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Professionals County Squad
Thursday 11th April 2019
Foursomes
1
Robert Coles & James Webber Won 4 & 2 Ricky Lee 
Boyce Hill Golf & Country Club
& Andy May 
Boyce Hill Golf & Country Club
2
Lloyd Kennedy & Craig Housden Won 1 Hole Brandon Meads 
Chelmsford Golf Club
& Joe Tatam 
Brentwood Golf Club
3
Roger Gray & Luke Fraser Won 4 & 2 Ross Dee 
Orsett Golf Club
& Jamie Richards 
Abridge Golf & Country Club
4
Steve Cipa & James Gurry Won 3 & 2 Callum Pipe 
Braintree Golf Club
& Arron Edwards-Hill 
Chelmsford Golf Club
5
Mark Talbott & Joe Ellis Won 3 & 1 Shaun Mills 
Orsett Golf Club
& Ben Tobin 
Orsett Golf Club
Foursomes Total 3 2
Singles
6
Lloyd Kennedy Won 1 Hole Brandon Meads 
Chelmsford Golf Club
7
James Webber Halved Ricky Lee 
Boyce Hill Golf & Country Club
8
Robert Coles Won 1 Hole Andy May 
Boyce Hill Golf & Country Club
9
Craig Housden Won 2 Holes Joe Tatam 
Brentwood Golf Club
10
Mark Talbott Halved Ross Dee 
Orsett Golf Club
11
Roger Gray Won 8 & 6 Callum Pipe 
Braintree Golf Club
12
Luke Fraser Halved Arron Edwards-Hill 
Chelmsford Golf Club
13
James Gurry Won 3 & 1 Ben Tobin 
Orsett Golf Club
14
Steve Cipa Halved Shaun Mills 
Orsett Golf Club
15
Joe Ellis Won 3 & 1 Jamie Richards 
Abridge Golf & Country Club
Singles Total 5 5
Thursday Total 8 7

The annual match between the Essex Professionals and amateurs took place at a cold and windy Frinton Golf Club on Thursday 11th April. This fixture has been running since 1950 and is eagerly anticipated by both sides each year. The amateurs keen to show their talents, and The Pro's giving freely of their time to encourage the county amateurs as they themselves were back in their amateur days. Both sides therefore fielding very strong teams with the likes of Tour players Robert Coles and Lloyd Kennedy on display.

The morning foursomes were edged by the professiobnals 3 matches to 2 with as expected some superb quality golf on display.

After lunch the singles matches got underway with the am's determined to get back on terms. No better demonstrated than Callum Pipe with 3 birdies and an eagle in the first 4 holes! 5 under par and an early 4 up lead against the unfortuate Pro captain Roger Gray. Callum going on to a resounding 8&6 win.

With Joe Tatam winning 2 up and Jamie Richards 3&2, these would be the ony games not to finish in the 18th hole. Game 1 with Lloys Kennedy needing birdie on the par 5 18th to edge out Brandon Meads. Robert Coles taking out County Captain Andy May all winning on the last. James Gurry won 3&1 against Ben Tobin. Three points all then and with 4 matches all halved on the last, the singles ending in a 5 all draw.

This left the Pro's with the narrowest of victories by an overall 8/7 score. Fantastic tenacity and golfing talent by both sides.

With Frinton Professional and Golf Manager Peter Taggart presenting the trophy to winning captain Roger Gray it was left to Andy May and Roger Gray to both thank and congratulate Frinton Golf Club and it's members for again providing a course in super condition with hospitality to match.

 

Phil Hulse

County Team Manger

L to R: Bob Ward, Ricky Lee, Joe Tatam, Shaun Mills, Ben Tobin, Andy May (County Captain), Ross Dee, Callum Pipe, Brian Collins (County President) Arron Edwards-Hill, Brandon Meads,Jamie Richards, Phil Hulse,  Steve Cipa, Roger Gray, Luke Fraser, Lloyd Kennedy, Mark Talbott, Colin Reynolds (PGA), Joe Ellis, James Webber, Craig Housden, Robert Coles, James Gurry



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