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County Senior Foursomes at Fulford Heath GC on Thursday 5th July 2018

A small, but select, field of County Seniors arrived at Fulford Heath GC on Thursday 5th July 2018 to contest the 19th Worcestershire Senior Foursomes Championship for the Wharrad Jugs (Gross) and the Aberdovey Salvers (Nett).

The day was to be extremely hot, but the Fulford Heath course was still in excellent condition, even after 6 weeks without any rain. Kim and his greens team had, as always, done a magnificent job to prepare the course for a County event.

 1st hole at Fulford Heath GC.

In the first group out Martin Payne & John Hughes from Fulford Heath set a challenging target with a gross 78, nett 69. This 78 was matched by Alun McGrath (Stourbridge) & Darron Henn (Gaudet Luce) in match 4, whilst another Fulford Heath pair of Martin Cartwright & Paul Walters carded a gross 79 later in the day.

However, the strongly fancied pairing of Steve Green (Rose Hill) & Bill Thompson (Kings Norton) were to take the gross trophy, and the Wharrad Jugs, with a very solid 75.

Steve Green (Rose Hill) (Left) and Bill Thompson (Kings Norton) (right) receiving the Wharrad Jugs from County President, Grenville Rose.

The 78-9=69 nett posted by Martin Payne & John Hughes from Fulford Heath GC in the 1st match was to remain unbeaten and thus they took the Aberdovey Salvers.

Martin Payne (Fulford Heath) being presented with the Aberdovey Salver for best nett by Grenville Rose, WUGC President. (Not pictured John Hughes).


During the presentations Grenville Rose thanked Fulford Heath GC for hosting the event, and for producing a course in exceptionally good condition. Grenville also thanked the bar and catering staff who had provided everyone with excellent service all day.

Grenville went on to thank Dave McDermott who acted as starter, and worked on the administration desk; Denis Hayes and Debbie Pritchard for working on the administration desk all day; and Tony Edwards as the sole referee on duty throughout the event.

On receiving the Wharrad Jugs both Steve Green and Bill Thompson also expressed their thanks to Fulford Heath GC for hosting the event, and all the officials for running another successful Championship.