain. Marilyn Clarke was appointed for a second term as Lady captain with Lynda Boland vice. Gavin Cowell was welcomed to the board of Directors. His responsibility will be House. After the meeting, the captains did their traditional drive-ins on the course. Mrs. Clarke’s drive was an amazing 143 yards. The Club Captain’s effort wasn’t quite as successful.
Just before the AGM, 23 teams of 3 played a Texas Scramble. The rain held off for a couple of hours, but became torrential near the end. The winners with a great score of 61.8 nett were the mixed team of Barbara and Frank Thorpe, and Iain Quick. Second place went to the team of Peter Webster, Adrian Joshua and Roger Deeble with 62.1. And Scotty Boyle, Harry Sanderson and Mike Leonardi were in third place with 63.6.