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2015  Runners Up:
Benton Hall G.C.

Bentley JC Captain Keith Clissold on the left receiving the trophy from the Jubilee Cup Chairman Phil Redhead

2015 Winners:
Bentley GC

2015 Semi Final 1

2015 Draw and  Result

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2015 Semi Final 2

Crondon Park v The Bentley

Following the rain during the week, Crondon Park and Bentley could not have asked for better weather to play their Jubilee Cup semi-final at Colchester Golf Club.   With both teams going through the group stages unbeaten we were in for a close match and that is what we got.

Crondon’s Jubilee team captain was the first to put a point on the board winning 7&6 against Dave Lock, but this was quickly followed by Bentley wins by Steve Patterson, 5&4 and Ian Towns 6&4 against Peter Ballard and Darrell Miller respectively.  

The other singles where closer affairs  with  Chris Phillips defeating order of merit leader Brian English 2&1 with Crondon’s Neil Whitelaw and Peter Green defeating Dennis Johnson and Ray Nash by the same margin making the match score 3-3 after the Singles.

As seems to be the case in these matches the result now hinged on the Pairs. Crondon’s Club Captain Andy Simmonds and David Cox defeated Hugh Boyle and Les Elsworth 5&4 in the first match to make the overall match score 4-3 in their favour .   

With the Bentley’s David Norris and Robin Mitchell  4 up against Mark Willis and Mark Sinnott the focus turned to the middle match.

Bentley’s Julian Leader and Richard Garlick were leading 2up with 3 to play only to see the Terry Laffar and John Sinclair of Crondon win the next two holes to draw level with one to play. With the final Pairs match finishing 2&1 to Bentley after a valiant fight back by the Crondon’s pair a playoff was now looking likely.

With all the Players gathering around the 18th green to watch the last match complete, Bentley holed for the for Par while Crondon’s par putt just slid past giving the win to Bentley and an overall match result 5&4 to the Bentley .

The Jubilee Cup Committee would like to thank Colchester G.C. for the hospitality and warm welcome and would reiterate the comments made by both teams captain’s in appreciation of the course.

Jubilee Cup

Match Report Final :

Benton Hall v Bentley Golf Club @ Colne Valley Golf Club

It was an unusual Final for a number of reasons, but one key one was unusually we had Singles matches fiercely being competed even after the Pairs games had been done and dusted!

The Individual Order of Merit completion, in particular, drove Benton Hall’s Alan Moore, in Match 6, to maintain his lead against an un-flagging Bentley’s Ian Town through two further holes, even after the overall competition had been decided earlier!  Sadly for Alan, it was not to be, and a tight early match and eventual 3 hole lead dwindled to becoming an All Square result on the 18th green, against a Green in Regulation par from Ian (and Alan’s drive initially bound for the lateral hazard on the left of the 18th).

The three Pairs matches were consistently in the slight favour of Benton Hall throughout the match, however, two key points were secured by The Bentley against a single victory by Benton Hall Club Captain Dave Claxton , and the recently cut Andy Howarth, who secured a 4&3 victory. The Pairs matches also drove the final result in the Order of Merit, with Keith Lovesy from Benton Hall going into the final day leading by half a point, against David Norris from Bentley.  Crucially, however, Keith and Dave Curtis lost 1 down to Bentley, so he remained on 6 points and Bentley’s David Norris shot to the fore, with his 5 and 3 victory (with partner Robin Mitchell) over Benton’s Brian Blakesly and Alan Hickford.

For the other singles matches, early blood was drawn by both teams with Bentley’s Kevin Kimber’s 5 and 3 victory over Chris Phillips (and pushing Kevin to a healthy position in the Individual Order of Merit), and Bentley’s  Ray Nash beating Benton’s Adrian Symonds by an even mightier 5 and 4. A run of 4 hole wins helped Ray secure a healthy lead going into the back 9, with Adrian fighting back strongly on the 8th and 12th but ultimately too little too late.

Bentley’s Captain Keith Clissold placed himself in match two, against Benton’s Rob Price but very early indicators were with the non-Captain as Rob went 1 up on the first. Fighting back on the second hole, returned the score to All Square for two holes, until successive hole wins had the match at the turn as 4 up to Bentley’s Captain. Despite a valiant riposte on 11 and 14 reducing the win to just three holes, Keith was able to halve remaining holes until the Colne Valley’s 16th when the Bentley Captain secured a 3 and 2 victory.

Match Five between Benton’s James Henderson and Bentley’s Dennis Johnson was a sight I was able to see at key moments with some delightful fist-pumps. Actually starting with some hard won halves, first blood was only taken by James on the fourth hole with some to-ing and fro-ing through 12 generally in his favour, until back to back halves from the 13th hole through to the 17th hole.  The 17th hole was witness to some spectator participation as the tee of the 187 yard, downhill, par 3, was crowded with both teams,  and who had to be calmed in all their excitement, but sadly Dennis’ valiant fight back had the adrenalin pumping and he over-shot the green, with shared bogies seeing any fight-back closing. 2&1 to James,  and Benton Hall.

