Brushett on form in Heydon finale

PUBLISHED: 11:20 09 November 2006 | UPDATED: 14:52 12 May 2010

Mel Marks, left, with his Summer Singles Trophy, and Ian Brushett with the First Class Shoot-Out trophy

Mel Marks, left, with his Summer Singles Trophy, and Ian Brushett with the First Class Shoot-Out trophy

HEYDON Grange saw an elite field of 16 players, who topped the season-long Ataxia Order of Merit, compete in the final men s trophy of the golfing year. The First Class Shoot-Out is an 18 hole stableford competition with the top five then progressing to

HEYDON Grange saw an elite field of 16 players, who topped the season-long Ataxia Order of Merit, compete in the final men's trophy of the golfing year.

The First Class Shoot-Out is an 18 hole stableford competition with the top five then progressing to a scratch shoot-out format over the first four holes of the Essex Course.

Ian Brushett was clear leader following the stableford phase with 37 points and went on to qualify for the shoot-out phase with Malcolm Knobel-Forbes, Bruce Kempton, Paul Scott and Mel Marks. Paul Scott was first to exit the final stage when his approach to the green found the intervening lake.

Second to leave was Mel Marks who, with a relatively short putt, misjudged the borrow on the green and saw his chances disappear as his ball scurried past the hole.

Club captain, Malcolm Knobel-Forbes likewise fell victim to the sloping green of the third hole leaving Ian Brushett and Bruce Kempton to contest the intimidating par-three fourth.

With Brushett calmly hitting his tee shot pin high, the luckless Kempton could only watch his hopes disappear as his ball drifted into the adjoining lake; leaving Ian Brushett to take the victor's spoils.

Victory in the Shoot-Out completed an extremely good year for Ian Brushett - he regained his title of overall Club Championship, won the season-long Ataxia Order of Merit together with the Summer Pairs Knock-Out with partner Gwyn May; and was runner up in the Summers Singles Knock-Out to Mel Marks.

- Seventy-six players took to the Royston Golf Club course on Saturday in the Captain's Farewell Stableford.

Ray Sammons and Mick Freeman were top scorers with 41 points each, followed by Dan Keogh and Frank Calvert. Emma Logan took the ladies prize.

The Midweek Golfers Stableford, played on Wednesday saw a huge seven point victory for Maurice Conybear.

His 40 points has seen his handicap slashed to 13. Runners-up were Roy Wilson, Doug Moule and Stuart Knight.

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