Baker and Cottam both win in opening Lyme regis junior event of 2014.

PUBLISHED: 09:17 30 January 2014 | UPDATED: 09:17 30 January 2014

Lyme Juniors beat the rain to play their first stableford of the year, writes Richard Jackman.

Lewis Cottam taking the first victory with a storming 37 points with Lewis Gibbons beating Stuart Wight on countback both with 32 points.

The ladies danced through the showers and in the four clubs and a putter competition held on the 15 hole layout, Caroline Baker romped home with a brilliant 33 points beating the ‘often bridesmaid’ Ronnie Turner into second place with Rosemary Dare in third, both on 30 points.

Off the course, the club held its Burns Supper on Friday to a full house. Simon Wicksteed hosted an excellent evening as past lady captain Anne Michie said the Selkirk Grace, before chef Jon Leeming was piped in holding the haggis aloft.

Club member Bob Dunlop, like Robbie Burns born in Ayr, gave the ‘address to the haggis’ with the help of a few hand chosen honorary Scots (!).

Bob then made an entertaining speech for the ‘immortal memory’ before club vice captain Roger Seed gave the briefest of speeches ‘toasting the lassies’ allowing lady captain Lizzie Linnert to deliver her ‘toast to the laddies’ before club secretary Duncan Driver thanked everyone, especially piper Roy Groves, and the evening closed with ‘Auld Lang Syne’.

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