Echo Report 31st March: WINTER PAIRS FINALS, SINGLE BOGEY
Inter-club competition finally got underway with Belfairs competing against Langdon Hills in round 1 of the Essex Senior Championship. In a match played in the best sporting tradition, Belfairs put in a good performance, but it was the home team that took the honours eventually winning 7-4.
Two gold leaf events reached their conclusion last week with Brian Harvey and Frank Howroyd taking the Mid-Week Pairs with a 6&5 victory over Dave Slater and Neil Arends, followed by victory in the Winter Fourball final for Kevin Gough and Andrew Nash beating Steve Mann and Baz Patel 6&4.
Patel quickly gained some compensation by winning the Single Bogey competition, winning 4 up from Chris Shawyer (+3) and Ray Jones (+3)
Essex Seniors Team Championship 22nd March
|Gary Kirby||12||3&2||1||Trevor Innard||12||0|
|Bernie Tucker||10||0||Rod Hall||9||6&5||1|
|Gavin Anderson||12||0||Steve Bucke||12||6&4||1|
|Gary Flemming||8||5&4||1||Tony Ball||18||0|
|Mick Brooks||8||halved||1/2||Chris Shawyer||18||halved||1/2|
|Dave Walsh||8||4&3||1||John Gregory||16||0|
|Phil Chick||13||halved||1/2||Frank Howroyd||11||halved||1/2|
|Mike Delaney||10||4&3||1||Peter Gregory||18||0|
|Ian Bainbridge||9||0||Baz Patel||18||2&1||1|
|Dave Scott||12||2&1||1||Harry Smith||16||0|
|Billie Jamieson||14||6&4||1||Peter Upton||10||0|
IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL MEMBERS 24th March
There is now a new list on the club noticeboard with a "c" denoting those players with a current handicap. If a "c" is not showing against your name it means your handicap is inactive and you are ineligible to play in any Gold Leaf competitions or represent the club until your handicap is active again. This can only be achived by by returning 3 cards off the white tees either in medal or as a supplementary round (still of the white tees).
Norman Plum Trophy Saturday 2nd April
We are hosts to Frinton Golf Club in the Norman Plum Trophy on Saturday 2nd April, starting at 10am and therefore the April Medal has been put back to Saturday 9th April
Leslie Wood Championship Sunday 10th April
Crondon Park Golf Club visit for the first round on Sunday 10th April and all members are welcome to come and support our team
Roger Foreman Shield Sunday 17th April
Players are still required for the Spring event of the bi-annual Roger Foreman match against Southend GC. Members wishing to play can add their name to the list on the noticeboard or email the Asst Hon Sec.
Echo Report 24th March: MID-WEEK MEDAL; SINGLE STABLEFORD
Belfairs Golf Club
An excellent performance by Neil Arends (83-20=63) saw him finish a clear winner in the Mid-Week Medal from nearest rivals Tony Hayes (92-21=71) in second and third placed Frank Howroyd (83-11=72).
The single stableford competition produced a much closer affair with just 1 point separating the first 4 places. The eventual winner was Harry Smith (35), winning on countback from Ray Jones and Ray Beadell (34) just behind in third.
Echo Report 17th March: MONTHLY MEDALS
Three monthly medals were contested last week and Friday’s event went to the consistent Harry Smith whose nett 68 was more than sufficient to take first place from runner-up Ray Jones (74) and third placed Peter Upton (75).
Club captain Chris Shawyer extended his current winning run by taking both the weekend medals. nett 74 on Saturday was just enough to win a close contest from Mark Duigid (75), but on Sunday, Shawyer’s 68 eased him comfortably clear of second placed Ray Beadell (74) with ian Mudie (81) taking third spot.
Echo Report 10th March: SINGLE STABLEFORDS; DAILY MAIL FOURSOMES
Competitions continue at Belfairs despite only 9 holes in play and Ray Beadell found it no obstacle on his way to winning the first Single Stableford with 38 points, narrowly beating Steve Bucke on countback with Chris Shawyer a close third (37).
Shawyer quickly made amends however in the Single Bogey, finishing All Square in front of Alan Berry and Ray Beadell, both 2 down.
A disastrous 18th hole cost Andrew Nash the Single Stableford as his 40 points was not enough to prevent Chris Shawyer (41) winning his second competition of the month with Tony Hayes (38) taking third spot.
In the Daily Mail Foursomes, Baz Patel and Lawrence Schooley continued their fine run, this time beating Ballards Gore 1 up.
OKEHAMPTON GOLF BREAK 26th June
OKEHAMPTON GOLF BREAK
Sunday 26th June - Friday 1st July
Full details can be viewed here
Echo Report 18th February: FEBRUARY MEDALS
Despite the recent wet weather closing the back nine, Belfairs members were still able to compete in in the February medals last weekend
On Friday, Rays Jones carded a nett 67 to take first place from Harry Smith (70) with Derek Way (74) in third.
Saturday’s event went to Alex Tindell (73) holding off the challenges of Chris Shawyer (76) and Ray Jones, but the performance of the week was on Sunday with Bharat Patel (66) finishing 11 shots clear of runner up Ray Jones (75) and third placed Ray Beadell (79).
In midweek, Keith Richardson’s 72 took the honours closely followed by Neil Arends (74) and Frank Howroyd (74).
The first semi-final of the Winter Singles saw Patel continue his good run of form and win from Nigel Warder 1 up.
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