Outstanding score clinches Good victory

Over 80 members and guests competed for the Marcus Armstrong Memorial Golf Trophy at the Harwich and Dovercourt Golf Club.

The course and weather was absolutely superb and some excellent scores were recorded. The individual winner was Aaron Good, who played in the morning, recording an outstanding score of 45 points playing off a handicap of 17.

Second place went to Jake Neale with 42 points and Aida Armstrong was third with 41 points.

The best team score was won by Neil Blackburn, Aaron Good, Charlie Dennis and Rod Osborne.

The yellow ball winners were Trevor Armstrong, Arfa Bennett, Stuart Barr and Paul Day.

Best scratch was Dale Goaling. Nearest the pin (11 inches) winner was Jordon Slater and longest driver (311 yards) winner was Lee Rodgers.

The biggest winners, however, was the Bursary Fund at the Golf Club whose funds were boosted by over £1,600 and the charity Cardiac Risk in the Young who had nearly £500 raised which will go towards the cost of another cardiac screening in the area.

Players and friends of Marcus came from as far away as Spain and Newcastle to play in an event that has become an integral part of the Harwich Golf Club calendar.

Marcus was a quality golfer at the club until his sudden death three years ago aged only 28 from an undetected heart condition.

Over £20,000 has been raised in his memory towards sponsoring localised cardiac screening events with the first one being held at the Harwich and Parkeston Football ground on Saturday, August 1 when 120 people between the ages of 14 and 35 will be screened.