Local rivalry took centre stage on Sunday as Belfairs and Southend golf clubs contested the Roger Foreman Trophy. Played twice yearly in the Spring and Autumn, the greensomes competition adheres to the best sporting traditions and is enjoyed by all regardless of the result. It was, however, a win for Belfairs, beating their host 12 points to 4 to retain the trophy won in April. The Woodhouse Tall Trophy is an individual competition played between the captains and vice captains of the respective clubs and it was another victory for Belfairs as Chris Shawyer and Ian Mudie won 5&4 against their Southend counterparts Dave Burgess and Chris Kirby.
Two medals were contested by the ladies last week with Joan Smith (74) taking the first and Sue Meddle (77) winning a closely fought second on countback from runner-up Andrea Clarke (77) and Joan Howroyd (78) third.
On Sunday, Mark Duguid and Steve Bucke took on Baz Patel and Steve Mann in the Summer Fourball final. A closely contested morning round left Duguid and Bucke just 1 down and a fine birdie by Bucke at the first hole in the afternoon promised a close battle for the trophy. However, at the fifth hole Mann and Patel took advantage of a chip in birdie from the latter and from there built an unassailable lead to win on the 12th, 8&6