This was an away fixture for the GCMA East Anglia Managers, and always a fixture everyone is looking out for.

This did show as the Suffolk Captains’ had 68 members going for 16 places. Not too much for the Golf Club managers filling their team with a mixture of serving and non-serving secretaries.

The fixture was held at Bury St Edmunds and much praise was had of a course in great condition with catering to match.

Our newly elected Captain Bob Tawell was unfortunately otherwise engaged and Mike Verhelst, General Manager at Bury St Edmunds was asked to stand in as Captain for the Day. This very important position was only bestowed upon him as long as he could pick a winning team.

To the matches:

Brig Archer & James Douglas-Hamilton v Mike Verhelst & Neil Ellice GCMA won 3&2
Robbie Adams & Chris Briggs v Brian Lever & Scott Ballentine GCMA won 3&2
Brian Kemp & Alex Giddens v Ray Baines & Mike Devlin GCMA Lost 4&2
Chris Pearson & Joseph Maloney v Gary Smith & Iain Evans GCMA won 3&1
Keith Ribbans & Murray Staines v David Kelly & Charlie Wilderspin GCMA won 2 up
Paul Gray & Dennis Driver v Jim Wiggam & Robert Cooper GCMA won 1 up
Steve Finch & Dave Hornsby v Kyle Hanvey & Peter Keeble GCMA lost 3&2
Keith Cresswell & Richard Nichols v Michael Estcourt & Malcolm Slatter GCMA lost 4&3

This means that the GCMA East Anglia retains the trophy by 5 games to 3.

A first win for our newly elected Captain Bob Tawell and the hope of many more to come.

A big thank you to Gary Smith, John Sayer and Paddy Lockwood.


Image: Brig Archer presenting the Trophy to Mike Verhelst
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