Norman Plum Trophy 2021
First Round Results
Second Round Results
Third Round Results
Quarter Final Results
Semi Final Results
Norman Plum Final
Congratulations to Woolston Manor Golf Club on Succesfully defending
The Norman Plum Trophy beating Crondon Park Golf Club in a Play Off.
The 2021 Norman Plum Trophy Final between Crondon Park and Woolston Manor was played at The Warren Golf Club on a pleasant late summer’s afternoon, part of the Essex Golf Union Finals Day on 12th September.
All six matches were keenly contested by two teams of players who were pleased to have the opportunity to represent their Club in a county competition final. Woolston Manor defending the title they had won in 2019.
As the matches entered the back nine only one match was showing a big advantage to one side, the others all remaining too close to call. Match 3 ended on the 13th green with a good win for Crondon Park.
The next three matches to finish all went to the 16th green or beyond, and with two wins for Woolston Manor and one more for Crondon Park the final was again in the balance at 2 points each.
Match 5 headed down the 18th hole all square, and with the tension starting to get to some of the players, Josh Taylor managed to hold his nerve and secure a narrow win for Crondon park. In the final match Woolston Manor held a 1up advantage on the 18th tee, and with a fantastic approach shot to the final hole going in for an eagle 3, they took the point and took the match into a playoff.
A large crowd of supporters and players followed to two nominated pairings down the first playoff hole, the water in front of the 1st green providing that extra challenge the players could have done without. Three players made it to the green, but it was Woolston Manor who stole the show holing a 15ft putt to win the hole and the match.
It was a great match for the spectators from both Clubs to enjoy. Both sets of players can be proud of their achievements this year.
The Essex Golf Union would like to thank The Warren Golf Club for hosting the event and their excellent hospitality.
Congratulations to Woolston Manor Golf Club on their victory
in the Norman Plum Trophy over Bentley 4 - 2
NORMAN PLUM TROPHY
The 2018 Norman Plum Trophy Final between Chelmsford and The Warren was played at Clacton Golf Club on a pleasant late summer’s day, the Essex Golf Union Finals Day on 16thSeptember.
All six matches were keenly contested by two teams of players who were pleased to have the opportunity to represent their Club in a county competition final
As the matches entered the back nine on a typically breezy afternoon The Warren held a slight advantage with narrow leads in most matches, only in match six was there a significant lead, and that was held by the Chelmsford pair of Joe Hiluta and Andy Murray.
As the first couple of matches drew to a conclusion the large number of spectators from both Clubs gathered around the par 3 17thgreen. Matches 1 and 2 concluded in favour of The Warren at the same time as match 6 finished on the 13thgreen with a comfortable win for the Chelmsford pair. The focus turned to the 17thonce again as match 3 reached the penultimate hole, with The Warren holding a slim advantage, and a short distance away on the 16thhole match 4 approached the green. As the putting concluded on both greens there was a simultaneous shaking of hands as The Warren closed out both matches in their favour, bringing an exciting contest to a conclusion. It was a great match for the large group of spectators from both Clubs to enjoy. Both sets of players can be proud of their achievements this year.
The Essex Golf Union would like to thank Clacton Golf Club for hosting the event and their excellent hospitality, and to the spectators who came from opposite ends of the County to support their teams.