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Frinton and Ipswich report August 2015

posted 7 Sep 2015, 08:06 by GSGB Member   [ updated 9 Feb 2016, 11:40 by Paul Collier ]
Ipswich (Purdis Heath)
Frinton / Ipswich Report   August 27th – 28th 2015

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.

Frinton, Ipswich and Felixstowe


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.

Brian

 

 

Title

Prize

Club

Score

Name

KING OF MOROCCO CUP–

Gents Aggregate

 

DECANTER

 

EAST HERTS

 

69

 

DAVID ARCHIBALD

SOCIETY SALVER

Ladies Aggregate

FRUIT BOWL

 

 

WOBURN

 

70

 

SUE BATCHELOR

 

RUNNERS UP –

Gents Aggregate

TANKARD

 

SAND MOOR

 

68

RICHARD WADKIN

RUNNERS UP–

Ladies Aggregate

GLASS BOWL

 

THE WARREN

 

64

 

VANESSA ADAMS

 

 

 

 

 

DAY PRIZES

DAY 2 –Gents – 1stPrize

PAIR RUMMER GLASSES

 

BATH

 

37

 

GEOFF OGDEN

 Gents – 2nd Prize

HIGHBALL GLASS

 

 

BATH

 

34

 

MARK MOORFOOT

 Ladies – 1stPrize

PAIR WINE GLASSES

 

 

DELAMERE FOREST

 

40

 

JOY YOUNG

Ladies – 2ndPrize

HIGHBALL GLASS

 

 

HARTLEPOOL

 

33

 

RUTH LINDLEY

 

 

 

 

 

DAY PRIZES

DAY 1 -Gents – 1stPrize

PAIR RUMMER GLASSES

 

WOBURN

 

35

 

PETER BATCHELOR

Gents – 2ndPrize

HIGHBALL GLASS

 

ROYAL WORLINGTON& NEWMARKET

 

35

 

DAVID MAHONY

Ladies – 1stPrize

PAIR WINE GLASSES

 

 

BATH

 

32

 

CHRIS WAKEFIELD

Ladies – 2ndPrize

HIGHBALL GLASS

 

 

EAST HERTS

 

30

 

KATHRYN ARCHIBALD