England (East) Region
28 Feb 19
The PGA in Essex made its regular trip to Orsett Golf Club in February for the annual better ball competition. This year the event was combined with the Joe Crumpen Memorial Tournament as Chelmsford Golf Club was undergoing course work. The course was presented, as always, in an excellent condition and, together with the unseasonal spring like weather, produced some amazing scoring.
Leading the way and taking the Joe Crumpen Memorial Trophy were the all Professional pair of Robert Coles and Darren Parker from Maylands Golf and Country Club. A better ball score of 45 points was helped in no small way by 7 birdies and an eagle from Coles but Parker made an important par at the 1st hole to set the ball rolling. There were three runners up in the all Professional competition, Jason Levermore and Chris Cutchie, Darren Turner and Daniel Gibbs and Jack Nicholls with partner Ben Wyatt, all with 42 points.
The Professional and amateur category was won by Michael Vandenberg and Steve Farrell from Rochford Hundred Golf Club on countback from Steve Cipa from South Essex Golf Centre and amateur partner Glen Langenberg both pairs scoring 43 points.
The winning amateur pair was Peter Cumberworth and Ron Ryall from Chelmsford Golf Club with 43 points.
The prizes were presented by Essex PGA Vice captain Roger Gray.