Please take a look at the detailed scorecard on our website to see ALL the nine match results

Jubilee Cup 2015 Order of Merit Results

Going into the Final, the end results of the Individual or Pairs Order of Merit could have been won by a host of players  - unusually, two players from Crondon Park, and therefore not playing in the Final, could have maintained their League winning position. But it was not to be, and matches on the day saw the winners completing their 2015 challenge.

In the Individual Order of Merit, despite a valiant attempt by Benton’s Alan Moore, his eventual All Square result meant that Crondon Park’s Tony Efreme and Brian English finished as Runners Up, with Bentley’s Ray Nash also sharing that position due to his 5&3 victory at the Final. Closing out the deal at Colne Valley, Benton Hall Kevin Kimber’s (who, going into the Final, was behind Alan Moore on hole difference only) match point therefore resulted in seeing him gain 5.5 match points overall and becoming the 2015 Individual Order of Merit Winner. Well done Kevin!

In the Pairs Order of Merit, it was really a straight competition between Keith Lovesy of Benton Hall on 6 match points, against David Norris’ (Bentley) 5.5 points which meant significant drama on the day. In the end, however, Keith and his partner Dave Morris lost 1 down and maintained his position on 6 points to become Runner Up for the Pairs Order of Merit. In contrast, David Norris and his Bentley partner Robin Mitchell, and their significant win over Benton Hall, saw David being presented, by Phil Redhead, Jubilee Cup Captain, as 2015 Jubilee Cup Individual Order of Merit Winner, a half a match point clear.

I would like to extend my thanks to Colne Valley G.C. for their help and co-operation in providing the course, and wonderful pre and post-match hospitality, and also to their staff who were so helpful – especially Sharon Bayly and Tom Smith, and the serving staff at the prize giving. In particular also, great help and support was received before and during the day from Colne Valley Club and Jubilee Captains Jerry Callow and Peter Ragus, and also being hosted by club President Bernard Adams, whose support also gave us a number of ball spotters on the 1st tee to ensure we got off to a great start!

My thanks also to Director Joe Summers and Vince from Birkdale Trophies who supplied our excellently engraved and supplied Jubilee Cup trophies. I’d heartily recommend Birkdale for all your clubs’ trophy needs  as they provided an excellent service to us!

I would like to say thank you to all of you for your contribution in 2015!  And look forward to receiving your forms for next year over the coming weeks.

Roll on 2016 !!!!

Best regards


Phil Redhead:  Chairman Jubilee Cup Mob:+44 (0)780 141 2232 |

BENTLEY GOLF CLUB 2015 Jubilee Cup Champions,
 defeating BENTON HALL GC  5.5 game points to 3.5.

2015 Draw Click Here

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Benton Hall v Colchester Golf Club

With the cooperation of the Bentley Club we were able to start the match earlier than expected, but it soon gave us a problem as the swift advancement of the singles meant we caught up with other players already on the course.

Alan Moore (Benton Hall) and Peter Manby (Colchester), although being the last singles match were the first to finish with Alan from Benton Hall winning 6 and 4.

The 17th hole proved to be the nemesis for most of the games. Darren Tupper (Benton Hall) had been keeping Jeff Johnson (Colchester) at bay for 13 holes and his wins on 14 & 15 must have set his heart thumping. Jeff rallied a little on 16 but the half on 17 gave Darren the second win for Benton Hall.

Whilst Geoff Lawrenson (Colchester) was starting up the 18th with a one hole advantage over Kevin Kimber, Rob Price (Benton Hall) completed a 2 & 1 win over Richard Watts after recovering from three consecutive losses on holes 12,13 and 14 by winning the15th, 16th and 17th.

Kevin Kimber (Benton Hall) fought back from being 3 down at the turn but could not deny Geoff Lawrenson his 1 up win and Colchester’s first.

Michael Mayes (Colchester) and Adrian Symonds (Benton Hall) had been having a nip and tuck game for 14 holes and when Michael won the 15th he must have thought he was home and dry. But Adrian was not giving up without a fight and won the 16th. However Michael won the 17th giving him a 2 & 1 win and Colchester’s second.

James Henderson (Benton Hall), after being all square on the first nine against Andy Higgleton (Colchester), had won 4 and halved one of the first six holes on the back nine. Andy won the 16th and hoped his luck had changed but a half on the 17th gave James his 2 & 1 win. The singles finished 4 –2 in favour of Benton Hall.

The interest for the spectators now lay in the pairs. Nobody was leaving the congested area around the 16th and 17th greens. We could see the match in the distance but nobody was sure what the score was, only that this was the crucial match to follow.

After 12 holes the Benton Hall pair of Keith Lovesy and Dave Curtis were firmly in charge, being 4 up. Dave Harper and Robin Tucker (Colchester) rallied marvellously and won four out of the next five holes, leaving the 17th green only one down. However that was as far as they could go and the 18th was halved giving Keith and Dave a 1 up win.

The captains agreed that the last two matches between Simon Smith/Chris Wilson (Colchester) & Dave Claxton/Trevor Reeve (Benton Hall), and, Jim Bentley/Steve Holland (Colchester) & Brian Blakesly/Andy Howarth (Benton Hall) would be halved giving Benton Hall a 6 – 3 win.

Our thanks to Bentley G.C. for their help and cooperation in providing the course, and hospitality, and to their staff who were so helpful.

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