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Frinton Golf Week kicked off Saturday with two important medals. With gale force winds gusting up to 50 mph, conditions couldn’t have been much more difficult. The Centenary Medal is a scratch competition, and Kevin Smith won it with a score of 80. Phillip Townsend was second on count back with 85, just ahead of Jamie Redden. This medal is one of three that count towards the Club Championship. Redden also took home the trophy in the Phillip Robinson Medal with a nett score of 74. Phillip Townsend was second with 75. And Jack Bruce was awarded third place on count back with 76, just beating out Nigel Anderson. The day was generously supported by BMW.
On Sunday there was golf for all ages. The Norman Brown Family Foursomes kicked off with a shotgun start at 9:00. The wind was still up, but maybe at only 30 – 40 mph. The going was tough. Ian and Craig Robinson showed their mettle, winning it with 36 stableford points. There were 3 pairs with 35 points. Bill and Kevin Smith were awarded second place, ahead of George Greenwood and Edward Brown in third. Prizes were donated by Cabana, the club’s soft drink supplier.
The Grimwade Trophy event started a little later in the morning over on the Kirby Course. This is an adult/junior stableford event. Club captain Ian Chamberlain and McKenzie Merry won it on count back, just beating out Jordan Laver and Andrew Vaughan, and Freddie Rusbridge and Nick Brown. All 3 pairs had 18 points. Stuart Grimwade, the sponsor, presented the prizes.
It was another windy day for the ladies when they played their 20s, 30s, 40s & Silver competition in the 11th EWGA Medal last week. The title refers to the handicap categories. The prize in the silver division was won by Claire Vaughan with a score of 71 nett. Jemma Jackson won the 20s prize on count back with 76 nett, just ahead of Marilyn Clarke. In the 30s category, Helen Barr won with 72. Madge Whitehead won the 40s division with an amazing 67 nett.