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Congratulations Katherine

Katherine Rednallbeat defending champion Ellen Falkner to win her second World Indoor Bowls Championship women's singles title at Hopton-on-Sea.

The 21-year-old, who became the youngest ever winner in 2014,eased into the first set 10-5.

Cambridge's Ellen Falkner, 37, responded by taking a 5-2 lead in the second set.

But Katherine came back to claim the set 10-6 and deny Falkner what would have been a record fourth title.

For those of you that don’t know her: we are proud to say that Katherine is a part of our valued catering team. Well done Katherine!


Congratulations Katherine

Katherine Rednall(England) wins the Ladies Junior Singles title to add to her Senior title. Katherine beat Carla Banks (Scotland) in the Final.

The recent WIBC Under 25 Bowls Championships was staged at Glasgow IBC in December 2016. Katherine won the ladies singles using Tiger II bowls.

For those of you that don’t know her: we are proud to say that Katherine is a part of our valued catering team

Well done Katherine!


£2,650 raised for Motor Neurone Disease Research

Felixstowe Ferry Golf Club raised an amazing £2,650 for Motor Neurone Disease Research. Pam Evans was inspired to fundraise for this charity during her year as Ladies Captain, in honour of her childhood friend, Rose Halls, who tragically died of the disease three years ago. The amount raised was the result of the generosity of members of the golf club and the hard work of the Lady members.


2016 Club Championship

Jimmy Price (4 handicap) became our Club Champion for the first time with two rounds of 70 for a four under par total of 140. For the third successive year, Ben Sayers (3) was runner up, with a score of 142 (71–71). Jimmy not only received the John Cook Trophy but also picked up the Kersey Cup for the best nett score of 132 (66 -66). Ben was also runner up in the nett competition with 136 (68 – 68). The championship was played over two days with 57 players entering, being cut to the top 40 and ties on day two.

Jimmy led the field after the first day with Paul Savage (5) and Ben hot on his heels, one shot behind. On the second day Paul was undone by a triple bogey on the 11th which finished his challenge, leaving Jimmy and Ben in a match play situation right up to the final hole, which both players parred, leaving Jimmy the winner by two shots.

Paul Waring showed just what he can do with the best round of the weekend, a second round score of 69, but 75 in the first round left him with too much to do and he had to settle for 3rd place.

The photograph shows Jimmy being presented with the trophies by club Vice-Captain, Steve Frost.


Haskell Tankard

In his first year as a senior golfer, four handicap Nigel Fosker became our Senior Champion with a score of 74 to win the Haskell Tankard. Runner up was Malcom Pook, also in his first year as a senior, with a score of 77. Nigel is a previous Club Champion and is a member of the Suffolk Golf Union Senior's team.

Steve Frost, our club vice-captain, won the Ralph Butterfield Salver for the best nett score with 87 - 19 - 68.

33 players competed for the trophies on a glorious sunny day.

The photograph shows Nigel and Steve with Club Captain, Allan Wells, after the presentation of the trophies.

Tolly Cobbold Cup

Felixstowe Tolly Team lose in a close, hard fought final against Rookery Park.

The Felixstowe Ferry Tolly team successfully reached the final of the Tolly Cobbold Cup which was played against Rookery Park but were unfortunately beaten in the final at Stowmarket on Sunday 28th August.

The team put up an excellent display against a very good Rookery Park team who reached the finals the year and at lunch time Felixstowe were 3 holes up.

In the afternoon Rookery Park played very well and most importantly over the last few holes proved too strong resulting in a 6 hole defeat for a very disappointed Felixstowe team. However on the day it was agreed the better team won.

Overall the Felixstowe team/squad performed extremely well in reaching the final and should be congratulated on results over the whole competition.

Especially as they only played one match at home, beating Flempton away, Ufford Park at home, Southwold away, and Gorleston in the semi final at Diss.
Well done to the team and hopefully next year we can go one step further and win it.

The Squad was David Bloom (Playing Captain), Ashley Veitch, Tony Burn, Mark Linney, Tony Goodman , Dean Mundy Andy Hunt , Dave Southgate ,Mark Flatman, Darren Dadswell, Peter Haworth, Mark Smith.


Holes in one

Our members have had a glut of holes in one in competitions this week.

