Echo Report 25th August: KENNEDY CUP; MEDALS; D. CONDIE TROPHY
The prestigious Kennedy Cup, played over 36 holes, was decided on Sunday with Ray Jones emerging the winner from Ray Beadell and third placed Harry Smith. Leader after the first round was Graham Jones whose nett 65 put him 2 shots clear of the field, but he failed to capitalise on his lead and namesake Ray overcame the blustery conditions in the second round to card a fine 67 and overall 137. Beadell and Smith both finished with 140, but Beadell took the runner-spot on countback.
In the weekend medals, club captain Chris Shawyer carded a nett 65 to comfortably win the Saturday medal and Nicholas Mounsey took Sunday's event with a nett 64.
|Saturday Medal||Sunday Medal|
|1||Chris Shawyer||86||21||65||1||Nicholas Mounsey||76||12||64|
|2||Phil Hance||93||20||73||2||Peter Mahoney||79||13||66|
|3||Harry Smith||88||15||73||3||Ray Jones||82||15||67|
In the ladies section It was a double triumph for Terri Hirons taking both the D Condie and the August medal.
|D. Condie Trophy||August Medal|
|1||Terri Hirons||40||pts||1||Teresa Hirons||98||23||75|
|2||Joan Howroyd||33||pts||2||Mandy Moir||97||21||76|
|3||Hazel Webber||32||pts||73||3||Joan Howroyd||111||29||82|
All club competition results and handicap list can be viewed here
Echo Report 18rh August: BELFAIRS OPEN; LADIES CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP; BRONZE CHAMPIONSHIP; LADY CAPTAIN's DAY
Belfairs Golf Course celebrated its 90th anniversary on Saturday and the occasion was marked by glorious weather and an Open Competition attracting over 60 players from Belfairs and Southend Golf Clubs, Southend Borough Council and members of the public. The overall winner with 45 points was Belfairs member Dave Buddle who was presented with a commemorative tankard by Ian Brown from Southend Borough Council.
The ladies section held their Club Championship and Sue Meddle is the new champion winning from runner-up Alex Meddle and third placed Mandy Moir. Mandy also featured prominently in two other events last week, taking first place in the Bronze Championship and then winning the Lady Captain’s Day competition. Full results:
Ladies Club Championship
Ladies Bronze Championship
Lady Captains Day
Echo Report 4th August: MEMORIAL TROPHY; SINGLE STABLEFORD; WINDFALL TROPHY; DAILY MAIL FOURSOMES
A nett 66 took the Memorial Trophy in fine style for Ray Beadell last week, winning comfortably from Mark Gopy (69) in second and Richard Mounsey (71) in third.
In the single stableford, Alan Berry (37) made an overdue return to form to take first place from Alex Tindell (36) and third placed Hugh Brown (31).
The Windfall Trophy was contested by the ladies and 31 points was enough for Andrea Clarke to take first place from runner-up Susan Meddle (29) and Linda Wellham (28) in third.
Baz Patel and Lawrence Schooley’s tremendous run in the Daily Mail Foursomes finally came to an end at Bedford on Saturday with the home side still requiring a last gasp putt on the 18th to secure victory. Patel and Schooley reached the last 64 from an original 190,000 entrants and congratulations go to both for a remarkable achievement.
Echo Report 14th July: CAPTAINS DAY; MONTHLY MEDALS; DAILY MAIL FOURSOMES
Sunday 3rd July: CAPTAIN'S DAY RESULTS
|Overall:||Photo's from Captain's Day can be viewed here|
|Front 9||Kevin Gough|
|Back 9||Baz Patel|
|Nearest pin in 2 (9th)||Ian Mudie|
|1st||Joan Howroyd & Ian Douglas||27|
|2nd||Terri Hirons & Frank Howroyd||25|
Echo Report 23rd June: HAROLD FOREMAN TROPHIES; PING 4BBB STABLEFORD
It was Harold Foreman week at Belfairs as the men and ladies contested their seperate versions of the Trophy.
In a close finish at the weekend, a nett 69 from Andy Nash was just enough to secure the win from runner-up Ray Beadell (70) and third placed Ian Douglas (70).
