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Beccles GC honour Herbie's memory

PUBLISHED: 12:30 18 June 2010 | UPDATED: 09:49 01 August 2010

Jackie Gill presenting the Ken Allen Cup to winner Eddie Bowles.

Jackie Gill presenting the Ken Allen Cup to winner Eddie Bowles.

One of Beccles Golf Club's previous captains Herbie Carver was fondly remembered when his 'quaich' was contested on Saturday.

Prizes and the buffet were generously provided by his old friend Richard Mills, the buffet being prepared by Sue.

LINING UP: The successful pairs the invitational event. From left, David Neech and Ronnie Hogg, Willie White (club captain) and winners Syer Shulver and Alan Ereira.

One of Beccles Golf Club's previous captains Herbie Carver was fondly remembered when his 'quaich' was contested on Saturday.

Prizes and the buffet were generously provided by his old friend Richard Mills, the buffet being prepared by Sue.

The competition was held in two parts with competitors choosing to play their round in either the morning or afternoon. The afternoon players stayed on at the clubhouse to watch and support the first of England's World Cup matches with the building festooned with England flags.

The end of the morning round saw Nigel Jeffs at the top of the leader board with 39 points, beating Bob Janney and Alan Ereira's 39 points in a countback. However, two better scores were posted in the afternoon by Roy Moore whose 40 points earned him the runner-up spot and the winning score of 42 points from Christian Lever to win him the Herbie Carver Quaich. Being one of the club's younger members he only just qualified to partake of the whisky that traditionally fills the quaich.

Tomorrow sees the club's keenest members contest the Midsummer Madness event, teeing off at 5.30am, with a full English breakfast after the golf.

Beaumont Cup: The team selected to represent Beccles Golf Club travelled to Ipswich Golf Club for their second round match. The seniors team consisted of Ray Walding, David Dean, Bob Janney, Ron Walding, Mike Garrood, Nigel Edwards, Jim Redpath, Norman Blainey and Dick Grieve. The Ipswich team proved too strong and used their home advantage to good effect. Non-playing captain Paul Cook thanked his team for their gallant efforts against a club that was able to select its eight-strong team from 250 senior members.

Ken Allen Cup: Saturday June 5 saw a large field of competitors contest the ever-popular Ken Allen Cup with the EGU gold medal also available to the competition winner. Scoring was as hot as the weather and a countback was needed to separate the three-way tie at the top. Dwight Miller

(90-26-64) on one of his infrequent appearances was placed third and George Savill (78-14-64) gained the runner-up spot. The winning score of

74-10-64 was produced by Eddie Bowles, one of the younger members at the club. Ken's widow Lillian was unable to attend to present the trophy but the family was represented by daughter Jackie who carried out the presentation. A packed clubhouse enjoyed Shirley's ploughman's lunch after the event.

Invitational Pairs: Sunday June 6 saw an invitational pairs event where a club member and his invited guest combined in a stableford competition. Club

secretary Alan Ereira knew what he was doing when he invited ex-professional Syer Shulver to be his partner, the pair winning the event by a nine-shot margin. Runners-up were David Neech and Ronnie Hogg (72 points) and third spot went to club captain Willie White and his partner Steve Brown. Thanks were expressed to Willie, James and Sam for their hard work in preparing and running the event.

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