The first was Tony Goodman who holed his tee shot at the 15th at Diss in the semi-final of the Tolly Cobbold Cup. This was swiftly followed three days later when both Jed Payce and Dave Pepper achieved the same feat on the 5th in the Midweek Stableford. Finally, just two days later, Tony Cook was representing the club in the Beaumont semi-final at Seckford when he holed his tee shot at the 11th.


Hole in one

Linda Whybrow a 16 handicapper, playing in the medal Golfer's shield competition today 7th July, got a HOLE IN ONE on the 12th Par 3 hole. This is 129 yard hole to be played over a wire fence and road. Linda used a 4 iron to achieve her hole in one and it was witnessed by a playing partner Sally Green.


Many Congratulations... both our Men’s and Ladies Teams:-

Men’s Teams

TheStenson Team had an excellent win at Waldringfield
The Tolly Team were successful at home against Ufford Park after a tense play off
The Beaumont Team beat Haverhill at home.

Ladies Teams

The Weston team are placed top of Division 2 having played all five of their matches, the last one beating Gorleston 5/0
Senior Shield team beat Stowmarket at Stowmarket and will play the Semi-final at Bun gay on 29th July, against Woodbridge
Stearn Trophy team won through to the next round, beating Newton Green at home 2/1. The next round is on 1st August, at home against Fyn Valley


Lady Captain’s Away Day

Pam Evans, our Lady Captain, organised the most incredible Away Day at Hintlesham Golf Club. The weather was perfect, with warm sunshine, the course was immaculate and the organisation of the whole day was superb.

It was a Gun Shot start with 48 ladies taking part and the day ended with an excellent two course meal, wine supplied by Pam’s very generous husband, Max and the Prize Giving.

Very Well Done Pam on a day to be remembered.


Seniors Championship

Felixstowe Ferry Golf Club is proud to announce that one of their Lady Golfers – ANN HARSTON – won the Seniors Championship playing at Stowmarket in the Suffolk Ladies County Championship. This was the first time that Ann had entered the competition and all at Felixstowe Ferry Golf Club would like to send her their Congratulations.


Ladies Senior Jubilee Shield

Felixstowe Ferry Golf Club’s Ladies have won the first round of the County’s Senior Jubilee Shield. The competition is for ladies of 24 handicap and under and is a four ball betterball competition.

On Friday 15th April, Felixstowe ladies travelled to Waldringfield and were delighted to win the match by 7 holes. (Hambro scoring)

Felixstowe will now meet Fynn Valley (away) the match having to be played by the end of May.

Well done to the Team – Pam Evans, Sheila Jarvis, Margaret Harrall, Alison Kemp, Pat Cofield, Wendy Wootton, Mo Pearson and Ann Maskell.

World Champion at Felixstowe Ferry Golf Club - January 2016

Katherine Rednall, one of our treasured catering staff, has this week become the World Match Play Mixed Pairs Bowls Champion.

Her partner was Darren Burnett from Scotland and they won by 2 sets to 0 against Julie Forrest and Alex Marshall

The scores for each set were 11 – 5 and 14 - 9.


November 2015

Paul Waring was nominated by the club for a Suffolk Sports Award in the Individual Achievement category following his wins in the European Deaf Golf Championship and Midland Youths Championship as well as his excellent performances in the English Men’s Amateur Championship and the Brabazon Trophy. He was short listed along with a gymnast and a cyclist.

He attended the awards ceremony at Trinity Park on Friday evening and we are delighted to inform members that Paul was successful and was presented with the award.

Congratulations, Paul, we are very proud of you.


Captain's Drive Ins

A grey, wet and very foggy Sunday morning saw the official start of the three new Captains years of duties at Felixstowe Ferry Golf Club.

A “Gun Shot” start competition had to be abandoned after playing one hole due to thick fog but the Drive In’s for both the Club Captain, Allan Wells and the Ladies Captain Pam Evans did take place. Pam is the first Lady Captain of the club who was actually born at Felixstowe Ferry.

Both Allan and Pam are very enthusiastic about their year in office and are already making plans for next year.

The Junior Captain Charlie Harris had his Drive In a little earlier and made an impressive Drive measuring 261 yards. 


Stenson Shield

Our team won the prestigious county inter-club scratch knock out trophy, the Stenson Shield, by defeating Ipswich in the final played at Diss.

