On 18th Of March 2016. Stamco embarked on its first golfing event of the year. The Stamco vs Trade Paints matchplay match @ Chart Hills golf club in Kent.
Armed with 28 players per a side, Peter May(Trade Paints) and Murray Thompson(Stamco) scheduled a pairs event with each side playing 14 matches.
In addition to the glory of winning the prestigious Stamco, Trade Paints challenge cup, Prizes were to be awarded for the 2 nearest the pins shots, and the longest drive. With the closest team to the pin receiving an additional 1 point for the match.
Play began from the 1st and the 10th tee’s at 10 o’clock with the weather being cold from the increasing wind but luckily remaining dry.
Early signs were good with Stamco winning 4 of the first 6 matches,
With Great victory’s from;
Gavin Bristow and Murray Thompson
Terry Rogers and Luis Dugan
Dean Cascio and Sean Grimes
Shaun Hardy and Steve Legg
Joe Pocknell and Lee Salmon lost to Paul Nessling shooting 5 under par and Peter May(Trade Paints)
Nic Alleyne and Gary Bedgeberry lost even though Gary shot a very impressive level par.
Stamco kept their edge over the next 5 matches winning 3 out of 5 to keep the lead alive.
Good wins from;
Ben Pepper and Trev Saull Hunt
Stuart Everton and Andy Pearson
Martin Hawkins and Paul Greenway
Jack Moulton and Ross Garnett lost to an in form bandit, Dave Smith and his partner Steve Cobley
Despite a fantastic score of 44 points. Neil Bennet and John Eastmond lost to individual winner Dexter Gilbert with a record 48points and his partner Dave Atkins.
Peter Carter and Nigel Stevens beat Ally Edwards and dean Foster(Trade Paints)
James Tiltman and Wayne Carley beat Michael Rogers and Cliff in the final pairing giving Stamco a 9-5.
On the 3rd Tim Laskey hit a superb shot into 3ft to clinch the pin from Adam Appleby’s 8ft attempt.
The17th saw Nigel Stephens (Stamco) hit a solid 9iron to 3ft to steal the point from the inform bandit Dave smith.
The longest drive was settled by John Eastmond (Stamco)
These results gave us the 10-7 victory and the new holding of the Stamco, Trade Paints challenge cup, proudly displayed on Murray’s desk.
Trade paints have now challenged Stamco to a rematch on the 7th October at the East Sussex national, to which I have accepted and look forward to retaining the trophy in early October
I would like to thank Trade Paints for agreeing to the match and all the Stamco customers for supporting the event and bringing the trophy home.