East Kent Suffers narrow loss of the Russell Race Trophy

The East Kent masonic golf society attended the first interprovincial match of the year, hosted by Met Grand Lodge golf society at Old Fold Golf club in Barnet on Friday 25th March.  14 of our own members attended to compete for the much-coveted Russell Race Trophy.

The event was names after Russell Race, who although begun his masonic career in East Kent, has risen through the ranks and is now the second grand principle in Supreme Grand Chapter.   This was the fifth time the fixture had been played and to date, East Kent had always held the trophy.

Arriving early, the new appointed Captains of each team met and drew their teams for a match play competition.   In total, there were 7 matches.

Unfortunately, East Kent were unable to hold the trophy for a fifth successive year and recorded a narrow loss of 3 games to 4.   

PICTURED IS EKMGA CAPTAIN FOR 2022, DARREN HORNE PRESENTING THE CLARET JUG TO MET GL CAPTAIN KEVIN JONES. 

 
 
Darren presenting the golf trophy

RESULTS

Godfrey Sheldon/Anil Dhiri (Met GL) Lost to Nigel Mann/Terry Hall (EKMGA) 3&1
Steven Polloch/Eric Mould (Met GL) Won V Chris Metherell/Ian Tremelling (EKMGA) 3&2
Kevin Jones/Bon Hancock (Met GL) Lost to Daren Horne/Derek Reed (EKMGA) 6&5
Barry Neil/John Bennett (Met GL) won V Paul McGuirk/Leon Zachrow (EKMGA) 2&1
Mick Fox / Gary Beckwith (Met GL) V Jeff Neil/Chris Pascall (EKMGA) – Game halved
Roy Nelson/Nick Jenkins (Met GL) WON 
John Massmann & Saing lin Choo (Met GL) V Paul Ames/Roy Butler (EKMGA) Game Halved