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THE BRIDPORT & West Dorset Golf Club’s men’s Sunday competition was an individual Stableford and the prize on offer was the President’s Putter.

Martin Horton, the winner of the trophy had a morning’s golf he will remember for a very long time. He carded a score of 44 points and a gross score of 69 in a round which included 13 pars, one birdie and a hole-in-one on the par four 7th.

The second man in Division One, Lewis Craddock didn’t do too bad either.  His round of 71 earned him 42 points and included 12 pars and three birdies. The other man in the 40s was the winner of Division Three, Andrew McLeary who lead that division with 40 points. In Division Two scores were more modest and Russell Weller won it with 36.


Division One – 1. Martin Horton (10) 44 points, 2. Lewis Craddock (5) 42,

  1. Marc Harwood (9) 39.

Division Two – 1. Russell Weller (18) 36, 2. Ian Thacker(16) 33, 3. Kieran McAllister (17) 32.

Division Three – 1. Andrew McLeary(19) 40, 2. (acb) Larwence Turner (21) 34, 3. (acb) Rod Condliffe (20) 34.

There were 33 entrants for the veteran’s Thursday competition which was a self-entry, single division Stableford.  Once again conditions were favourable for golf and there were some good scores though without anyone quite managing the elusive 40 points.

Alan Newnham(17) & Richard Lomax(11) emerged the leaders with 39 points each, the former taking the top spot after count-back.  In third place was Peter Mowat(16) scoring 38 points.  Karl Rogers(22) was fourth with 37 points followed by Geoff Ball(21) with 36 points.

The was a home match versus Ashley Wood was won by Bridport 4½-1½.

On Saturday the ladies played the Andrews Cup for handicaps of 36 and over. The winner was Susan Pakes who won on count-back from Anne Follett each having 26 points.

The Bush Plate, a medal competition for winners of at least one EG medal in the previous year, was won by Pat Baldwin with 102-32-70 and the runner up Sally Woolmington 100-26-74.

The monthly EG medal was played in conjunction with the Bush Plate. Division One was won by Toshiko Ricketts (95-16-79, on the back 9) from Ruth Donovan (96-17-79). Top of Division Two was Sally Woolmington (100-26-74)from Lyn Jessopp (111-27-84). Pat Baldwin (102-32-70) won Division Three with Sue Winkle (106-31-75) second.


PHOTO: Jack’s Jokers and Ian’s Infantry. This is a light-hearted match that was kicked off by the late Jack White in 1969. This year the Jokers were captained by John White (Jack’s son) and Ian Kearly captained the other team normally captained by the club steward. The teams are encouraged to wear unusual headgear and the event raised £467 for much needed for clubhouse furniture, by way of entry fee and a raffle. The result of the match was a 7½-2½ win for the Jokers.

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