October 3, 2017

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

Frank Wilson, Judy Gowen & Terry Sheldrake

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October 2, 2017

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

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Weaver-Saunders Greensomes Pairs

September 25, 2017

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.

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Beaumont Trophy

August 23, 2017

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

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August 13, 2017

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.

Many thanks


01394 766456

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St Audrys Golf Club Try Golf Day

August 9, 2017

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.

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Beaumont Trophy

August 4, 2017

What a brilliant result!!

The Seniors’ Beaumont team travelled to opponents Gorleston on Tuesday 25th July to play their Beaumont Cup quarter final. They were met by Gorleston’s captain who could not have been more welcoming. A feature that was mentioned by many of our squad was just how hospitable their hosts were throughout the day. As often is the case on this course there were strong winds which made playing conditions particularly tricky.

After all 4 pairs had completed 9 holes of their 4-ball better ball matches St Audry’s found themselves up by the slim margin of 2 holes. They magnificently held onto this lead & on completion of the match they came out victorious, still by 2 holes. This was a tremendous team effort & the team are now into the semi final, the furthest they have ever achieved in this competition.

The semi final, traditionally held on a neutral course, will be played against Brett Vale at Fynn Valley Golf Club on Tuesday 22nd August. Support on the day would be very much appreciated.

The pairs & their scores were as follows:

Frank Wilson & Malcolm English -3
Eddie Barnes & John Chapman +2
Rob Haste & Mike Hammond +4
Aly Andrews (Capt) & David Leech -1

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Thacker Cup

August 4, 2017

St Audry’s Men held their annual Club Championship  (Thacker Cup) competition on Sunday 30th July. 36 holes were played off scratch (no handicaps) & the winner was Roy Smith with an aggregate score of 146 which was 5 shots clear of the field. Included in that score was a magnificent hole-in-one, achieved with a 6 iron on the 162 yard 6th hole. Many congratulation to Roy for both his ace & his resounding victory.

Roy Smith, playing earlier in the season.

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Charlotte’s Bowl

August 3, 2017

This competition was founded in memory of Charlotte Claxton by her husband Bill.
He specified that this competition should be open to six other clubs, including Felixstowe, Fynn Valley, Rushmere, Waldringfield and Woodbridge with a team of four players from each of the seven clubs.

It gives me great pleasure to announce the winning team of 2017, (imagine a drum roll please!!)


Congratulations Ladies!! Our winning team were Tracey Catling, Sandra Dunnett, Juliet Rhodes and Judy Gowen. They won with a great total score of 76 points (4BBB).

Judy Gowen Tracey Catling, Sandra Dunnett, Juliet Rhodes

2nd – Woodbridge 70 points
3rd – Felixstowe Ferry 68 points (ocb)
4th – Southwold 68 points
5th – Fynn Valley 66 points
6th – Waldringfield 62
7th – Rushmere 61

All players endured torrential rain for the majority of match but battled on!
An amazing result, well done to the players and also to the team behind the scenes who helped make this event such a success. Thank you all.

From a very delighted Lady Captain, Jules x

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St Audrys Trophy July 23rd

July 23, 2017

A massive ‘thank you’ to all that entered our ‘St Audrys’ Trophy’ competition on Sunday 23rd July.
Thankfully the rain stayed away and we all had an enjoyable day.
Terry Forster, the overall winner with 41 points
Judy Gowen, the overall runner-up with 40 points
Harry Woor, overall 3rd with 38 points

Tracey Catling, nearest the pin on the 7th/16th (ladies)
Tim Catling (Woodbridge Golf Club), nearest the pin on the 7th/16th (mens). ( Thanks for joining us for the day Tim!)
(A full list of the results can be found on the club website)

Dudley Gowen did a great job on the BBQ, also Keith and Richard on the bar. Thank you.
My thanks also to Aly and Teresa for helping me with the organisation and the prizes.

Runner up Judy Gowen & winner Terry Forster being presented with their prizes by Ladies’ captain, Julie Donoghue

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