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Sunday 12th June 2022
Matt Thomas & Joe Green Won 7 & 5 Shay McQueen 
Brentwood Golf Club
& Cassidy Steffens 
Orsett Golf Club
Lawrence Cherry& Drew MacKinnon Won 1 Hole Bradley Coombes 
Orsett Golf Club
& Oliver Allison 
Danny Coombes & ElliotThomas Won 2 & 1 Harry Butler 
Chigwell Golf Club
& Callum Newton 
Orsett Golf Club
Josh Caffyn & Alfie Mephan Won 4 & 3 JAKE HINTON 
Brentwood Golf Club
& Billy Gunyon 
Thorpe Hall Golf Club
Foursomes Total 2 2
Matt Thomas Won 1 Hole Shay McQueen 
Brentwood Golf Club
Alfie Mephan Won 5 & 3 Cassidy Steffens 
Orsett Golf Club
Josh Caffyn Won 4 & 3 Harry Butler 
Chigwell Golf Club
Danny Coombes Won 1 Hole Bradley Coombes 
Orsett Golf Club
Lawrence Cherry Won 5 & 4 Callum Newton 
Orsett Golf Club
Elliot Thomas Won 3 & 2 JAKE HINTON 
Brentwood Golf Club
Joe Green Won 7 & 6 Oliver Allison 
Drew MacKinnon Won 2 & 1 Billy Gunyon 
Thorpe Hall Golf Club
Singles Total 3 5
Sunday Total 5 7

Colts league match away to Hampshire on 12th June at Barton-on-Sea Golf Club

A very demanding 27hole course on the wind swept South coast with the Isle of White and Needles in view from the club house.

Essex versus Hampshire in the past has always been a South East England final. With the change in format this year all of the SE Counties being in one league Essex drew this match as an away game and were expecting somewhat of a challenge.

No disappointment – practice round on the Saturday introduced us to this extremely challenging course and the strong wind factor. Strong to us but club members (as always) simply referred to it as a mild breeze.

Team as follows:- Captain Shay McQueen & Jake Hinton (Brentwood), Cassidy Steffens, Callum Newton & Bradley Coombes (Orsett), Billy Gunyon (Thorpe Hall), Oliver Allison (Colchester), Harry Butler (Chigwell). Several new faces to the squad – five clubs represented.

Morning Foursomes:  Shay and Cass -off to a good start, three up after nine and an early win of 7 and 5.  Brad and Olly had a much tighter game against the Hampshire Captain/Manger Lawrence Cherry and Drew MacKinnon. Seldom more than one up or one down the Hampshire pair eventually won 1up on the 18th. Billy and Jake took their game to the 15th. One of their oppositions was a Barton-on-Sea member, they lost 4&3.

With one win and two losses the final foursome result was with Harry and Callum. Another tight game - one up after the 17th - The 18th to decide the morning total. An island green, Callum’s drive

found water on the left, Hampshire player safely on the green. Essex penalty drop for two and then an outstanding 20 yard chip from Harry – holed! Shot of the Day! A par for Hampshire and a 1up win for Essex.  Morning Foursomes 2 -2.

Afternoon Singles:  Not so many tight individual games but for the first time the match was extremely close.  First win went to player Cassidy 5&3. Shay went to the 18th where his opponent whom he had beaten 7&5 in the morning foursomes clinched a revenge victory of 1up.

Harry, playing No3, retained an early lead from the first and went on to win 4&3. Bradley Coombes won his game against Danny Coombes on the 18th – 1up. “No relation, but I do have an Uncle Danny” said Brad.  Match standing at 3 – 1.

Then came an excellent win of 7&6 Olly – never down from the word go, followed by two Hampshire wins, Jake losing 3&2 and Callum 5&4. 

Match so tight 4 – 3.  

Billy the only player still to finish. Not one of the longest hitters but steady. Never down and two up and two to play a halved point would give Essex a narrow win. They halved the 17th to give Billy a 2 -1 win and Essex the Singles 5 -3.                                Total Match 7 – 5.

Congratulations to all players from both teams, to the green’s  staff for the fantastic course and to  Barton-on-Sea Golf Club for being such excellent hosts.

Dave Edwards


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