Cognac Trophy - 8th June 2019

Today saw the 30th playing of The Cognac Trophy at Kington Golf Club, a prestigious collaboration between England and France featuring teams throughout the region. Bon chance a tous!

The weather forecast improved for the players in the Cognac Trophy at Kington. The course was in fantastic condition but looking a little moody.... Contestants were advised to bring their A-games.... The links presented a challenge to all!

... and here are the winners of The 2019 Cognac Cup being presented with their prizes of Hennessey XO by William Coates. Their total of 85 Stableford points beat 29 other teams from Shropshire & Herefordshire Union of Golf Clubs!

 The Cognac Trophy featured 30 teams from clubs throughout The Shropshire & Herefordshire Golf Union in a stableford Competition, with the best 2 scores to count on each hole.

The results were:

1st - Kington GC - Phil Jones, Rob Price, Graham Priday & Allan Williams - 85 Pts

2nd - Patsull Park GC - Malcolm Mitchell, John Poole, Graham Lindley & Kevin McNish - 79 Pts

3rd - Burghill Valley GC - Paul Harrison, Ed Morley, Paul Jones & Frank Bowen -77 Pts (Back 9)

4th - Ludlow GC.- John Linehan, Mark Brabazon, Mike Broad & John Harris - 77 Pts

Hill Valley GC won the front nine with 38 Pts & Telford GC the back 9 with 44 Pts. Nearest pins - 3rd - Ed Morley ; 5th - John Cushing; 9th - Ian Blower; 12th Brett Murray; 15th - Harold Hoof; 18th - Rob Price.

The Cognac Cup has been a 31 years’ collaboration between the Cognac region of France and the Shropshire & Herefordshire Golf Union. William Coates and Cognac (Hennessy) have kindly sponsored this event for the last 31 years during which time the competition has been hosted alternately at Kington Golf Club and the home Golf Club of the President of the SHUGC.

Throughout this time, the event has been made possible only as the result of a tremendous amount of work from Glyn and Jill Wictome of Kington Golf Club and William Coates of Hennessey. Their efforts have enabled this prestigious event to gain momentum since the inaugural competition in 1988. 

For his contribution, hard work and generosity to Kington Golf Club, William Coates was made an Honorary Life Member in a presentation conducted by Glyn Wictome.

Thanks,

STEPHEN KNIGHT

Chair of Marketing

Kington Golf Club

 

The Cognac Trophy featured 30 teams from clubs throughout The Shropshire & Herefordshire Golf Union in a stableford Competition, with the best 2 scores to count on each hole.

The results were:

1st - Kington GC - Phil Jones, Rob Price, Graham Priday & Allan Williams - 85 Pts

2nd - Patsull Park GC - Malcolm Mitchell, John Poole, Graham Lindley & Kevin McNish - 79 Pts

3rd - Burghill Valley GC - Paul Harrison, Ed Morley, Paul Jones & Frank Bowen -77 Pts (Back 9)

4th - Ludlow GC.- John Linehan, Mark Brabazon, Mike Broad & John Harris - 77 Pts

Hill Valley GC won the front nine with 38 Pts & Telford GC the back 9 with 44 Pts. Nearest pins - 3rd - Ed Morley ; 5th - John Cushing; 9th - Ian Blower; 12th Brett Murray; 15th - Harold Hoof; 18th - Rob Price.