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


OF Newmarket Supper Report - 20th May 2011
Peter Golding reports:
The Newmarket Supper was held at the Rutland Arms Hotel, Newmarket on Friday 20th May. Clive Norton spoke on behalf of The College from the prospective of a master. Simon Dougherty was in the chair and updated us on matters relating to OFs.

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The Lion, The Lizard and The Wardrobe
Rifle Club
A new star has been discovered in the ever-brightening  constellation called Oheffarrcee.  Its name is Kim. This brilliant constellation can be need in the evening sky above Bisley and its stellar components are beaming with glory.
And a lot of smugness.
For this year is a special year in the annals of the OFRC. Like a Khanate of the Golden Horde we have put all opposition, new and old, to the sword.
Gibbering and blubbing for mercy, even the mighty Bedfordians were reduced to the merely ordinary as the triumphant Frams picked up the Lion trophy in its inaugural year.

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OF Golfing Irregulars Hold-off Strong Ipswichian Challenge
The ninth annual golfing battle between Norman Porter's OF team and Karl Daniels' OI team took place at Woodbridge Golf Club yesterday.  The OFs went into this feeling pretty confident - after all, they were 6-2 up in the series.  However, Karl's men had obviously been drilled and coached extensively, and the six sets of Four-Ball-Better-Ball were all closely fought right to the final green.  There was nervousness about the result, on both sides, as we sat down to dinner - the two captains playing their cards close to their chests - and palpable relief when Karl announced that the result was a draw.

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Essex Supper - Thursday April 28th
This year’s Essex Supper was held on Thursday April 28th at the Warren Golf Club, Woodham Walter. (The day having been changed from its usual Friday, because of a conflict with the Royal Wedding the following day). The Warren Clubhouse is a conversion of an old timbered Essex Barn dating from 1744, complete with original beams in the Dining room. It is surrounded by mature trees and natural streams, the golf course forming part of it.

Some played golf in the morning or afternoon before the evening meal, taking advantage of the Club’s offer of an £18 round, which was a very generous offer and much appreciated by those who played.

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First Solo Album for Laura Wright
Laura Wright's first solo album, following on from her chart success with All Angels, will be released on 4th July 2011*, and will be available from all good record stores and online.  Called, "The Last Rose", the album is a collection of English folk songs, accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and with musical compositions and arrangements by John Rutter, Patrick Hawes and Paul Mealor (whose composition "Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal" was included in the recent Royal Wedding and is included on this album).

You can read more about this story, and some of Laura’s other recent exploits, in this College Website article.

 * The release date has been revised, and is now expected to be 25th July 2011.

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Back on fire! OF shooters in double silverware scoop
Rifle Club Bisley Correspondent Steve McDowell provides two reports on two recent matches in his usual inimitable style:

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OFGS Grafton Morrish Tournament 2011
Golf Society The OFGS team played with St Lawrence at Knole Park Golf Club, Sevenoaks in the South East regional qualifying round on Saturday 14 May. The team of Gavin Cowell, Charlie Plunkett, Alex Cameron, Robin Anderton, Michael Spencer and Martin Lamb scored 73 points, only failing to qualify by 3 points for the knock out stages. The stars of the team, with an excellent score of 28 points, were Michael, a late call up, and Martin.

The format of scratch foursomes off the back tees on a testing course is quite a challenge and it is hoped that the OFGS will be able to put out a younger and stronger team next year and possibly repeat  the success of qualifying in 2007.

Inaugural OF Football Match
Teddy Harrington (S 05-10), one of our SOF Moreau Leaving Scholars, has once again demonstrated his energy and enthusiasm for organising sporting and social events. Towards the end of last year, he set up an OF Rugby event (Of Suffolk XV v OF Rest of the World XV) which gained huge support but sadly had to be cancelled because of the pre-Christmas ice and snow.

Undeterred, Teddy is now organising, and recruiting players and spectators for, an OF v OF football match (once again, Suffolk OFs v Rest of the World OFs), to be held at the College on Saturday 16th July 2011.

Latest Update: If you haven't already done so, please contact Teddy by 28th June if you're interested in playing or spectating. For contact details click on Read More.

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OFGS Spring Meeting Report - 2011
Golf Society The OFGS Spring Meeting took place for the second time at Royal Worlington & Newmarket Golf Club on Thursday, 5 May. The weather was fine, if a little chilly at times, and the course, always testing, was in excellent condition. The catering was first class and we were well looked after by the secretary and his staff.


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OF Golfers Lose to Merchiston at Halford Hewitt
Golf Society On Thursday, 7th April we were drawn to play against Merchiston, a very strong Scottish school and three time past winners of the Cup, in the first round at Royal St George’s Golf Club, venue for this year’s Open Championship. It was always going to be a very tough match, particularly as Richard Graves, John  Wybar and Patrick Spraggs were unavailable.

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