The morning foursomes were played in persistent rain and at lunch the teams were level with 2 wins each. All the matches were won convincingly by either side with none getting past the 14th green.

The singles games were played in sunshine and were much closer. Paul Waring, Jimmy Price and Graham Wardley put three points on the board to Ipswich’s one point and Billy MacLeod scored an excellent half against county first team player, Josh Cottrell. The result of the match remained in the balance until Ben Sayers won his match with an eagle on the par 5 18th hole. Four and a half points were sufficient to ensure the victory and Neil Meadows shook hands with his opponent on the 18th fairway to half his match and make the score 7 – 5 in our favour. All our players contributed points to the team score.

It was a superb performance by the team and, as well as the players who were selected for the final, much credit also goes to Team Manager Nigel Fosker and his assistant Jerry Fowler and to the players who had played in previous rounds.



Ben Sayers and Billy MacLeod lost to Josh Cottrell and Connor James 5 and 4

Paul Waring and Mark Fosker beat Paul Barnard and Chris Bye 8 and 6

Neil Meadows and John Blackmore lost to Jordan Nelli and Andy Collett 6 and 4

Graham Wardley and Rhodri Harston beat Shaun Gordon and Dan Hedges 6 and 4.


Waring beat Gordon 3 and 2

Harston lost to Barnard two down

MacLeod halved with Cottrell

Sayers beat Collett one up

Jimmy Price beat Nelli 2 and 1

Meadows halved with James Tyler

Fosker lost to James 3 and 2;

Wardley beat Hedges 6 and 5.

Photo shows the team with the President of the Suffolk Golf Union, Phil Platten, after the presentation.


First Hole-in-One

Pam Evans playing a social game at Thorpeness on Tuesday 11 August with a group of her friends from the Warren (her former club) scored her first hole in one. We understand that that the group celebrated with Champagne. Congratulations Pam! We wish you many more, preferably at Felixstowe were we can join in the celebratory drink. 


The Haskell Cup

The final match is being played at Aldeburgh on Sunday 23rd August. This event clashes with our Coronation Cup, which is very well supported. If you are not involved in the Coronation Cup please consider a trip up to Aldeburgh. Our Ladies, Amanda and Jo, have done us proud again, and would really appreciate (and deserve!) your support. 


The Stearn Trophy

The Ladies team scored a memorable victory over Aldeburgh played on Monday 3rd August at Felixstowe. This is a team of three pairs playing a foursome format in 36 hole games. With the first game going to Felixstowe and the last game going to Aldeburgh it was all down to the middle game. Alice Wan and Sue Bowler were 2 holes down after 27 holes. The stood resolutely to the task and were all square leading to the 30th. They then won the first four holes of the back six to win their game 4&2 and sealed a place in the semi-final for the team. Well done everybody and good luck in the next round.

Semi-Final vs Stowmarket on Monday 7th Sept at Ufford Park G C .


The Stenson Shield

This is the premier men’s Scratch Competition for club teams in Suffolk. Following the win over Bury St Edmunds in the Quarter Final our team moves on to the semi-final. Team selection is never straight forward as not all our squad have been available for all the dates. We are indebted to Nigel Fosker, Jerry Fowler and their helpers for putting together successful teams from the players available. We are fortunate have depth in a strong squad to aid this process.

Semi-finals ‘v’ Haverhill on Sat. 22 Aug at Stowmarket 9.30 Tee-off


The Beaumont Trophy

on Monday this week, in hot and humid conditions, our team fought and won a tough game in their Semi-final round against Hintlesham G.C. at the Seckford Club. Chris Pearson’s decision to play in the team was justified as the outcome shows. The support given to the Beaumont team, see below, had the effect of intimidating the opposition.

Our opponents were under observation by our supporters for every shot they took. Let us make Haverhill feel as they are playing at Felixstowe by supporting our team in numbers.

Photo Courtesy of Peter White

Felixstowe Ferry won by 4 holes, The results were: 
Chris Pearson and Dave Pepper won 4 up
Mike Hammond and Alan Wells lost 2 down
Tom Govan and John Shiells won 3 up
Steve Frost and Viv Davies lost 1 down
Final vs Bury St Edmunds, at Ufford on Thurs 10th Sept


Captain’s “Ladies Day”

On a bright warm but breezy day at the end of July, a high number of Ladies turned out to play qualifying rounds in this event.

