This trophy was presented to CAGU by Sam Goddard and Andrew Blows in 1967 in memory of Ron Freeman, a former captain of the Links Golf Club who sadly died whilst in office as County Captain.
After battling through four rounds during the spring and summer, the 2 foursomes pairings contesting the final were James Reeson and Owen Davies both from the Brampton Park Golf Club and Danny Loveday of Brampton Park partnering Paul Hodgkin of Ramsey Golf Club.
They then went 2 holes up winning the 7th with a par before their opponents hit back with a birdie at the 8th, then won the 9th to be all square at the turn.
Birdies were exchanged at ten and eleven before James and Owen retook the lead with another birdie on the long 13th hole.
After a succession of halved holes, the match was won for the Brampton pair when a par 3 on the seventeenth hole was enough for a 2 & 1 victory.
This win for James Reeson completed the “Grand Slam” of County events having won the Championship, the County Open, the Wheeler Salver, County Foursomes Championship, the Sharplin Bowl and now the Ron Freeman Foursomes. A fitting end to a short but very successful amateur career. James intends to become a professional after representing the Midlands team against the South West next week, which will be his last amateur event. Everyone at CAGU wishes him well.
Match Play - Ron Freeman
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