The GSGB August Meeting was a cross border affair at Frinton in Essex and Ipswich in Suffolk. After the poor weather experienced in the days leading up to the meeting our 57 members were relieved to hear a dry, but rather windy forecast for the first day. Frinton is a flat but interesting links course with excellent greens and is well defended by attractive bunkering. Good scores were difficult to come by in the conditions but the distraction of the Clacton Air Show including the Red Arrows display team overhead may have been a contributing factor. Leaders in the clubhouse after the first day were Chris Wakefield with 32 points (ladies) with Peter Batchelor and David Mahony, both with 35 points, leading the men
At Dinner we were joined by the Frinton Captain, Malcolm King and his wife Elaine. Malcolm accepted the £500 Society cheque from GSGB Chairman Robin Moser on behalf of the Frinton junior section.
Day 2 was a warm summers day with no wind which led to some excellent scoring. Ipswich, or Purdis Heath as it is known to many, is a beautiful and traditional heathland layout. The course offers “all year round” turf underfoot with attractive tree lined fairways and bunkering. The summer maintenance program had been delayed by bad weather so the greens were not quite at their best but this didn't deter Joy Young from scoring an excellent 40 points to win the day. Geoff Ogden scored 37 points to win the men's day prize.
The King of Morocco Cup was won by David Archibald with an aggregate total of 69 points and the Runner-up was Richard Wadkin from Sand Moor with 68 points. The Society Salver was won by Sue Batchelor from Woburn with 70 points and the Runner-up was Vanessa Adams from The Warren with 64 points.
Congratulations to all prize winners. A full list can be seen below.
The next event will be at Kenilworth/Little Aston on September 24th – 25th.