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Competition Report, 9th April 2017

64 vets turned out for the April Medal on a fine sunny morning. The winner of the gold division was Eric Hoffman with net 71 with Roland Hughes in second place with the same score but beaten on count back. The silver division was won by John Main with net 69, with Dave Powell beating Tom Nugent on count back for second place, both with net 70. Keith Whipp had the best round of the day to win the bronze division with net 67, with Colin Place beating Ron Adlington on count back for second place, both with net 71.

The ladies played a combined stable ford which was won by Jane Ash and Daphne Traveller with 68 points. Jennine Pook and Jean Perrott were second with 62 points, beating Carol Plato and Glenis Adlington on count back.

The men’s senior team met very strong opposition at Upminster and were defeated by 7 games to 2, with one game halved, in the first round of the Essex Seniors team competition.
The men’s Jubilee Cup team had a very close match against Thorpe Hall with the result decided by the final shot in the last game which resulted in a halved game for Ted Layton and Geoff Valentine and a 5 – 4 victory in favour of Forrester Park. Paul Messenger helped the cause with a hole in one on the 11th hole.

Competition Report, 2nd April 2017

The vets played a team game, a Florida Scramble, which was won by Dave Hannan, Michael Fogg, Reg Brunt and Bryan Bowring with a score of 62.7. David Skeggs, Roland Hughes, Terry Drew and John Abrey were second with 63.0 and Danny Plato, Peter Murrell, Mark Lavine and John Bloomfield third with 63.6.

The ladies played a flag competition where they play around the course to get as far as they can with their allotted shots, based on their handicaps. The winners were Jo Dixon, who started on the first tee and ran out of shots halfway up the 18th hole and Jane Ash, who started on the 10th hole and, reached the 9th green.

The men’s Sunday competition was a divisional medal competition and, with fine conditions, scoring was good. Brian Corderoy was the winner of the gold division with net 66; Ian Bentham and Jason Bezant were 2nd and 3rd with net 67 and net 68 respectively. Mike Owen won the silver division with net 69, beating Geoff Valentine and Steve Barraclough on count back. Dale Rayner scored net 65, the best round on the day, to win the bronze division from Bas Patel net 67 and Graham net 68.

Competition Report, 26th March 2017

The vets played a medal competition for the Jock Morrison Shield. This was won by Dick Yelland with a score of net 68, with Dave Curtis on the same score, but beaten on count back. Brian Littlewood was third with net 70.Other prize winners were Ron Adlington net 71, Ted Moulds net 72and Tony Goble net 73.

The men’s Sunday competition was won by Gerard Burfitt with 39 points. Jeff Parker was 2nd with 38 points and Dave Brooker 3rd with 37 points.

The men’s team had a good win against Rayleigh in the first round of Essex County Norman Plum competition, winning both the home and away legs.


Colin Loveridge