CLACTON Golf Club enjoyed a week-long celebration to mark their 125th anniversary.

To start proceedings, junior captain Katy Yates welcomed the juniors from Colchester Golf Club for the last league match in this year’s Essex Golf Union Youth Shield.

Clacton needed to win to proceed to the quarter-finals and they managed just that.

Yates won her match 4&3, Jake Wells won one-up, Josh Bethell won 5&3, Wilf Elliott won 2&1 and newest member Harvey Bell, whose handicap is 15.4, playing against an opponent with a handicap of 6.6, lost 5&3.

Clacton must now wait to find out who they play in the quarter-finals.

Later in the day, the club's juniors played their July Stableford and the winner was Max Wright, with 40 points.

In second was Liam Leech, with 38, and in third was Henry Goodwin, with 37.

Next, 120 golfers turned out to compete for the £250 first prize in the Captain's Prize event.

The winner of this stableford competition was Simon Thomas, with 46 points from his 13 handicap.

In second was Jamie Carter, with 41 from his 13 handicap, on countback from third-placed William Kyle Senior.

Clacton seniors' captain John Kemp welcomed 80 competitors to his Captain's Day.

The winner of the 18-hole stableford was Terry Musselwhite, with 43 points from his 26 handicap.

In second was Alan Waddup, with 41 points from his 11 handicap, and in third was Jeffrey Headicar, with 40 points from his 20 handicap.

Nearest the pin winners: Second hole - Ray Fage; Fifth hole - Nigel Martin; Seventh hole - Brian Langmead; 15th hole - Jim O'Donahug; 17th hole - Alan Waddup.

Nearest the pin with his second shot at the 12th hole was past captain Joe Middleton.

Lady captain Di Kedge held her 125th Anniversary Day.

Forty-eight lady members took part.

The lady captain's prize went to a young lady with just over a year's golfing experience, Erica Beaumont, with 40 points.

In second was Cath Fage, with 36, on countback from third-placed Angela Barratt.

In fourth was Fiona Cope, with 35.

Nearest the pin winners: Second hole - Sue Carter; Seventh hole - Judy Speck; 15th hole - Lin Euston.

Clacton's societies - The Pheasants, The Jury, The Mugs and The Swindle - held a mass competition day and then past captain Peter Cross welcomed invited captains of clubs from across Essex for a Special Friends Day.

On Saturday morning, Clacton's 18-hole course was ready as 140 golfers assembled at their pre-arranged starting tees for the first playing of the Michael Goodwin Cup.

At the end of this singles stableford competition, it was announced that past captain Tony Stevens was the winner with 46 points.

In second was Keelan Stanton, with 44, and in third was David Newton, with 41, on countback from Paul Dove, Tom Redfern and Nick Heffer.

Saturday night was party night, with nearly 500 members and family attending for live music, a hog roast and barbecue and finally a spectacular fireworks display.

Sunday was dedicated to children with the 18th fairway taken over by bouncy castles and all sorts of entertainment, including sandcastles in the bunker.

Chairman Bert Foster expressed his thanks and appreciation to all members and staff and for working so hard to make the celebrations a resounding success.