Past president wins successor’s medal competition

lyme regis golf clubBy Richard Jackman

DAVID Lock oversaw his President’s Day medal competition at Lyme Regis Golf Club and it was very appropriate that past president John Owen won with a blistering score of nett 64 with two good steady nines to win by three clear shots from James Phillips and Terry Peadon.

Both were level on 67 but in the tightest of countbacks, Phillips took silver.

There were three junior stablefords, two nine-hole and one 18-hole competition. Most consistent was Casey Gibbons who finished second, first and third respectively while Katie Hampton-Rumbold finished third and second in the two nine-hole competitions with Archie Trott winning the first nine-holer with 22 points and Brooklyn Wilkins finishing third in the second one.

The highlight of the 18-hole competition was Jevan Hampton-Rumbold’s 44 points as he tore up the course, particularly on the back nine, with 23 points, while Freddie Pearce came second on 39.

The mixed stableford witnessed an impressive win for club captain Gareth Williams on 40 points when after an indifferent front nine he throttled up with 24 points on the last nine, leaving Rob Clapp and Joseph Thirlwell in second and third place on 35 and 33 points respectively.

The ladies played their invitation day, a four-ball, better ball competition and in the week of the President’s Day competition it was good that a past president Anne Humphreys won. Playing with Eileen Walkington from Yeovil, they scored 43 points.  The amazing ‘young’ golfer Anne, was also celebrating a significant birthday, in style. Second with 42 points were Sarah Kilcoyne and Christine Simmonds from Yeovil while Caroline Baker and Maureen Whittall from Worthing were third on 41. A good day was had by all.

Division 2 saw John Jones take the honours on 33, from Kim Jeffery 30, and Robert Horne. There were three junior stablefords,two nine-hole and one 18- hole competition. Most consistent was Casey Gibbons who finished second, first and third respectively while Katie Hampton-Rumbold finished third and second in the two nine-hole competitions with Archie Trott winning the first nine-holer with 22 points and Brooklyn Wilkins finishing third in the second one.

The seniors stableford was on the reserve day and with the best score of the day and the only one to beat par was Division 1 winner Colin Preece on 37. Andrew Thomas and John Coley were second and third on countback with 32 points. Division 2 saw John Jones take the honours on 33, from Kim Jeffery 30, and Robert Horne.

The highlight of the 18-hole competition was Jevan Hampton-Rumbold’s 44 points as he tore up the course, particularly on the back nine, with 23 points, while Freddie Pearce came second on 39. The mixed stableford witnessed an impressive win for club captain Gareth Williams on 40 points when after an indifferent front nine he throttled up with 24 points on the last nine leaving Rob Clapp and Joseph Thirlwell in second and third place on 35 and 33 points respectively.

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About Philip Evans 536 Articles
Veteran journalist and newspaper manager Philip Evans has worked in the publishing industry for more than half a century. He started out as a reporter for Pulman’s Weekly News as a young man and went on to work for an international publishing company in the UK, South Africa and Australia before returning to Lyme Regis where he is still reporting on local events as he has done for more than 53 years.

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