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The TAMS played their annual Championship over two days – Thursday 9th & Tuesday 14th August 2018
The competition is played as a Qualifier on both days Strokeplay from the Yellow Marker posts
The first round saw an exception Net 61 by Iain Scottt giving him an early advantage with David Boast on net 65, closely followed by Alan Finach & Peter Webber both on net 66
However it is always difficult in this format to keep the consistancy over the two days and many of the first round leaders faltered
The early second round pace was set by Andrew Burl with a further exceptional net 61 but his first round score was never enough to trouble the eventual leader-board
It was Malcolm Lamond who set the first serious challenge with a second round net 65 to follow his first round 71 and to elevate him into the eventual third place with a total net 136
Paul Ansell proved the most consistant over the two days and a second round net 67 to add to his first round 68 saw him into second place with a total net 135
However despite a nervous second round score of net 73 the overnight leader Iain Scott was able to just hang on to first place after his first round net 61 to win by just one shot with a total net score of 134
Well done to the winners, to all of the 60 plus TAMS who took part over the two days and thanks to Keith Ribbans for recording all the scores and handicap amendments

Rose and Two Thornes

24 TAMS & 12 Ladies played in the Rose & Two Thorns today Thursday 2nd August
In glorious weather with the course looking and playing great again, two TAMS (Thorns) played with one Lady (Rose) in a team competition with 2 to score on each hole
This was followed by a Lasagne Chips & Salad
The competition was played in memory of former TAMS member Bill Ray who sadly passed away just over two years ago and who donated enough money to sponsor the event this year and the following two thereafter
The winners on the day were
1st – Peter Orrin/Sheila King/Colin Spriggs with 90 points
2nd – Reg King/Di Leach/Peter Webber with 88 points
3rd Ken Stokes/Jane Pattison/Iain Scott with 87 points
Nearest the pin on 10th was won by Jo Bright
Well done to all who took part

TAMS v Haverhill

he TAMS were back in action again today with a Home match against Haverhill
After achieving the fiirst 8-0 win of the season last week against Fynn Valley the TAMS were again in outstanding form to beat Haverhill again by the score of 8-0
On an extremely hot day the course played well and the food to follow was outstanding
Captain Maurice Eccles and his playing partner Danny Lumley led the way with an 8 & 7 victory
Further wins were recorded by all the pairings as follows
Malcolm Lamond & Keith Ribbans 7 & 5
Keith Armes & Richard Elbourne 5 & 3
Peter Orrin & Colin Spriggs 5 & 4
Barry Root & Alan Brundle 5 & 3
Brig Archer & Mark Milner 2 & 1
Ray Choat & Stephen Gooday 2 & 1
Brian Fulton & Peter Turner by 1

Merryweather Trophy…… TAMS/Ladies

Played in a Greensomes format, on another lovely day, the players followed their match with a splendid summer lunch provided by Holly and the team as TAMS celebrated the win following some excellent matches in the six-pairs team event, which was enjoyed by all participating.

.Tams receive Merryweather Trophy 2018 (3)

Lady Captain on the day, Sheila King, presenting TAMS Vice Captain Malcolm Lamond with the Merryweather Trophy.



Tams Match Update

Brett Vale TAMS came back from there narrow defeat at Newton Green last week (in a 12 a side match) losing 2 – 4
to record a good Home victory against Braintree (in a normal 16 a side match) on Thursday 5th July winning 6-2
The winning pairs were led by Captain Mauruce Eccles and his playing partner Richard Clayton winning 3 & 2
The five other winning pairs were
Malcolm Lamond & Peter Orrin 5 & 4
John Ames & Paul Jennings 7 & 6
David Branch & Alan Brundle 3 & 2
Dylan Cross & Neville Proctor 8 & 7
Brian Fulton & Reg King 2 & 1
The TAMS have now played 14 of their 24 Inter Club matches winning 10 with just 4 away defeats
They vist Felixstowe next Monday which is always a testing course to play on