News and events

Beaumont Final

The Club’s excellent run in this year’s Beaumont Trophy finished with a disappointing defeat to Bury St Edmunds in the Final at an excellent Stowmarket course on Monday 18th Sept in front of a good number of Brett Vale supporters.


In windy and often wet conditions overhead, Brett Vale got off to a good start with early hole successes and seemed to be in a good position collectively at the half-way stage, holding an overall lead but despite eventual one-hole match successes for Brig Archer & Malcolm Lamond, and Nigel Hanham & Peter Goldby (who were undefeated in their three matches together in this year’s tournament) Bury St Edmunds finished the stronger of the teams in the back nine holes and imposed defeats on Mick Hurley & Keith Ribbans and Deb Outar & Maurice Eccles to win overall by 8.


This was a brave effort by all players involved in Captain Barry Root’s squad during the season, who gave their all and once again had to play all their matches away from home, and they hope the experience gained will be put to good use next year and they can go that one step further.

Beaumont Trophy - Final Team Photo

Captains week

Captains week kicked off with 19 teams playing in a Texas scramble with the eventual winners Paul Cooper, Mike Emerson and John Hamilton shooting a gross 62 net 57.1.

Events continued on Monday with the colorful rainbow stapleford only 14 players entered on the day with John Raine scoring 42 points to take the title.

Tuesday brought a change to previous years with the introduction of a Captains sponsored medal as well as the traditional mixed pairs competition. 41 players took on the medal with the winner Mike Barham winning on count back from Paul Jennings with a net 66. The mixed pairs started at 10.30 with 16 pairs taking part with fine weather forecast a good tussle was had with winners Jo and Terry Bright again winning on count back from Brian Welton and Catherine Le Tue with 43 points.

A heavy storm overnight on Tuesday brought fierce winds for Wednesday’s Devils competition comprising three sets of six holes stapleford 36 players braved the winds with Steve Brought,Steve Lyes and Paul Cartlidge winning the respective sixes. Richard Wright ended as overall winner.

The winds died down ready for a Captains sponsored stapleford and the annual grudge match between the men and ladies. 37 players entered the stapleford with Mike Smith from the TAMS winning with 42 points. Once again the men v ladies started at 10.30 with the Lady Captain Hilary Archer leading off for the Ladies all matches except one where tight affairs but the men ran out eventual winners 8 matches to 1.

Friday’s game was the traditional Medalford front nine medal back nine stapleford 36 players entered. The medal phase was won by Liam Allchorne with net 32 the stapleford phase was won by John Raine the overall winner Richard Wright scoring net 15.

Sunday saw a fine day for Captains day shotgun start at 9am 84 members played a stapleford competition with nearest the pins on all of the par 3’s and a second shot nearest the pin on 18. There were also longest drive competitions for the men on 15 and the ladies on 11. During the competition the club captains Brian Welton and Hilary Archer visited all players to ensure they were fed and watered throughout the comp.
Results were as follows:
Ladies longest drive Manu Ward
Men’s longest drive Richard Wright
Nearest the pins
2nd Steve Williams Snr
4th Ken Burbridge
10th Justin Toombs
12th Brigg Archer
16th Owen Norman
18th Mike Emerson
Best Lady Manu Ward
3rd place Karen Reichert 37 points
2nd place Paul Bennie 38 points
Winner Darrin Smith 40 points

Club Captain Brian Welton would like to thank all members who played during the week, also all sponsors and members of the committee. During the week from sponsorship and game entry fees £2490 was raised for BLESMA.


Captains Week gets under way with a task force of TAMS carrying out a tidying up operation in the car parks and paths to support the club owner and staff. “Foreman” John Ames organises the labourers into efficient teams on Monday morning



T.A.M.S vs Harwich

The TAMS were back to winning ways today Wednesday 6th September when they played an away match at Harwich

Led again by Captain Barry Root the TAMS recorded an excellent 5 1/2 – 2 1/2 win to complete the double over Harwich
having won 6 1/2 – 1 1/2 at home earlier in the year
Outstanding wins by 6 & 5 were recorded by the pairings of
Peter Orrin & John Ames and by Barry Dayman & Ernie Dow
Terry Bright & Richard Clayton had a convincing 5 & 4 win  and in closer matches
Deb Outar & Reg King and Keith Armes & Malcolm Lamond won on the last hole
Alan Finch & Colin Greenacre halved their match and the other two pairings both lost again in close matches
The TAMS have now completed 18 of their scheduled 22 matches and are heading for another outstanding season having
WON 11 DREW 3 and LOST only 4
They have Braintree and Stowmarket (both away) and Newton Green & Waldringfield (both home) still to play

T.A.M.S Captain’s Day

The 2017 TAMS Captain – Barry Root enjoyed an outstanding Captain’s Day with 60 TAMS taking part
Many events took place including the opportunity to win a Car & a Holiday for any Hole in One recorded on the day. Unfortunately nobody was able to seize this opportunity
All TAMS also had the opportunity to beat the Pro – Paul Bate on the 16th hole, but Paul proved too good and no prizes were claimed
Thanks to generous donations and sponsorship of all the holes, outstanding Raffle prizes were won and substantial monies were raised from the various events which took place with all monies going to the Captain’s Charity
The competition was played as a Qualifier from the Yellow marker posts on a stableford basis and the winners on the day were:
1st – Peter Goldby with 44 points
2nd – Colin Spriggs 42 points
3rd – Brig Archer 40 points
4th – Derek Leary 39 points ocb
5th Reg King 39 points ocb
6th Maurice Eccles 39 points
7th Bernie Mann 38 points ocb
8th Richard Sivier 38 points
Mini Pitching Competition – Winner Danny Lumley – Supplementary Winner Chris Waters
Putting Competition – In the Hole Colin Spriggs + three others in the 3 inch ring Simon Donnelly/Peter Orrin/Keith Basket
Nearest the Pins prizes were won as follows
2nd – Richard Sivier
3rd (in two shots) – Richard Sivyer
4th – Barry Root
10th – Brig Archer
12th – Ken Stokes
16th – Alan Brundle
Many thanks to Barry for both an outstanding year to date and an exceptional Captain’s day and thanks to all the Lady helpers on the day and to all from the Club who supported the success of this event
Photo of presentation to winner Peter Goldby (44 points) by TAMS Captain
Barry Root
and our generous sponsors display their cars on Captain’s Day.
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