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Essex Seniors Team Championship 2024

First Round Draw

Second Round Draw


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ESSEX SENIORS TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP

2023 FINAL

The 2023 Seniors Team Championship was played at Orsett Golf Club on Wednesday 06th September, between Colne Valley and Thorndon Park Golf Clubs.

Players and spectators were welcomed by glorious sunshine accompanied by a gentle breeze. Both teams were well supported and the first tee was a busy place as the matches got underway.

As the early matches reached the 9th hole, Thorndon Park were in control of the first two matches and were to secure the first two points of the day. Colne Valley picked up their first point, winning match three, to cut the deficit to 1 point. The next three matches all went the full eighteen holes, with both sides sharing ‘1 Up’ wins and a halved match. With over half of the matches completed, Thorndon Park retained their 1-point advantage, with the score at 3½ -2 ½.

The state of the remaining matches on the course suggested the overall result was very much in the balance and this was to prove to be the case.  

Matches seven and eight were both claimed by Thorndon Park, meaning Colne Valley needed to secure the remaining three points to force a play-off. The pendulum swung once again, with Colne Valley winning match nine on the 17th green and match ten on the 15th.

All eyes were now on the last match out on the course, match eleven, creating a real sense of nervous anticipation, both on the course and in the clubhouse. Thorndon Park had a 2 hole-lead playing the 16th hole. A half on that hole was enough to guarantee them the ½ point they needed to secure overall victory and become 2023 Seniors Team Champions.   

The large number of supporters in attendance had been treated to an exciting afternoon of golf, with the narrowest margin of wins for Thorndon Park, 6-5.

           

After the presentation ceremony, the players and representatives of both Clubs enjoyed an evening of good humour and were treated to an excellent meal from their hosts.

The Essex Golf Union would like to thank Orsett Golf Club for hosting the event and their hospitality, it was a good match played in the best spirit of golf.

                 


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ESSEX SENIORS TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP
2022 FINAL

The 2022 Seniors Team Championship was played at Brentwood Golf Club on 31st August between Burnham on Crouch and Crondon Park Golf Clubs.

Having completed their journeys to the final through a very hot and dry summer the two teams set out in near perfect weather conditions for golf, with a gentle breeze to add a little challenge for the occasion.

As the matches progressed through the 9th hole the final looked to be fairly evenly balanced between the sides with most matches either All Square or showing a slender lead to one side or the other, suggesting either team could win the day.

The teams were evenly balanced with only match one requiring more than a couple of strokes to be given. Those shots proved useful for Crondon Park as they took first blood with a 4&2 victory in that individual encounter. Five of the next six matches went to at least the 17th hole to get a result, showing how evenly balanced the teams were, an even split in results leaving Crondon Park still holding a slender lead.

Match eight went the distance and resulted in a half point to both teams, and match eleven concluded out on the course giving Burnham a point to draw the two teams level on 4.5pts each with two matches still in play.












Crondon Park took match 10 on the 17th green to put them on the verge of victory, leaving all Burnham’s hopes resting on Club Captain Colin Reynolds to at least get them into a play-off. Sadly for Burnham it was not to be, and with a 2&1 victory Crondon Park sealed the win.

The large number of supporters in attendance had been treated to an exciting afternoon of golf.

The final result was 6.5 matches to 4.5 in Crondon Park’s favour.

After the presentation ceremony the players and representatives of both Clubs combined for an evening of good humour and were treated to an excellent meal from their hosts.

The Essex Golf Union would like to thank Brentwood Golf Club for hosting the event and their hospitality, it was a good match played in the best spirit of golf.



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Congratulations Brentwood Golf Club

ESSEX SENIORS TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP

2021 FINAL

The 2021 Seniors Team Championship was played at Bentley Golf Club on 1st September between Brentwood and Chelmsford Golf Clubs.

