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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Results from St Audry’s Junior Event – June 2018:

June 26, 2018

Here are the results of the junior competition last Sunday. In spite of it being Fathers Day and Woodbridge regatta, there were 18 players, which was a very good turnout.

My thanks to Margaret Knott  and Ruth Goodship for walking round with the Juniors.

Please click here for results

The date for the next competition will be July 22nd
Meet at 1pm for 1.30pm tee off, presentation around 3.30pm.

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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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Results from St Audry’s Junior Event – May 2018:

May 25, 2018

22 young golfers turned out for this event.

Many thanks to Richard Hines and John Goodship for walking round to help, along with the dads.

The date for the next competition will be June 17th

Meet at 1pm for 1.30pm tee off, presentation around 3.30pm.

Under 10s Gross ½ H/Cap Nett New H/Cap
Michael Kirk 45 19 26 32
George Swallow 40 10 30  
Under 12s        
Ephraim Hew 44 24 20 34
Rosanna Johnson 50 27 23 44
Enzo Johnson 35 10 25 14
Oliver Hoyle 48 21 27 38
Oliver King 43 15 28 28
Alex Kudryavtsev 46 17 29 32
Sophia Grigore 57 27 30  
Nicholas Grigore 57 27 30  
Will Shaw 59 27 32  
Ruby Benton 62 27 35  
James Bettell 55 19 36  
Under 14s        
Henry Jackson 40 18 22 24
Maisy Kingsley 49 27 22 44
Billy Wade 50 25 25 44
Maddison Ruffles 48 19 29 36
Rob Shaw 53 22 31  
Harry Moore 51 18 33  
Oliver Dixon 62 27 35  
Jake Allison 63 27 36  
Chloe Dixon 45 9 36  

Best Gross

Enzo Johnson 35

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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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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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