Forty five Ladies played 18 holes on the Martello Course and a further 14 played a nine hole round on the Kingsfleet

The two groups stopped briefly for refreshments in the Conservatory – proseco & orange with cakes made by Megan . 

They and got together again for Lunch and the following Presentation of Prizes

Winners were as follows:
Martello Competitions
Individual Prizes: 
1st Sylvia Jarvis. 39 pts.
2nd Maureen Pearson. 36 pts. ocb.
3rd Libby Bate. 36 pts. ocb.

5th Sue Bowler,
12th Nicky Bennett, (see photo)
18th(2nd Shot) Sally Green 

Team Prize: Wendy Wootton, Rose Stollery, and Di Griffiths. 89 pts

Kingsfleet Individual Prizes 
1st Jo Moore (see photo) 23pts
2nd Carol Seaman 19pts
3rd Kim Coulson 17 pts
4th Barbara Hooker 16pts

Captain’s ladies Day & Captains Day Pictures kindly contributed by Stephen Frost


Captain's Day

The bright sun of August 1st shone down on 123 golfers competing in the ‘Captain’s Day’ tournament to win the Captain’s Prize and have their name added to an Honours board inside the Felixstowe Ferry Golf Club lounge.

Twenty-one Ladies followed the men on the Tee to play a “Stableford Waltz” fun team competition and to add a bit of ‘glamour’ to the day.

In this well supported annual event the Club Captain used the opportunity to raise money and publicity for PARKINSON’SUK, which is the charity chosen for 2015, by both by the Captain, Keith Gilbert and the Ladies Captain, Hilary Moss.

Ladies Vice Captain, Pam Evans, Keith Gilbert, Hilary Moss

The event saw prizes for individual and team scores in both low and high handicap categories, together with special prizes for the over 65’s. For this event the Competition entrance fees are donated to the charity fund. 

The over all winner of the event was John Foord with an excellent score of 43 points, a score he shared with three other competitors but was selected as the Captain’s Champion on the count-back rule which is used to resolve ties.

The Category 1 Winner was Paul Savage 43 pts ocb, and the Category 2 winner was Malcolm Makinson 41 pts. 

The team winners were Malcolm Pook, Roger Smith and Ian Caldwell with an aggregate team score of 108 pts. 

The ladies 12-hole team competition was won by Molly Gillingwater, Sue Bowler and Wendy Wakeford with a “Waltz” score of 47 points.

A charity raffle, run by volunteers, raised further funds. The total raised, from all sources on the day, was £980. Thanks to everyone who supported this event.


Club Championship 25th/26th July 2015

Seventy two players competed in the Felixstowe Ferry Club Championship for the John Cook Trophy which was played over the weekend of 25th / 26th July in very unseasonal weather. On the first day there was a very strong wind (even for Felixstowe Ferry!) and, for the 40 players to ‘make the cut’, the majority of the second day was played in persistent rain and wind.

After the first round Billy McLeod led the field with an excellent level par 72, one ahead of Ben Sayers, two ahead of Graham Wardley and four ahead of 2013 champion, Paul Sayers. On the second day Macleod, Ben Sayers and Wardley, playing together, needed to birdie the final hole to match the score of 152 (76 – 76) posted in the clubhouse by Ben’s father, Paul Sayers. None could achieve it, leaving Paul as champion and his son in second place. Billy Macleod finished third and Graham Wardley fourth. 

The Kersey Cup for the best nett score over 36 holes was won by 17 handicap, Will Jewkes, with a nett score of 139 (69 – 70). 

For the first time the Seniors Championship was integrated into the competition, with the first round score to count. Chris Veitch, who was club champion in 1986, won on countback from John Mayhew, with a score of 84. 

John Cook Trophy (gross) – Paul Sayers 152 (76 – 76) Ben Sayers 153 ocb (75 – 78) Billy Macleod 153 (72 – 81) 

Kersey Cup (nett) – Will Jewkes 139 (69 – 70) Ben Sayers 145 (71 – 74) Paul Sayers 148 (74 – 74) 

Seniors Championship – Chris Veitch 84 (ocb) John Mayhew 84 

Photos show Club Captain, Keith Gilbert, presenting the trophies to Paul Sayers (in shorts) Will Jewkes (grey trousers) and Chris Veitch (jacket).

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