In the ladies competition, it was Terri Hirons (78) who emerged the winner, beating Hazel Webber (79) into second with Joan Smith (79) in third.
On Thursday, the Ping 4BBB Stableford resulted in a comfortable win for Andrea Clarke and Sue Meddle (38) from second placed Joan Howroyd and Linda Wellham (33) with Tish Askins and Gloria Goldring (31) in third.
Echo Report 9th June: STROKEPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP; DAILY MAIL FOURSOMES
Despite the glorious sunshine, a strong breeze and thick rough made scoring very difficult in the Strokeplay Championship on Sunday and it was Russell Johnson who prevailed in the conditions to take the honours. Leading the field after the morning round with an 81, Johnson improved in the afternoon to card a 78 (159) and win comfortably from runner-up Baz Patel (171) and third-placed Steve Mann (171).
Playing at home on Saturday, Patel and partner Lawrence Schooley recorded their fourth consecutive win in the Daily Mail Foursomes, this time beating Crondon Park 2 up. The tournament is now regarded as the greatest amateur golfing event in the world with more than 190,000 players competing in their club qualifying rounds and the Belfairs pair now go into the 5th round draw as one of the remaining 128 clubs.
Echo Report 26th May: CHARITY CUP; MID-WEEK MEDAL; JANUARY MEDALS
Harry Smith showed little charity to his opponents taking both the Mid-Week medal and Charity Cup in the space of 10 days. A nett 67 won the medal for Smith finishing ahead of Ian Douglas (71) and Neil Arends (72) and a 1 shot cut in handicap did not stop him from carding a nett 70 to comfortable win the Charity Cup from runners-up Richard Mounsey (75) and Ron Murray (75).
The postponed January medals were decided last week and on Friday it was the turn of new member Ian Douglas to make his mark with a fine 67 to beat Frank Howroyd (70) with Harry Smith (72) in third. Douglas also featured in Saturday’s event, this time finishing third behind winner Lawrence Schooley (68) and Ray Jones (70). Nicholas Mounsey (67) recorded victory in the Sunday medal with a win from Andrew Nash (70) and Richard Mounsey (73).
Echo Report 19th May: GORST BOWL; MONTHLY MEDALS: DAILY MAIL FOURSOMES; LADIES COMPETITIONS
The annual Committee Outing took place last week and this year’s event was won with a fine performance by Jon Watson, scoring 39 points to take the overall competition. Past and present committee members competed for the Gorse Bowl and club captain Chris Shawyer took the honour with 36 points to just prevail from runner-up Steve Bucke (35) and third placed Mark Duguid (34). Joan Smith comfortably secured the ladies prize with 34 points.
In the Southgate-Brown Cleek difficult conditions contributed to high scoring over the 36 holes of strokeplay, but the consistent Ray Beadell (151) overcame the problems to win from Robin Fagg (153) and Neil Arends (156).
In the monthly medals, Friday’s event was won by new member Ian Douglas (71) with countback deciding Ron Murray (73) as runner-up and Mike Wellham in third (73). Alex Tindell’s 67 secured Saturday’s medal from Barry Meddle (71) and Harry Smith (73) and on Sunday, Baz Patel (67) took the honours and was promptly rewarded with a 1-shot cut. Steve Bucke (71) and Mark Duguid (71) shared the minor placings.
Patel also featured in another fine performance last week as he and partner Lawrence Schooley extended their run to three consecutive victories in the Daily Mail Foursomes with an emphatic 4&3 home win against Thorpe Hall.
The ladies section was also busy as Sue Meddle continued her recent run of good form with victory in the medal, her nett 72 enough to beat Hazel Webber (74) into second and Andrea Clarke (76) into third.
Hazel Webber ‘s week ended on a high, beating Teresa Hirons to win the Belfairs Challenge Cup and also taking the Beryl Newton Trophy with victory over Linda Wellham.
Husband and wife combination, Frank and Joan Howroyd, enjoyed a comfortable win in the E. Dale Jones Foursomes.
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