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.
IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL MEMBERS 25th April
All England Golf have decided that the winter rules for 2016 will be extended
until the end of May 2016. Therefore you may pick and place for another month.
Belfairs Cup Qualifier
(male members only)
Please note the above Qualifier may also be played on Wednesday the 27th April,
the other dates are Friday 29th Saturday 30th and Sunday 1st May - these
3 dates are also the medal days.
Echo Report 28th April: ROGER FOREMAN SHIELD; MID-WEEK MEDAL; SINGLE STABLEFORD; LADIES VETERANS TROPHY & TRUST STABLEFORD
The Spring renewal of the Roger Foreman Shield was played on Sunday and in another closely fought, but very sporting contest, Belfairs retained the trophy beating Southend GC 9 ½ - 6 ½.
David Watson’s nett 68 (90-22) secured the Mid-Week Medal with consistent Neil Arends (89-20=69) in the runner-up spot and Mike Wellham (90-19=71) in third.
Rick Chadwick made a welcome return to competitive golf and his 36 points was enough to take the single stableford with Chris Shawyer (30) in second place and Ray Jones third (28).
In the ladies section, Susan Meddle carded a nett 72 to take the Veterans Trophy from runner-up Hazel Webber (74) and third placed Christine Berry (87). In the Trust Stableford, Andrea Clarke comfortably captured first place with 30 points with Mandy Moir (25) taking second on countback from Terri Hirons (25)
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