Joe Carroll wins inaugural Mayfield Trophy by the narrowest of margins

Cooden is always a popular venue and this year didn’t disappoint with a record 28 members turning out to battle for the inaugural Mayfield Trophy kindly donated by John Miller and Stuart Bourne. Even the weather behaved, though with a challenging breeze, provided perfect conditions for an excellent and hard fought competition. The hospitality from the Cooden Golf Club is worthy of mention, providing an excellent post match meal and creating a most convivial atmosphere.

The story of the day though, other than our Vice Skipper forgetting to leave the nearest pin marker on hole 12, was Joe Carroll who took the stableford honours and became the first member to win the Mayfield Trophy just edging out Stuart Bourne on count back with an excellent score of 41pts. Many congratulations to Joe and commiserations to Stuart who was so close. To be fair though, it would have looked a bit of a set-up for him to win his own trophy! Well played both.

A big thank you to Vice Skipper, Chris Buck who stepped up to cover for Captain Alan and Handicap Sec Micky both who were on other duties, and also for reprising his role of ‘tosser’ for the customary Heads and Tails. A natural talent if ever there was!

. . .and so to the results

Mayfield Trophy Stableford result

An extremely close competition with Joe and Stuart on level points after their respective rounds. Both still had the same points on the back nine so it came down to the back six holes with Joe edging it by a single point.

WinnerJoe Carroll41pts on count back
SecondStuart Bourne41pts
ThirdAlan Bond40pts

Team event

Again just a single point was the difference between the top two teams with of 3 out of 4 scores counting. The results were as follows:

FirstRod LunnDavid HowroydJohn CollingwoodStuart Bourne 125
SecondFrank GouldingJoe CarrollTony Willmott Phil Taylor124
ThirdJerry WatkissAndy WilliamsChris BuckJohn Miller 114

Nearest the Pin

Sadly due to a ‘senior moment’ on the 12th hole by the leading group, the marker was forgotten and stayed in the golf bag of the Vice Skipper. To be fair, none of group were anywhere near the green and by the time the hole was played out, any thought or memory of a ‘nearest the pin’ competition had completely evaporated!!!

Nearest the pin in two

A better result here with Andrew Burnett collecting the spoils

Next MGS Day

We hope you all enjoyed the day at Cooden and look forward to welcoming you all again at
Chartham Park on Friday 15 September.

Details will be forwarded in due course