GARON Park Golf Club hosted their annual Festival of Golf, which attracted scores of competitors over the three days.

The festival kicked off with a four ball better ball, which saw members and guest teams pick the best two scores on each hole in order to be in with a chance of winning the prize of best team of the day.

Despite the windy conditions, Ray and Gary Crowhurst, Paul Osborne and Garon Park captain Eddie Hicks battled it out and took home the top spot of the day.

On the following day, Garon Park’s inaugural hosting of the East Region PGA Pro/Am took place.

Twenty-three professionals from all over Essex took part, while the competition also involved 95 members.

Fairfield BMW, Heineken and Earnest Does sponsored the day and BMW displayed six brand new cars around the golf course, with each member having the chance to win a BMW for a weekend.

A windy but sunny start to the day greeted the professionals and their teams as they teed off, but as the day went on the clouds came over and thunder, lightning and heavy rain postponed play.

After an hour delay, the professionals and golfers completed their rounds.

James Taverner, the professional from Hendon Golf Club, played some impressive golf and won the professional’s prize with a course record 63, which was seven under par.

The team prize went to Garon Park’s Chris Grant and his team, which included Gary Crowhurst, Max Evans and Hicks.

Chris Shelley won the nearest the pin by hitting his second shot a foot from the target and won the BMW for a weekend.

On the final day of the Festival of Golf, members competed in the individual stableford competition.

It was a close finish at the top of the leaderboard, but David Tuttlebee took home the cup with an impressive 37 points.

Max Evans claimed the runners-up slot, with 36 points, while Eric Cundy was one point further adrift as he notched third place.

Lorna Curran beat Carol Crowhurst to top spot in the ladies individual prize, on countback, after both accumulated 34 points.