HERBERT BISHOP VASE
West Essex Golf Club
29th June 2017
Ron Ryall (Past Captain) & Roger Scothern (Club Captain)
Chelmsford Golf Club
The Herbert Bishop Vase was presented by WH Bishop of Mersea Island Golf Club in 1939 to be competed for by the Captains and Secretaries of the affiliated clubs and the members of the County Executive Committee. In recent years, we have allowed other club officials to play if the Captain or Secretary/Manager is not available.
This year was attended by a field of 40 teams, 38 clubs were represented and West Essex hosted a magnificent day. The format was fourball betterball stableford with the 90% of handicap rule being applied.
Early scores suggested it would be a tight competition as many of the first teams returned scores over 40 points. The weather was kind and the course was presented beautifully, making it possible for a really good score to top the table.
Mick Edmunds from Southend Golf Club managed to notch up his third ever hole in one by holing his tee shot on the 7th hole.
John Reeder and Brian Hatwell of Theydon Bois returned a score of 42 points, which seemed an incredibly popular score on the day. Proof of this was the fact that they actually got the same amount of points as third place but losing on countback to three teams meant that their back nine score was good enough for 6th position. Next was David Frost and Graham Bowers from Burnham on Crouch, also with 42 points securing 5th spot. 4th position was won by Chris Collen and Lee Stevenson of Crondon Park with 42 with 23 points on the back nine.
Epping Golf Club’s Pat Shannon and Richard Fisher managed to card a 24 point back nine to secure third position, Richards Eagle three on the last proved to be a valuable finish for 42 points.
The Warren managed a great score of 44 points which was good enough for second position. Terry Jones and Mike Bedwell had a consistent card apart from their very last hole where they dropped their only point all round.
The score of the day came from Chelmsford, Roger Scothern and Ron Ryall dovetailed remarkably well. When Roger holed his fourth shot from about 100 yards on 17 for a par and another 3 points, they must have thought it was the icing on the cake. He managed to follow it up with a par at the par 5 last for a further two points and guaranteeing victory by just 1 point with a total of 45.
Congratulations to all our winners and a huge thank you to West Essex Golf Club who were fabulous hosts as always, on and off the course.
Ron Ryall & Roger Scothern
Chelmsford Golf Club
2017 Club Entry Form
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