The Myhill Trophy is one of the Counties longest standing events and has always been considered the premier inter-club knockout competition for Norfolk County Golf Union.
This year Gt Yarmouth and Caister were entering the tournament after a few years of disappointing results, and to complement the other huge steps forward the club has taken, a focus was placed on reversing this trend.
The draw was kind and we received home matches all the way to the semi-final (played at a neutral venue) beating Fakenham, Dunston Hall and Royal Norwich. In the semi-finals we played against a very competitive Mundesley GC at Bawburgh GC. Giving 32 shots on the day, GYCG won 22 up with all 4 pairings winning both morning and afternoon matches; a truly outstanding performance.
The final was played at Swaffham GC against Bawburgh GC on a beautiful warm autumn day and after a friendly but fiercely competitive morning (with referees making multiple rule interventions) Bawburgh lead by 2 holes. In the afternoon Bawburgh got off to a quick start in all four matches and GYCGC were playing catch-up for most of the round, eventually losing 8 down on the day.
The evening presentation was well received by all competitors and congratulations go out to Bawburgh GC on a superb win, the best team won on the day. Personally, this years Myhill journey has been very special for me, surrounded by superb players (average handicap of 1.5) we have created an incredible team bond utilising 11 players through the season culminating in a ‘team’ putting competition whilst waiting for the presentation!
The disappointment we all felt yesterday wont pass quickly but will no doubt stand the team in good stead for coming years and I am confident that 2019 will be another successful year at County level for GYCGC.
Thanks to the 2018 Myhill Squad; Josh Brookes, Nigel Drewry, Simon Clarke, Tom Carding, Carl Green, Thaine Hacon, James Hill, Tom Rutherford, Scott Herd, Darren Ward, Simon Hobbs.
Written by Simon Hobbs