Hill goes on a birdie blitz

By Richard Jackman

THE midweek stableford ay Lyme Regis Golf Club saw a scramble of points at the top as the top three, all single-figure handicaps, bettered par.

Alan Hill was king of the castle, his 39 points including two scores of four points on a hole as he went on a birdie blitz.

Roger Seed and Matthew Watson both jostled for position on 38 points with Seed taking silver with a better countback score.

In the Dorset County Club Stableford Division 1, steady top ten finisher Roger Turner found himself on the leaderboard in pole position with 38 points, watching as other scores came and went.

His lofted position owed much to scoring well on some of the tricky holes especially the birdie on the 14th hole. In the end Turner was uncatchable, but Mark Lewis and Colin Beauchamp both finished a point behind on 37 with Lewis’s back nine giving him the edge in second place.

Division 2 saw a very tight finish as Terry Peadon and Les Bounds both scored 36 points. Both players improved on their back nine with Peadon taking top spot, finishing very well on his back nine to score 21 points compared to Bounds, who just fell short with a back 9 of 20 points. Colin Baker took 3rd place with 34 points.

The seniors’ held their well-attended annual dinner and presentation evening and it was good to see Lin Baker, now in his 81st consecutive year as a member of Lyme Regis golf club, there with his wife Daphne. An excellent turnout saw the prizes presented by club captain Lee Caddy.

Our picture shows captain Lee Caddy flanked by seniors’ club champion Rob Clapp, on his left, and John Coley who won the Briggs Trophy and the Summer 2017 pairs KO.

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