BRIDPORT & WEST DORSET GOLF
by Peter Crowter
The men’s Sunday competition was an individual Stableford and there were 57 starters. The weather was cloudy with little wind and not too cold resulting in some good scores. The top 3 players in Div.1 all scored 37 points but after count-back Marc Harwood came out on top with Ted Story second and Pat Hart third. The top three in Div.2 also carded the same score only this time it was 38 points and leader was Ken Stead with runner-up Nick Jones and in third place Mike Chivers. The top score of the day came from Div.3 where Robert Smith scored 40 points. Christopher Wren was second with 39 points and third after count-back was Kieran McAllister with 37 points.
The Bridport Hardy B team played their first cup match of the season, home to Crane Valley and won 3-2.
On Thursday the veterans had their first inter-club match of the season and this was away to Taunton & Pickeridge where the home club won 4-2. The competition at Bridport was a self-entry, single division Stableford and 52 players took part. The morning was foggy and damp and remained so, in fact at one stage the fog got almost thick enough for the players to be called in. Scores were very close at the top but one man stood out three points clear of the rest of the field. That was Bob Harding who carded an excellent 40 points earning him a one shot handicap reduction. Dave Boggis took second place with 37 points and he also had his handicap cut by one shot.
- Bob Harding(16) 40 points. 2. Dave Boggis(20) 37.
- (acb) Keith Perauux(23) 36. 4. Dave Smith(23) 36.
- (acb) Ian Thacker(13) 35.
Photo:- Winner of the Veteran’s Winter Shield, Jimmy Gbadebo (left) being presented with his trophy by Dave Buckland, vet’s captain.
Ladies section results
By Di Neal
Saturday saw the annual competition between the Saturday and the Tuesday ladies, a single Stableford fiercest contested to win The Teapot Trophy! The two skips Avril Brown and Janie Dowling encouraged us as we set out.
Played in threes the day was dry and reasonably warm but a heavy dew slowed the balls on the fairway down. The Saturday ladies thrashed us Tuesday ones but nevertheless a good time was had by all and the refreshments afterwards were welcome and delicious!
The top three scores were all Saturday players
1st Judy Walters 30 points
2nd Liz Thompson 28 points on count back from
3rd Carole Brown 28 points
Tuesday saw our coffee morning with various edible treats, fun games and coffee, a goodly number of visiting lady golfers took advantage of a reduced cost round and luckily the rain held off. Woofability the charity both captains are raising funds for, will benefit from today’s successful morning.