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 Semi Final 1
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-
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-
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-
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.
Wanted to let you know, another hotly contested game with Bentley ultimately victorious over Benton Hall. With the usual friendly competitiveness.
However, more importantly for you guys, Neil and I picked up lots of praise and plaudits for the competition, as we were there on the day, from competitors, captains, venue helpers and caddies etc which frankly you all richly deserve.
Thanks so much for your continued support. I really think we have a winning team, even though we are not all "front and centre" or available on key days (I didn't even make a semi this year!!!).
Please keep supporting as you have -
For such a small team, we do REALLY welll! Looking forward to 2016!!
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 !!!!
Phil Redhead: Chairman Jubilee Cup
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BENTLEY GOLF CLUB 2015 Jubilee Cup Champions,
defeating BENTON HALL GC 5.5 game points to 3.5.
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.
Benton Hall CLUB Captain Dave Claxton on left receiving runners up trophy, on behalf of the Jubilee Captain Chris Brockwell
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