The three club captains ceremonially opened the new path to the first tee (see the photo) and many thanks to Jeff Airey for instigating and managing the laying of the new path. They then had a knobbly knees competition!
For the second time in a fortnight, a member of the club has recorded a hole in one! This time it was accomplished by STAGS (St Audry’s Golf Seniors’) captain, Rob Haste. It was during the Friday morning roll-up on 18th May & Rob, using his 7 iron, achieved the second hole in one of his career.
Pictured alongside Rob (in shorts) are playing partners from left to right, Johnny Hines, Gerry O’Connor & Pete Holden.
St Audry’s Seniors’ hosted their first round Beaumont Trophy match against Rookery Park on Tuesday 15th May. Owing to a change in the rules concerning handicap criteria, many of last year’s squad which performed amazingly well to reach the semi-final stage were no longer eligible. The new look team consisted of Clive (Cuggy) Andrews, Colin Roper, Vinnie Howlett, John Chapman, Mike Hammond, Mel Williams, Jim Walker, Tony Rhodes & Pete Dell & they were admirably led by non-playing captain, Aly Andrews.
The weather was dry but quite blowy. The course was looking magnificent. Malcolm English was kind enough to prepare the score cards & to officially announce the players’ names prior to them driving off the first tee. There was good support for St Audry’s dotted around the course.
All four 4-ball better-ball matches played the full 18 holes (Hambro scoring) & the final result was a terrific aggregate win for St Audry’s by 8 holes. Each match was highly competitive but played in a very friendly spirit. Rookery Park were very magnanimous in defeat & wished
St Audry’s luck in the next round which will be another home fixture against Hintelsham during the week commencing 11th June with the date to be confirmed in the near future.
The Club held one of its regular Friday Texas Scrambles on Friday 4th May. Mark Sheppard, using his 5 wood, achieved a magnificent hole in one on the par 3 202 yard 8th hole. This feat has never before been achieved at this hole in a competition. Mark will be reminded daily of “that” shot as he sees the hole every time that he comes out of his front door which is literally a stone’s throw from his house. It was the perfect start to a magical long weekend for Mark & his wife Tina who celebrated their daughter’s wedding just a few days later.
Mark Sheppard being congratulated by Club Secretary/Manager Peter King
A MASSIVE THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR LADIES AND GENTS THAT CONTRIBUTED THEIR TIME AND TALENTS INTO MAKING OUR 2018 OPEN ANOTHER GREAT SUCCESS!
We had another ‘full house’ this year and the Ladies playing enjoyed some fine weather. The hail didn’t come down until after play!!
We had ladies from Felixstowe, Seckford, Ipswich, Cretingham, St.Clements, Rushmere, Southwold, Woodbridge, Gorleston & Bradfield College.
Thank you ladies and we hope very much to see you again next year!
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF THE WINNERS!
Maureen Minter and Joy Pike (Cretingham
Dawn Hendry (Felixstowe Ferry) Jean Woods (Rushmere)
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!.