Hole in One and Summer News

July 21, 2019

The Club is very busy with summer competitions, one of which is the Veterans Cup – a medal format for players over 55 years. This was won by Malcolm English with a great score of 58, John Chapman came second with the same score but pipped to the post on count-back.

The highlight of the competition however was a hole in one scored by Tony Rhodes – his first ever – on the 120 yard 18th hole using an 8 iron. Understandably chuffed to bits, the ball has been framed!

Anyone who has played at St Audrys will know that the 18th hole is very challenging with a steeply sloping green protected by two large bunkers – a hole in one is a rare occurrence. For this competition, the hole was cut in a difficult position and a downhill put could easily run off the green – not a problem for Tony on this occasion!

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Ladies Visit Riding for the Disabled

February 5, 2019

At the end of January, St Audry’s Golf Club Ladies paid a visit to the Woodbridge & District Riding for the Disabled Charity (RDA) to present a cheque for £1,212.05 which they had raised over the last year. The RDA was the chosen charity of Lady Captain Jules Donoghue.

Gerry Fisher, Jules Donoghue & Judy Gowen presented John Anderson (far left) and Christine Leggett (right) with the cheque. John & Christine then gave our Ladies a comprehensive tour of their new facilities and we were able to watch the session taking place, run by volunteers who were fantastic with both riders and horses. It was clear that the riders were enjoying the session hugely and benefitting from the both the exercises and the interaction with the horses. The RDA relies on donations to run the facility and have a large team of dedicated volunteers. St Audry’s Ladies were delighted that they had nominated the RDA as their charity for 2018.

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January 29, 2019
Trophy Winner(s) Format
Club Champion

Winner of the Thacker Cup

Eddie Barnes 36 Hole Medal
36 hole Singles Zach Gordon  
36 hole Pairs Zach Gordon and Daniel Kowalczyk  
Admirals Cup Nigel Wix (18 hole Medal)
Autumn Trophy Roy Smith  
Banyard Trophy Jeff Airey 18 hole Medal with 3 Clubs
Bob Clements Cup Terry Forster Best 4 Medal cards (Gross score) from selected competitions for Men
Carole Lock Trophy Georgie Webb 18 hole Stableford Ladies Away Day
Dave Mayhew Trophy Tony Rhodes 18 hole Stableford for Men played off full handicap
Dick Hammond Trophy Tony Rhodes and Phil Donoghue Pairs 4BBB
Ernie Sharp Trophy Aly Andrews 9 hole Medal in aid of cancer
Frank Lee Trophy Terry Forster 18 hole Medal
George Woods Trophy Robert Cook 18 hole Stableford
Goldsmith Cup Mike Hammond and Richard Hines 18 hole Greensomes
Grandmothers Spoon Trish Dallimore 18 hole Stableford
Harry Owen Trophy Terry Forster and Jeff Airey 18 hole Foursome Medal
I John Davies Cup Terry Forster Best 6 cards (Net score) from selected competitions for men
Jubilee Pairs Eddie Barnes and Malcolm English  
Jubilee Singles Zach Gordon  
High Handicap Cup for Ladies Elizabeth Ballam 18 hole Stableford
High Handicap Cup for Men Trevor Reeve 18 hole Medal
Knock-out Cup for Ladies Juliet Rhodes Matchplay
Knockout Cup for Ladies Pairs Sandra Dunnett and Tracey Catling Foursomes Matchplay
Knock-out Cup for Men Malcolm English Matchplay
Knockout Cup for Mens Pairs Tony Rhodes and Phil Donoghue Four Ball Better Ball Matchplay
Knock-out Cup for Mixed Pairs Brian and Sandra Dunnett Foursomes Matchplay
Ladies Birdie Tree Trophy Juliet Rhodes  
Low Handicap Cup for Ladies Gerry Fisher 18 hole Stableford
Order of Merit for Ladies Juliet Rhodes  
Order of Merit for Men Mike Hammond  
Ping Competition for Ladies Sandra Dunnett and Tracey Catling Four Ball Better Ball
Putting Trophy for Ladies Sandra Dunnett  
Rosemary Mitchell Trophy Juliet Rhodes 18 hole Ladies Stableford
St Audrys Trophy St Audrys Trophy 18 hole Stableford
Spink Trophy Elizabeth Ballam 18 hole medal for members who have won a monthly Stableford and/or Medal April to September
Summer Combined Trophy for Ladies Mari Davey Best 2 stableford & 2 medals
Summer Eclectic Trophy Gerry Fisher Best Gross Score
Summer Eclectic Trophy Di Osman Best Net Score
Summer Medal Trophy for Ladies Juliet Rhodes Best 4 medal cards Apr-Sept
Summer Stableford Trophy for Ladies Mari Davey Best 4 Stableford cards Apr-Sept
Tiara Tour Ladies Away Break Tracey Catling  
Upton Trophy Phil and Julie Donoghue Mixed Pairs Four Ball Better Ball Stableford
Val Hooper Silver Salver Judy Gowen  
Veterans Cup Tony Rhodes 18 hole Medal
Winter Combined Trophy for Ladies Juliet Rhodes Best 2 stableford & 2 medals
Winter Eclectic Shield for Ladies Di Osman Best Gross Score
Winter Eclectic Trophy for Ladies Di Osman Best Net Score
Winter Trophy Jeff Airey 18 hole Medal for members who have won a monthly Stableford and/or Medal October to March
Yuletide Trophy for Ladies Jayne Gibson December Stableford winner

