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College & OF History: 1975-2000
Into the Third Millennium
Framlingham College...
By John Maulden

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OF Golfers busy at Aldeburgh
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David Turnbull, OFGS Hon. Sec. writes: “The day following the Autumn meeting at Aldeburgh there was the annual match against Aldeburgh Golf Club. It was keenly contested with our hosts Aldeburgh once again coming out on top. Clearly home advantage had told once more, but the match was much closer than the result suggests with three games being decided in home favour by a single hole. Click here to read my report on the match again Aldeburgh."

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OFGS Autumn Meeting 2015
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The meeting was held in bright sunny conditions on Friday, 11th September at Aldeburgh Golf Club. They were looked after superbly as usual by the host club and enjoyed playing on a course in excellent condition. The lunch was even more enjoyable than usual as Norman Porter, organiser of the winning Runyard Trophy team, had brought along a double magnum of fine claret which had been presented to them on the previous Monday at Thetford GC.

Read the full story on who won what and who just enjoyed a great day out here along with lots of pictures taken in glorious weather.

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Christina Johnston sings for Chinese Vice President in Shanghai
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After a successful and busy summer, Christina (V01-06) and the famous Boni Pueri, Czech Boy's Choir were invited by the President of Czech Republic, Miloš Zeman and the Chinese government to sing in China for the 70th Anniversary of the end of World War II.

Read her full update and photos here .

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GB Selection Crowns Best Ever Year for OFRC
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Our Bisley Correspondent Steve McDowell (G82-86) has sent in this report of a remarkable year.

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OFRC stalwart publishes first novel – and he’s only 81
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It’s never too late, so they say, and this has been proven by the OF Rifle Club’s most senior member Neil Joy (R47-51), whose first novel has hit the bookshelves at the tender age of just 81. ‘Servatur Gaiae’ (Gaia’s Saviour) by "Jonathon Rafferty" is published by London-based Austin Macauley and hits the shelves this week.

Read more here .

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Memorial service - John Ives (G42-50)
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UPDATE : A memorial service to celebrate the life of John Ives (G42-50) was held at Framlingham College, on Saturday 5th September at 2:30pm in the College Chapel. You can read the Eulogy and see the Order of Service here.

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Arctic Adventure Lecture
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Adventure-minded OFs of all generations may be interested in a talk to be held in the Headmaster Porter Theatre on Thursday 29th October at 7.00 for 7.30 pm. The talk is part of this autumn’s Framsoc programme.

An item in the Daily Telegraph on May 30th described how Alec Greenwell (son of Sir Edward Greenwell) and Ed Cooper recently followed in the footsteps of Alec’s Great Uncle, David Haig-Thomas*, who travelled 250 miles across Greenland in 1938. Sir Ranulph Fiennes was a patron of their expedition.

Alec and Ed will talk about their travels from North West Greenland to Ellesmere Island and Haig-Thomas Island, having embarked on this arctic adventure which pushed them to the limit, both spiritually and mentally. They faced temperatures of minus 40 degrees, and the threat of bear attack.

The talk is in aid of a special new bell for Cretingham Church to mark centenary of WW1, a project close to the heart of OF Vice President Robert Mayhew, who is a member of the PCC. Tickets are £12-50 from Pamela Pinner (01728685406).

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Patrick Spraggs (G04-09) now wins Suffolk Open in addition to Suffolk PGA and Eastern Counties Championship
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FURTHER SUCCESS : Patrick has now won the Michael Faraday Cup as Suffolk Open champion for the third time in his career. He had two rounds of one over par 71 to force a play-off with Robert Salter which he won at the fifth extra hole at Haverhill. He won in 2010 and 2011 as an amateur at Stowmarket. Patrick is in his 2nd year as a trainee PGA Assistant a Professional at Woodbridge GC and is aiming towards competing in the Europro tour 2016. He is seeking sponsors to assist him on his exciting journey, offering them advertising on his apparel, golf equipment and car! Read full report here.

UPDATE: Patrick has now just become Eastern Region Champion. He is now two away from the BMW PGA at Wentworth next year with McIlroy etc.

Original Story : Congratulations to Patrick Spraggs (G04-09) on winning the Suffolk PGA Championship at Stowmarket Golf Club on Thursday 14th May. Patrick had rounds of 68 (-1) and 71 (+2) to win by 2 shots. He also won the Trainees Championship. Despite a triple bogey in his morning round, he finished with 3 straight birdies to lead the field by two shots and a steady afternoon round, saw him seal victory. Patrick has now won all 3 of the Suffolk Major titles: Amateur, Open and PGA.

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OF President of Suffolk Show
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Terry Hunt (K68-75) had the great honour of being President of the Suffolk Show this year. He said: “My wife Jane and I had two hugely enjoyable, whirlwind days in the sunshine, meeting hundreds of people, all of whom seemed to having a great time. As someone who grew up in the heart of the Suffolk countryside, and first attended the Show more than 50 years ago, to be President is a huge privilege.”

Terry's role as President of the Suffolk Agricultural Association (SAA), which organises the county show, is for one year until February 2016 – click to see some photos here . Away from the Show, Terry is playing a part in the SAA's educational crusade, to build greater awareness of farming among today's schoolchildren. This has included a new initiative called Tractors in Schools, in which more than 60 Suffolk farmers took their tractors into primary school playgrounds.

In his "day job'' Terry is Editor-in-Chief at Archant Suffolk, which includes the editorship of the EADT and Ipswich Star newspapers.

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Christina wows at Summit
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Christina Johnston-Myachin (V01-06) has once again been singing at a summit in Prague, this time attended by health ministers and the vice President of China. Here is a link to and an article in the East Anglian Daily Times . She has also recently performed on Czech TV see link .

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