Keen competition in three-baller

lyme regis golf clubBy Richard Jackman

THERE was keen competition for the thee-ball reverse bowmaker at Lyme Regis Golf Club as Bob Taylor, Verdun Trott and John Yorke accumulated 85 points scoring well on the par fives to win.

They pushed Chris Brice, Craig McGown and Ian McGown into second place on countback while David Binns, Graham Pickard and Bob Shepherd acquitted themsleves well in third with 82 points.

The Septuagenarians Trophy was keenly contested as 10 players bettered par, and another 22 scored 30 points or more.

Emerging top of the contenders was Mike List who continued a recent run of form as he had a faltering start but on the back nine never scored less that two points a hole in his 22 points, accelerating to a handsome 41 points winning total.

Second on countback was Nick Franks, also experiencing a good run, as he increased speed on the back nine to come in with 40 points ahead of David Hay in third, on countback. Hay just lost out by the narrowest of margins as he too stormed to 21 on the back nine.

There was also an under 70s competition and young guns Ray Shinners and Graham Pickard fought it out, both scoring 40 plus points but in the end Shinners’ highest score of the day – 42 points won the duel, as he went on a scoring spree on the back nine.

As it was maintenance week, the ladies played a non-qualifying stableford and it was truly wonderful to see Sheila Claringbold win with an emphatic performance that included 3 x 4 pointers in a back nine score of 24 points. Cyndy Mudford had a storming back nine score of 24 which gained her a creditable second place on 41 points while Marilyn Wlson had a good steady performance to gain a worthy 2nd place with 41 points.

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About Philip Evans 802 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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