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Ladies & Seniors Texas Scramble

August 21, 2018

Thank you to everyone who took part in our Ladies & Seniors Texas Scramble on Wednesday 15th August.
We had perfect weather and an excellent turn out.
The winners, taking home the gnomes and teapots, were, Di Osman, Pat Dougan, Tony Rhodes and Brian Pinder
2nd Place, Ondra Butler, Liza Ballam, Mike Hammon and Frank Wilson
3rd Place, Teresa Andrews, Tina Sheppard, Malcolm English and David Hughes

Thank you all also for supporting the raffle in which raised £86 for my charity, the R.D.A (riding for the disabled)


Di Osman, Pat Dougan, Tony Rhodes and Brian Pinder

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Seniors Invitation Day

August 16, 2018

A huge turnout of over 50 members and guests enjoyed a tremendous days golf, despite waiting for the thunderstorms to pass by. All who took part not only competed over 18 holes but also took part in the fun longest drive competition with the big headed 1K driver. Frank Wilson hit a perfect straight shot hitting it low and slow but was beaten on the day by guest Nino Serritiello of Genesis!

We are still missing quite a number of golf balls which ended up out of bounds in the conservation area!

There was also a very competitive putting competition which in itself raised £65 on the day, this competition was won by guest Simon Billsbury sinking 2 aces.
The ladies put on an impressive spread at the Halfway House to provide sustenance to the hungry golfers and £73 was raised here (plus a Euro, old pound coin and an Isle of Man pound coin!).

The rain came down briefly again when all the golfers were out on the course but this did not put a dampener on the day.

The overall winner of the Individual prize was Aly Andrews.

Phil Donoghue and guest Alan Porter won the Pairs 4BBB.

Mike Watkins won Nearest the Pin on the 7th.

The Captains’ lunch guests were Danny Craddock and his mum Sue. Danny attends Genesis 2 days a week and benefits from all the good work they do. Danny was also lucky on the day winning a raffle prize.

Many thanks to all who participated and assisted on the day to raise a very respectable £1530 for the STAGS Captain’s chosen charity for the year Ipswich Genesis Furniture Project.

Overall Winner – Aly Andrews

Winner of the Pairs 4BBB – Phil Donoghue and guest Alan Porter

Danny Craddock Winning his raffle prize


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June 17, 2018

Lady Captain’s comment:

 ‘Bloomin’ marvelous’!! Fantastic turn out and weather was great!

The course was beautiful with some very tricky pins, thank you Michael!

Thank you to Judy and Juliet for all of their organisation of the funds and notices. Also, our helpers did a fantastic job as usual, so huge thanks to:

Patsy, Shirley, Liz, Ondra, Beryl, Ruth (table setting, flowers, halfway house, raffle, home produce & laundry services) and our STAGS, John & Tony (starter, photographer, barmen and muscles)

Malcolm & Norma for providing a lovely spread of sandwiches, scones & flapjacks, and that was just for starters!

I have had some wonderful feedback from our players to say how much they enjoyed the day, so well done to all!


WINNERS Margaret Booth-Smith & Mary Brook (Ufford Park)


SECOND PLACE Barbara Barker & Jill Innes (Thorpeness Mari Davey & Sue Wakefield (Rushmere)

THIRD PLACE Jules Donoghue & Gill Self (Seckford)

BEST FRONT 9 Juliet Rhodes & Rita Bird (Woodbridge)

BEST BACK 9 Judy Gowen & Deirdre Rothwell (Seckford)

NEAREST PIN GUESTS (7th&16th) Julia Robinson (Woodbridge)

NEAREST PIN MEMBER (9th&18th) Jules Donoghue


LONGEST DRIVE Margaret Knott (Home member)



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Beaumont Trophy

June 17, 2018

Friday 15th June saw St Audry’s Seniors host Hintlesham in the Beaumont Trophy. It was a lovely day for golf & the course looked magnificent. The squad, from left to right in the photograph was Vinnie Howlett, Jim Walker, Colin Roper, Frank Wilson, Malcolm English (official starter), Mike Hammond, David Leech, Ali Andrews (Beaumont Captain),Tony Rhodes & Pete Dell. 4 pairs played 18 holes in Hambro 4-ball better ball format meaning a total of 72 holes were contested. Although the overall lead fluctuated throughout the match, there was never much in it. The final result was a victory for Hintlesham by just 1 hole.

All agreed that the match was played in a splendid spirit & St Audry’s wished Hintlesham good luck in the next round.

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June 10th Men’s Captains Day

June 17, 2018

Men’s Captain Jeff Airey was looking forward to his Captains Day which was a fun day with 18 members taking part in the 8.30am shotgun start.
The golf was preceded by a bacon roll supplied by the Secretary. The format was the usual Stableford with numerous prizes. The overall winner was Phil Smye, second was Richard Hines and third was Barry Green. Other prizes were given for nearest the pin, etc.

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STAGgeringly good shot from Capt Rob

May 22, 2018

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.

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