Golf


THE MONTH of May was very busy at Charminster Golf Club. The first competition played was the Sunday Medal where the Division One winner was Roger Thompson with 75/13/62. Paul Harris took second place with 84/16/68 and third was Mark Boggust who returned 79/10/69. The lowest gross score was made by Rob Rolls. Division Two …

PHIL Hellier hit the best five wood of his life on the sixth hole at Axe Cliff Golf Club which ended up as an amazing hole-in-One in the recent Centenary Niblick competition. It is believed that this was the only ‘ace’ ever recorded on the mainly uphill 278 yards par 4 since the club was …

IT WAS one of the West Country’s most extraordinary sporting rises: the humble farm that became host to the world’s leading sports stars. Now a new book tells one of golf’s great tales – and the Indy’s John Collings has been reading it… Have you heard the one about two Irishmen, a pig breeder and …

THE AXE Cliff Golf Club Ladies enjoyed themselves winning all seven matches at home, against Woodbury in the Devon League. This was followed two days later when there was a complete turn out of all 16 members to compete in the Killard Leavy Cup, a County Vets qualifying foursomes competition, with the winners going through …

The 12th Annual Charity Golf Day, run jointly by the Rotary Clubs of Lyme Regis and Axminster at the Lyme Regis Golf Club was a resounding success with around 100 competitors from all over Dorset, Devon and Somerset. “Thanks to our sponsors this event maintains its appeal,” said Lyme Regis Rotary President Les Baker. “Without …

THE ANNUAL battle for the President’s Cup at Honiton Golf Club was played in searing sunshine with 14 mixed pairs playing in foursomes (alternate shot) and for a medal. The winners were David & Sharon Rouse with a net 78. In second place with a net 78.5 were Brian Morrison & Elizabeth Ward, and in …

WHEN the postponed Wednesday Medal for April was finally played at Charminster Golf Club, the Division One winner was Nigel Brinsley whose score of 79/13/66 was also the lowest gross. Graham Swingewood with 88/17/71 was placed second after countback from third placed Peter Churchill (83/12/71). Countback was also applied to separate the first three players …

THE Lyme Regis Golf Club’s seniors were thrust straight into the fire as the first main competition of the year was the Marsh Tankard, – a medal! Practise during the wet times paid off handsomely for Stephen Pitt as he played some ever improving golf during the round to finish with a nett 67 which …