HEAD greenkeeper Alan Smith and deputy head greenkeeper Graham Hipkin are both celebrating 40 years of dedicated service to Clacton Golf Club.

The duo are pictured being presented with a gift from the club and a bottle of champagne from club chairman Bert Foster.

They were thanked for their hard work over the decades.

Meanwhile, Clacton held their first mixed Turkey Shoot competition of the year and the winner was Steve Chignell, who won on countback with 40 points.

He was followed in a close second, also with 40 points, by Steve Yates.