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BRETT VALE WIN THE TOLLY COBBOLD CUP

The Tolly Cobbold Cup Final, between Brett Vale and Rookery Park, was played at Ufford Park Golf Club on Sunday 30th August. It resulted in a narrow victory by 3 holes for Brett Vale.

The morning round saw Brett Vale establish a 10 hole advantage thanks to wins from Dave Schindler and Paul Bennie who won 9 holes in a row from 2 down against James Hogg and Daniel Fish, eventually winning 6 up and Mike Emmerson and Paul Cooper who beat Matt Sherlock and Mike Chaplin 5 up. 

No changes were made to either team for the afternoon round in which Rookery fought back strongly with their opening pair James and Harry Cook defeating Owen Norman and Matt Waters by 8 holes.James Hogg and Daniel Fish reversed their morning result defeating Dave Schindler and Paul Bennie by 6 holes. However,the last 2 Rookery pairs where unable to press home this advantage going down by 3 and 4 holes respectively leaving Brett Vale winners by 3 holes. 

Scores- Owen Norman and Matt Waters lost to James and Harry Cook by 2 holes in the morning and by 8 holes in the afternoon, Dave Schindler and Paul Bennie beat James Hogg and Daniel Fish by 6 holes in the morning and lost by 6 holes in the afternoon. Richard Wright and Justin Toombs beat John Margoram and Ian Howlett by 1 hole in the morning and by 3 holes in the afternoon, Mike Emmerson and Paul Cooper beat Matt Sherlock and Mike Chaplin by 5 holes in the morning and by 4 holes in the afternoon 

Pictured are- Mike Emmerson, Paul Bennie, Paul Cooper, Owen Norman. County President Elect Colin Firmin presenting the cup to Alec Threlkeld, non playing captain, Richard Wright, Justin Toombs, Dave Schindler and Matt Waters