CLACTON Golf Club captain John Kemp hosted his Captain’s Day competition.

With 144 competitors from across the membership, all joined together for a shotgun start to celebrate the day with him.

In fine golfing weather, pairs of players competed for the prizes.

In first place, with an impressive 45 points, were Fred Thompson and Chris Connelly.

The second-place pairing was Jordan Blanche-Price and Ryan Weeks, on 42 points, on countback from Jake Wells and Tom Heffer.

Meanwhile, 127 players entered the sought-after Portnoi Cup.

This is a men’s stableford competition and many good scores were returned.

However, Gary Roberts took first place with an impressive 40 points.

There were several players following on 38 points and, after countback, Paul Pidgeon came second, with Peter Hewett third.

Fourteen twos were carded on the day, with Brady Diplock and Danny Thomas having two each.

The men’s midweek medal also returned some under-par scores, with Bruce Watson winning with a superb nett 64.

He was followed by Mark Scott on 65 and Daren Tulley on 67, on countback. All were handicap-reducing results.

Sixty-four of Clacton's senior players played their July Medal. Jim Wiggam took the honours with a nett 70, followed by Douglas Nichols with 71, on countback from Alan Waddup.

The juniors had two results to report.

In stableford number six, Maxwell Robertson obtained a great 43 points to finish well clear of the following players, with Henry Goodwin on 32 and Harrison Dove on 31.

The junior July Medal also produced another superb nett 64, with a win by Harrison Dove.

It was an outstanding result, with Milo Locke second on 71 and Henry Goodwin third on 73.

The ladies played their America Cup competition, with Fiona Cope winning with an under-par round of nett 70.

Brenda Lord came second on 73 and Hoon Locke third on 75.

This week saw ladies compete in the Windfall/Rachel Neil Trophy.

Rachel was a longstanding, well-known member of the club, twice lady captain and a great player in her time.

Sue Gurry was delighted to win this inaugural trophy with 39 points.

Brenda Lord came second with 37 points, on countback from Chris Crossfield.