The two teams set out on a very autumnal overcast afternoon, which would test the players on a course which was in great condition. The fairways looked very inviting as we anticipated an afternoon of tense matchplay golf.

As the matches progressed through the 11th hole the final looked to be fairly evenly balanced between the sides with a number of matches All Square, and both sides holding good leads in a couple of matches, suggesting either team could win the day. The team from Chelmsford were giving a few shots away to their opponents in all the matches, so perhaps they were under slightly more pressure than their opponents. However, in match 2 Chelmsford got the first point on the board with a win from Simon Gibbins, though this was soon cancelled out by a win in match 3 by Brentwood’s John Rowson. Match 1 was a close fought match all the way round with both players playing great golf, but Mark Brown eventually completed a win for Brentwood 3&1. Both teams then traded wins so that by the time the first eight matches had concluded the match stood a 4 -4, with the final three games entering the closing holes.

Then match 10 concluded on the 15th green with a win for Chelmsford and this was soon followed by a win in match 11 for Brentwood’s Bill Nash. So with the scores tied one match remained on the course with Brentwood holding a slender 1up lead on the 18th tee. Despite the best efforts of Chelmsford’s Neil Godier he was unable to force a win on the 18th, and eventually conceded that hole giving a 2up win for Brentwood’s Ken Taylor.

The large number of supporters in attendance had been treated to an exciting afternoon of golf.

The final result was 6 matches to 5 in Brentwood’s favour.

After the presentation ceremony the players and representatives of both Clubs combined for an evening of good humour and were treated to an excellent meal from their hosts.

The Essex Golf Union would like to thank Bentley Golf Club for hosting the event and their hospitality, it was a good match played in the best spirit of golf.


Final

Congratulations to Bentley Golf Club - 2019 Champions

The 2019 Seniors Team Championship was played at The Rayleigh Club on 4thSeptember between Bentley and The Warren Golf Clubs. 

The two teams set out a very autumnal afternoon, a little sunshine but a cool strengthening breeze, which would test the players on a course which was in great condition. The fairways remained firm even after some rain the previous day, as we looked forward to an afternoon of tense matchplay golf.

As the matches progressed through the 11thhole the final looked to be fairly evenly balanced between the sides with a number of matches All Square, suggesting either team could win the day. The team from The Warren were giving a few shots away to their opponents in all the matches, and by this time most of the shots had been used, so perhaps they were the more optimistic of the two sides. However, in matches 2 and 3 the Bentley players managed to forge ahead and secure early points on the board. Match 1 was a close fought match all the way round with both players playing great golf, with its final conclusion on the 18thgreen securing a further point for Bentley by the narrowest of margins. In match 4 Andy Eaton secured the first point for The Warren on the 18thgreen, and this was quickly followed by another point from Match 6. 

As match 5 went down the 18thAll Square news came in that Bentley had secured another win in match 7, and were well up in match 9, so The Warren needed some good news. Unfortunately, a good shot from Eric Derham to the green was caught by that treacherous cross wind and finished in the right hand pond. His opponent, Brian Mead, played ‘safe’ finishing a yard short of another penalty area with the aid of a post. From where he was able to close out his match to take the Bentley team to the brink of victory. The Warren’s fate was sealed shortly after as news came in that match 10 had gone to Bentley, securing them their 6thpoint, enough to ensure they would lift the Trophy. 

The large number of supporters in attendance had been treated to an exciting afternoon of golf. 

The final result was 7.5 to 3.5 to Bentley Golf Club.

After the presentation ceremony the players and representatives of both Clubs combined for an evening of good humour and were treated to an excellent meal from their hosts.

The Essex Golf Union would like to thank The Rayleigh Club for hosting the event and their hospitality, it was a good match played in the best spirit of golf.



2024 Competition Conditions
& Regulations

 Result Sheet

Please make sure the result sheets are returned to the County Office no later than 10 am on the day immediately after the match, either by email to 
office@essexgolfunion.org
or
Fax: 01376 500894





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