The Mens Section of Chelmsford Golf Club have recently competed for the Club's Premier Trophy Competition, the Scratch Cup.

It was presented in 1949 by W. Wakefield Esq, and was won by the player who returned the best scratch score in the 36 hole De Zoete competition.

The present Scratch Cup was donated in 1969 by Mrs Peggy Gray in memory of her late husband and has become the premier trophy in its right.

Played over 36 holes against a standard scratch score of 68, the 1999 winner was Keith Davies with a return of 143.

Keith has now won three of the last five scratch cup competitions, but has yet to achieve three in a row.

Ian Templeton (gross 147) was second, followed by Paul Connell, (148), Mark Welch (149), and Alan Connell (150).

The Ladies have played for the Ernest Ridley Trophy which is their oldest trophy to be competed for.

Presented in 1914 by C.E. Ridley Esq, it was First won by a Miss Sheldon.

For this year's competition it was won with a nett 65 by Marjorie Miller, followed by Elspeth Brewer (nett 69) and Ann Simpson (nett 72) on countback from Brenda Parsons.

The Mixed Partners Trevillion Cup was played for on its customary day of August Bank Holiday.

The late Sam Trevillion was a President of Essex Amateur Golf Union in 1977 and held the Club President's position from 1975 to 1979 while the late Mrs Trevillion was Ladies Captain in 1964.

This year's competition finished with the first four places all recording the same score of 37 points.

First, on countback, were Mary and Archie Crook (the present President), from Carol and Alan Golbourn. Darlene and Tony Nicholas were third, followed by Valerie and Bert Tolani

This event is always well attended with 80 sitting down to dinner after the presentations by the Club Captain Don Seager.

The Forrester Park Golf Club Ladies Section held the Harris Bowl Strokeplay competition, resulting in a win for Lorraine Yeats (net 67). Chris Myers (net 69) was second and Maggie Lintner (net 71) third.

On Sunday, the mens section played the Billy Palmer Trophy for 20 handicap and over.

Robert Goodwin won with 43 points, followed by John McDonagh (37 points) and Keith North was third, also with 37 points.

The remainder of the club members played a full handicap stableford with the winner being Stuart Mackenzie (40 points), followed by second placed Ian Fletcher (40 points) and Kevin Myers, with 40 points, was third.

The Channels Pro-Am was played recently and resulted in a team win for professional Mark Stokes, playing with Paul Bramley, Kevin Kelly and Roy LeBreton who scored 83 points.

Second place went to Ian Warn and amateurs Tony Squire, John Crowe and Peter Brooks (82 points).

Third spot was won on countback by professional John Bevan, playing with Steve Malins, Peter Charlton and Steve Whale.

They scored 80, gaining one point extra on the back three over fourth placed Ian Dudman, Bob Horne, Brian Jenkins and Ted Hawkins.

The Professional's Prize was won by Regiment Way's Ian Warn, on countback from Henry Roblin of The Warren.

They both scored two under par 68s. Following behind came Mark Stokes and John Bevan with their 69's.

The August Monthly medal at Channels resulted in Simon Larner winning Division One and the Scratch Prize with his gross 70, handicap two, net 68 one shot ahead of Anthony Everitt's net 69 off his five handicap.

Anthony also featured in the news earlier in August when he won the Epping Forest Golf & Country Club Junior Open with rounds of 74 and 73 (two and one over par).

The Channels Division Two medal winner was J. Whitehead with a 89.21.68. Jim Culleton came second with 90.18.72 and Paul Bramley won the midweek medal with a 72.6.66 result.

On Thursday, the Channels' ladies played in the Rita Bone Trophy which was won by Fran Thomas with a net 70. Second place went to Sandra Knight on 72.

On Saturday, the Channels' President played host to the Writtle Golf Society and their president, Don Seager, the current Chelmsford Golf Club Captain, and the match resulted in an honourable half with Mr Seager filling the trophy.

The next day it was the Club's Guest Day when a 27 hole stableford competition was played over both the Channels 18 holes and the Belsteads nine holes as four ball better ball.

The winning pair with 69 points was Kevin Kelly and his guest, Ken Rush of Regiment Way Golf Centre. Paul Cooper and guest, Dave Townsend of The Warren were second with 67.

Dave Bentley and John Anderson of Hanover Golf Club came third with 65 while John Ketley and Ron Wells of Chelmsford Golf Club were fourth with 64.

The 'longest drive' was achieved by Dave Oxlade of Channels and the 'nearest the pin' by James Davey, also of Channels.

The lady members of Regiment Way Golf Centre competed in the Ladies Rosebowl on Bank Holiday Saturday.

This stableford competition was won by Julia Munson (20 h/c) with a score of 42 points. Sue Watts (24 h/c) was second with 41 points and Nicola Pippin (31 h/c) was third with 39 points.

The men had their own stableford competition immediately following the ladies.

Phil Brown (12 h/c) won with 44 points. Phil Taylor (20 h/c) was second on 43 points and Ray Watts third off his 22 handicap and 41 points.

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