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Captain Spinks and his partner Watson take win
4:40pm Thursday 31st May 2012 in Golf
BASILDON captain Terry Spinks and Michael Watson won the Ted Preedy foursomes stableford with 36 points, on countback from Derek Entwistle and Paul Lagden, and James and Ken Dennison who came second and third respectively.
In the Bullseye, a strokeplay competition, John Wright shot a nett 70 to win ahead of Stuart Michaelson (nett 72) and James Dennison (nett 75).
Basildon seniors fought long and hard before finally losing 6-5 to Braintree in the Essex Seniors matchplay competition.
The May medal was also won by Derek Entwistle with a nett 71, just beating Gary Fenner nett 72 and Kevin Johnson with a nett 76.
But there have been mixed results in team competitions as they lost to Ilford in the Leslie Wood, we beaten by Clacton in the Thornton Cup and lost to Belhus Park in one of the three Clapham teams the club have in the competition.
However, two teams remain in the Clapham and the A team of Alan Cable, Jim Crawley, Dennis Hawkes, Chris Meaden, John Caton, Colin Dilworth, Vic Newman, Fred Hill, Paul Entwistle, Norman Sutton, Steve Sadler and Richard Ambrose beat Risebridge convincingly to go through to the next round.
The C team beat Cheshunt in a closely fought contest and they too progress through to the next round.
Basildon’s Norman Plum team are through to the third round in the competition as they beat Epping and Forrester Park in rounds one and two.
In the NAPGC’s Siemens Bowl team competition, Basildon beat the neighbouring side of High Elms in the team stableford competition.
Paul Mayor took first place in the Gary Player competition with 39 points, leaving club chairman Shaun Holding to take second place with 38 and Dennis Rodway and Stuart Michaelson in third and fourth with 37 points each.
Ron McConnell had a great victory in the Cook Salver when he returned a stableford score of 40 points from Glen David with 38 and Ken Dennison on 37.
As a result, McConnell will be eligible to enter into a regional final for the NAPGC UKPCC competition that was combined with the Salver.
Some good scores were again in evidence when George Fincham came home with 40 points, Roger Hartrup on 39 and Paul Mayor on 38 when they played the Ilford Trophy.