Kindred Cup Shield Final 2018
Thorpe Regain The Title
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The Kindred Cup is an annual greensomme foursome competition which is played for by the five oldest local golf clubs, Rochford Hundred, Southend, Boyce Hill, Belfairs and Thorpe Hall. Each play a qualifying competition during the year where the top four pairs go on to represent their respective clubs at the venue for that year. Each club takes it in turn.

This year it was our turn and we were represented by Matt Sand & Ben Brower, Steve Rafferty & Gary Wheeler, Russell Crawford & Tolga Kukahcigil and Neil Harper & Neil Johns. The top three scores from each club are added together and the winner is the club with the highest total.

The Final was first played in 1952. Since then Thorpe Hall have won it 19 times the last time in 2010.

Until this year it has always been played over 36 holes but it was mutually decided that this year 18 would suffice. So it proved as the temperature was up in the high 20’s (80’s F) and the round took four and a half hours! Just in time to have watched England in the World Cup Final, had they got through!!

With home advantage Thorpe were looking to do well so when Matt & Ben returned an impressive 42 points they were on their way. Neil & Neil returned 37, followed by Steve & Gary who chipped in with 32 for a team total of 111. A good score on a hot sticky day which was enough to lift the shield for the 20th time since its inception. Belfairs were 2nd with 106, Southend and Rochford shared 3rd with 105 and Boyce, who only fielded three teams, scored 86.

Matt & Ben’s 42 also won the overall individual prize.

The club came in for some high praise from our visitors who said how impressed they were with the condition of the course, the quality of the food, the reception they all received and how well organised the day had been.

AG

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