The February quiz raised nearly £300 for the captains charities – Riding for the Disabled and Genisys. The quiz was organised by the Ladies captain Jules Donoghue and questions were set and invigilated by David Hughes. All tables were sold out and everyone had a fun evening, there were prizes for the 1st/2nd, and last two teams. Many thanks to Jules and David for putting on the event.
On Friday 13th November 16 members took part in our Autumn away day at Stowmarket Golf Club.
The course was in excellent condition some good golf was played and enjoyed by all, Roy Smith was victorious with a very good score of 34 points.
After the golf we all enjoyed Fish and Chips and Apple Pie and Custard, thanked Stowmarket G C and agreed to return again soon.
I was chuffed to bits with the turn out for my Lady Captains Day on Wednesday. We had 25 ladies out on the field and 29 for lunch. The weather was fine although a little chilly, but never mind, the ladies soon warmed up with Sallie’s sweet potato and chilli soup!! Thank you Sallie and Murray, you did a wonderful job. Thank you also to my mum for her fruit cake and Mari for her strawberry sponge extravaganza!
As some of you already know, I have no talent in the kitchen, so my contribution to our fabulous lunch was to set out the tables and make everything look pretty. I laid out the knives and forks perfectly, forks on the left and knives on the right. OOPS! We’re having soup!!
Thank you to all that helped out on the day, especially Liz Jackson who is recovering from a long time of pain and treatment on her back. (You’re looking and doing fab Liz!) We are so happy to have her back amongst our ever growing group of wonderful ladies.
Back to the golf and the results. CONGRATULATIONS TO:
The winner of the day and receiving the trophy, JUDY GOWEN
In second place – Tracey Catling (winner last year)
In third place – Georgie Webb
Thank you all for participating and making the day so very special for me. Jules x
Here are some photos of you all on the course. Enjoy!.
Ladies’ captain Jules Donoghue with help from Seniors’ captain Aly Andrews & others organised the event. Jules worked tremendously hard, not least in arranging overall handicaps for all teams to be within 1 shot of each other. Each team had a lady & 2 seniors & the total of 12 teams was a great turnout & showed what a popular format Texas Scramble is with members.
Everyone said how much they enjoyed both the tournament & the lunch of steak pie after their 18 holes. All final scores were in a narrow band & the prizes were given as follows:
Winners………. Judy Gowen, Frank Wilson & Terry Sheldrake Net Medal Score 59.3
Runners Up….. Tracey Catling, Ken Hodson & Phil Donoghue Net Medal Score 59.8
Third…………… Ruth Goodship, Barry Skoulding & Malcolm English Net Medal Score 60.2
Once again, many thanks go to Jules & her helpers for organising & running such a successful & enjoyable event
Overall winning team of Frank Wilson, Judy Gowen (with captains Aly Andrews & Jules Donoghue either side) & Terry Sheldrake receiving their prizes
Seniors’ club captain Aly Andrews organised the above event which took place at Harwich & Dovercourt Golf Club. It was a very windy day as is usual on the North Sea coast but the greens were in great condition. There were 26 participants in trying conditions & Stableford scores reflected this. There were prizes in various categories including John Westrup who won most points on the par 3 holes, Richard Hudson who won most points on the “hidden” holes, Bob MacKenzie who was nearest the pin on hole 7/16 & Malcolm English who was nearest on hole 5/14. No player in the top 3 places overall can win more than 1 prize so Malcolm English’s front nine score of 16 points (Roy Ince had 18) & Frank Wilson’s 18 on the back nine won them prizes. Pete Dell, Tony Rhodes & Roy Ince all had 30 Stableford points & finished in that order on countback. The accompanying photograph shows Pete Dell receiving the winner’s tankard from Seniors’ captain, Aly Andrews. It was a very enjoyable day & thanks go to our hosts Harwich & Dovercourt Golf Club for their hospitality (the fish & chips were magnificent) & to Aly (& Teresa, of course) for their hard work.
Pete Dell receiving the winner’s tankard from Seniors’ captain
On Monday 25th September the Seniors competed for the prestigious Weaver-Saunders Trophy which has a greensomes pairs medal format. The event was conducted in weather that gives Autumn a good name with warm sunshine & light winds, in the main. There were some impressive scores with 3 pairs scoring net 57s but the victors on countback & seen in the photograph holding their trophy were Ken Hodson (left) & Seniors’ vice-captain, Rob Haste.
Tuesday 22nd August saw the eagerly anticipated semi final of the Beaumont Trophy against Brett Vale at Fynn Valley Golf Club. Seniors’ captain Aly Andrews kept with the same squad that had brilliantly won their quarter final match at Gorleston in July. The atmosphere at the first tee was fairly tense & all players became visibly more relaxed once they’d sent their tee shots away. It was nip & tuck over the first part of the contest but as the afternoon wore on the opponents’ experience of a longer course became apparent. In the end, Brett Vale ran out worthy winners. Once again, the friendly nature of the contest was admirable & we wish Brett Vale well in their final.
Reaching the semi final of this prestigious tournament is a remarkable achievement for St Audry’s. The team of (from left to right) John Chapman, Frank Wilson, Aly Andrews (captain), Mike Hammond, Malcolm English, Rob Haste, David Leech & Eddie Barnes should feel very proud of themselves.
The team of (from left to right) John Chapman, Frank Wilson, Aly Andrews (captain), Mike Hammond, Malcolm English, Rob Haste, David Leech & Eddie Barnes
Cast Iron tables and chairs ( 4 tables & 24 chairs) available for sale, any reasonable offer considered! Collection only! (please consider transport from golf club deck to your own deck/garden, very heavy items)
Please email me if you would like to put in an offer for all or part of the set.
St Audrys Golf Club held their second annual ‘Try Golf’ day on 1st August in association with the Doctorgolf Academy at Ufford Park.
This was a great opportunity for all the family to try golf for the first time or come back to golf after a break. 42 registered to take part, including 15 children, and the three sessions were well attended. Everyone received tuition in chipping, putting and driving before putting it all into practice on four par 3 holes. Lots of volunteers from St Audrys helped out on the day, the weather was fine and it was amazing to see how quickly many of those attending improved their technique in just a few hours.