MATT Pepper enjoyed the taste of victory as Maldon Golf Club held their Captains' Cup Sunday singles competition.

Pepper recorded 41 points to win on countback from Steve Lawrence in the full handicap stableford, which was first contested in 1996.

Third and fourth places were also decided on countback with Steve Nott just edging out immediate past captain, Terry Butcher while Marley Read was fifth with 38 points.

The captain's prize for nearest the pin on the par three fifth/14th went to Pete Hawkins, while Ben Griffiths took the spoils for closest second shot to the par four ninth/18th hole.

There were some excellent scores despite the stiff breeze, on a day when the weather provided sunny, warm conditions.

Maldon GC's past captains competed for the John Rigby Bowl, an annual full handicap stableford competition.

Current captain Paul Holland also played as an invited guest.

A very close-fought contest was decided on countback after three players returned scores of 39 points.

Keith Locke was victorious ahead of second-placed Des Bastian, with immediate past captain Terry Butcher third.

The competition was followed by the annual Past Captains' dinner, where 15 former captains were present.

Maldon GC's June monthly medal was coupled with the Limit Cup, a full handicap medal open to members with a handicap of 20 handicap or above.

Kuz Chayma won both the medal and the Limit Cup with a nett score of 68 on countback.

Eric Bane (second), Charles Houlding (third) and Jon Wenlock (fourth) were just behind after returning scores of nett 68.

Maldon GC's Seniors section competed for the Coates Bowl stableford competition.

Charles Houlding won with 35 points a point ahead of second-placed Mark Scott, with Mick Meager third with 32 points.

The Maldon Men's annual guest day was a 27-hole betterball stableford competition.

The overall winners were Paul Shires and his guest Carl Austin from Forrester Park GC, with 67 points.

Second place went to Billy Mason and Tristan Brown on 64 points, while Maldon's Brian Sparkes and Dave Morris of Five Lakes GC were third (63 points).

The prize for the best morning nine-hole score went to Mike Ecart and Bernie Gault, with 21 points on countback.

Club captain Paul Holland and his guest Kevin Holland from The Warren Golf Club and won the prize for the best afternoon 18-hole score, with 43 points.

There were four nearest the pin prizes up for grabs - two for guests and two for members.

The guest prize on both the fifth/14th and the ninth/18th went to Forrester Park's Chris Bowring.

The members' prize on 5/14 went to Alan Dunsdon while Paul Holland won the prize on 9/18.

Maldon's Jubilee Cup team played their final round-robin match at South Essex.

They could not progress to the knockout stages of this year's competition but nevertheless came away with an excellent 5-4 victory.