Glancy success for Dyrham Park
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Dyrham Park were toasting Glancy Trophy success for the first time after sweeping the board at the 76th annual tournament in Liverpool.
Winners of The Metropolitan a fortnight ago, Dyrham won the 18-team competition that featured the top players from the Jewish Golf Clubs and Societies in the UK and Ireland.
Dyrham's Leon Moss described the victory at Lee Park as "a phenomenal achievement".
He said: "As you get older, these opportunities get fewer and fewer so it’s really special when you win it.
"It’s an amazing feeling and some people are now calling us the Manchester City of Jewish golf.
After a wet final practice day, the weather was fine for the foursomes element of the competition. Although not long, the course asked many questions of the players and the best answer was provided by Marshall Newman and Ian Brill of Leeds Golf Society. Their gross score of 73 earned them the Coombe Hill trophy, whilst Louis Levenson & Paul Freedman, WAGOS, returned a net score of 67 to take home the Whitefield Cup.
In the team competition, Dyrham Park won the aptly named Dyrham Park Trophy for the aggregate of the lowest three gross scores out of four in the foursomes.
Sunday again saw good weather with the threatened rain holding off until the last player had completed. After many years competing, Dyrham's Stephen Schindler won the Hartsbourne Cup for the lowest gross score, returning a score of 73.
Paul Simon of Dunham Forest returned the same score but lost a card playoff, taking home Glasgow Trophy for the runner-up.
Simon was also unlucky in the net competition as his net 68 was matched by Jerrard Winter of North West London GS, with Winter taking the Potters Bar Bowl on a card playoff. Paul received the Sussex Cup as runner-up.
The main focus of the weekend is the competition for Glancy Trophy, awarded to the team returning the six lowest gross scores in the singles combined with the three lowest gross scores in the foursomes. Dyrham, on their return to the competition, were victorious for the first time and took home the prestigious trophy.
A team led by Anthony Cohen, who at 47 is believed to be the club's youngest ever captain, also featured Richard Gordon, Joel Shields, Trevor Steele, Michael Charles, Josh Davis, Ricky Curtis and Leon Moss. They also claimed the the Edmonstown Cup for the best net score.
Leeds Golf Society, the 2012 winners, were runners-up in the gross and were rewarded with the Shirley Trophy
whilst WAGOS finished second in the net competition, securing the Abridge Cup.
An AJGCS said: "The competition is the highlight of our golfing calendar and despite the broadening of the membership of historically predominantly Jewish clubs, the enthusiasm for participating in the event has been growing in the past three years."
Next year's Glancy Trophy will be held at Bonnyton in Glasgow.
WHITEFIELD CUP (Lowest net scores in foursomes): Louis Leveson & Paul Freedman (WAGOS JGS) 70
COOMBE HILL TROPHY (Lowest net scores in foursomes): Marshall Newman & Ian Brill (Leeds JGS) 73
BLACKPOOL & FYLDE TROPHY: Sussex JGS 223.5
SIDNEY OBRART CUP: Abridge 216.5
DYRHAM PARK TROPHY: Dyrham Park 233
SUSSEX CUP: Paul Simon (Dunham Forest) 68
POTTERS BAR BOWL (Lowest net score in singles): Jerrard Winter (CPO) (NW London) 68
GLASGOW TROPHY: Paul Simon (Dunham Forest) 73
HARTSBOURNE CUP (Lowest gross in singles): Stephen Schindler (CPO) (Dyrham Park) 73
EXECUTIVE CUP: Barnet JGS (CPO Shirley) 451
LEE PARK TROPHY: Dyrham Park 435
MOOR ALLERTON CUP: Dyrham Park 461
DUNHAM TROPHY: Louis Leveson & Paul Freedman/Louis Leveson (WAGOS JGS) 138
DAVID FOX MEMORIAL TROPHY: Stephen Schindler & Michael Charles/ Stephen Schindler (CPO Leeds/WAGOS) 148
SOUTH ESSEX TROPHY: Sussex JGS 675.5
SOUTHPORT SOCIETY TROPHY: Sussex JGS 767
ABRIDGE CUP: WAGOS JGS 662
SHIRLEY TROPHY (runner-up to Glancy Trophy): Leeds JGS 718
EDMONSTOWN CUP: Dyrham Park 654.5
GLANCY TROPHY: Dyrham Park 694