December 5 2013 Latest news:
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
After a wonderfully hot day for Saturday’s Open the rains returned in the form of a fine drizzle for Sunday’s Medal, writes Andy Wagner.
Division Two seemed to enjoy the conditions more with Mike Stroud triumphing with a nett 68 ahead of Kevin Thompson and Richard Townsend who both carded 69s. Division One found the going a bit tougher with John Tierney's nett 71 taking the day ahead of Richard Reece (73) and James Spiller (74).
●This week a new trophy was played for - The Geoff and Sheila Banks Mixed Fours Trophy presented to the Tuesday Mixed by Geoff in memory of his wife Sheila who was a long-serving member of the club and for many years, together with Geoff, organised the Tuesday competitions. The format was the popular Treble Six - drawn for playing partners. Glad nobody listened to the forecast as the weather was good - no umbrellas required. The first winners of this new trophy were Sue Ritchie and John Dickinson with 39pts. They were closely followed by Jan Dickinson and Paul Ritchie with 38pts. Third were Jennifer Pyle and Andy Sharland with 37pts, and fourth were Maureen McIllvean and Allan Seager with 35pts. Geoff Banks presented the trophy to the winners and John Dickinson thanked him and the organisers Jennifer and Richard Pyle for a most enjoyable day.
●It was a case of now you see it, now you don't - the sun that is - on Wednesday when 129 ladies from 27 clubs took part in the Ladies’ 3BBB Open. With two scores to count and 7/8 handicap, points were hard to come by in trying conditions, and the team comprising Anne Short, Sandra Townsley and Ann Hazelwood (Fingle Glen) did well to come first with 75 points.
In 2nd place were Erica Klim, Jill Bouquet and Phyl Lewison (Wells) with 73 points. Teams from Sherborne and Stover came in third and fourth place with 72 points separated only on c/b, while fifth place was taken by a combination team from Honiton, Axe Cliff and Woodbury with 70 points. ●With a dire weather forecast the seniors turned up for the Anniversary Salver competition which is played as a pairs better ball medal. In the event the weather was relatively kind, just a very strong wind.
Despite that, the scoring was good and the result close. Ron Rogers and John Fleetwood won the salver with a score of 66.
The next four pairs were covered by just two shots, John Gillingham and Robert Canterbury coming in with a 67, as did Max Pipe and Bob Underwood. The last two prize-winning pairs were Andy Sharland with John Ward and John Ayland with Howard Clayton, all on 68. Out of 71 players only one made a two. John Hill managed the feat on the tenth hole and won 48 balls for his efforts.