CLACTON Golf Club are celebrating a special achievement in their 125th anniversary year - a first-ever success in the Munro Foursomes competition.

The contest is played off scratch and although the lowest lady handicap golfers are selected, the club have only ever progressed to the quarter-finals before and that was in the mid-1990s.

However, that changed this year thanks to a stunning effort by Katy Yates and Faye Trigg and reserve Denise Pink.

All matches are played on neutral courses.

Yates and Trigg met Thorpe Hall in the first round at Benton Hall and won 2&1.

Round two saw Trigg pair with Pink against Stapleford Abbotts at Gosfield, winning 5&4.

Trigg and Pink then played Garon Park at Braintree, winning two-up in round three.

Warley Park were the opponents in the quarter-final, with Yates and Trigg winning 6&5.

A tough encounter followed in the semi-final, against Colchester at Frinton.

Both teams had the upper hand at certain times, but Clacton held their nerve and came through 2&1.

The final is a 36-hole match and although Clacton went up in the early stages, the match was all-square after 18 holes.

Chelmsford started strongly in the afternoon but Clacton drew level, only to go down on the 33rd hole to a birdie two.

Chelmsford were now beginning to look favourites but a rare missed putt on the 35th hole put the score back to all-square.

Clacton played a fantastic 36th hole to grasp the win and complete an excellent final between four very competent lady golfers.

Elsewhere, Steven Page won the Canny Ryall Vase with a nett score of 66.

In second place on countback was Paul Euston, also with nett 66, and in third was Jake Wells with nett 67.

Christine Crossfield not only won Medal Seven this week but also the Carol Finch Trophy.

In the process she reduced her handicap.