Hello. All

Great couple of days away at Dunston Hall Hotel and Golf Club with 22 Members playing for the Ian Arthur Southgate Trophy.

Congratulations to the Winner Paul Gray, who’s 43 Points on Saturday was enough to secure victory from Runner Up Vice Captain Lee Porter.

Thank you Colin Wyatt for organising the trip and managing the results. Also Lee for the excellent coach transfers.

Whilst I was away we also played The Ravenswood Trophy and The Captains Cup played on Captains Day.

The Ravenswood Trophy was won in convincing style by Tony Crispin and Chris Nash with 50 Points from the Runners Up Iain McEwan and Gary Fraser on 49 Points. Well played all off you.

The Captains Cup was Won by Chris Nash with a 84-23-61 from the Runner Up Colin Fulker 90-25-65. Great scoring by many, congratulations and well played!

The full results are available on Howdidido App and will be posted at the Club in due course.

Competition Updates:

This Wednesday we will be playing the August Midweek Medal. £2.00 entry Playing from the YELLLOW Tees, by popular demand. If you wish to play for birdie balls the Fee will be £3.00. Your choice.

This coming Weekend we will be playing the August Monthly Medal. £3.00 entry from the White Tees. Please sign in and enter scores on the computer.

Bank Holiday Weekend Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th August:

Southend on Sea Golf Club Championships, Scratch and Handicap Trophies

After the success of last years change to a two day Competition over the weekend we will replicate with Round 1 on Saturday and Round 2 on Sunday.

The order of play on Sunday will be determined after results Saturday.

The Leaders will go out Last. There will be no alteration unless authorised by myself.

There will be additional Competitions on Sunday, for those who either do not play in the main Competitions,or wish to withdraw after the 1st Round.

Please note, to avoid confusion regarding Handicap changes in Competition:

Each Competition that you enter the score is regarded as a separate Round of golf by the WHS. So if you enter both scratch and Handicap competitions you will be playing 2 Rounds.

Your score will be assessed twice as separate Scores good or bad and your Handicap could change for day 2.

Any queries please speak to me.

I will send out further information later on. I the meantime i would be grateful in the short space of time if you could message or email me with your intention to play and if you wish to play in Scratch, Handicap or both Competitions.

I am grateful to those who have arranged outstanding Matches at short notice and also rearranged matches to accommodate others! Please communicate with each. other and arrange outstanding or delayed matches ASAP.

Best wishes to you all and enjoy your golf.

Chris Snell