Beaumont Trophy Tuesday 15th May 2018

May 17, 2018

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.

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May The Fourth Was Certainly With Him

May 16, 2018

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

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May 11, 2018


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!




Maureen Minter and Joy Pike (Cretingham


Dawn Hendry (Felixstowe Ferry) Jean Woods (Rushmere)


Sue Fraenzel and Sally Watson(Cretingham)

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Quiz Raises £300 for Charity

February 24, 2018

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.

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October 19, 2017

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.

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October 6, 2017

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!.

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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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