Bob's rescue remedy

PUBLISHED: 17:43 19 August 2008 | UPDATED: 22:13 15 June 2010

Lyme Regis Golf Club: GOLFERS can never resist buying new equipment, especially when the marketing men claim it as the easiest golf club you have ever hit .

Lyme Regis Golf Club: GOLFERS can never resist buying new equipment, especially when the marketing men claim it as "the easiest golf club you have ever hit".

Bob Kay is no exception. He has just invested £130 in a "Rescue" club and followed the example of half the 600 membership of Lyme.

Unlike some, who found the attractions of the club barely lasted the time it took to pay for it, Bob has lowered his 20 handicap and is earning back his investment.

His latest win was in his first Septuagenarian trophy where his 40 Stableford points were two ahead of the field led by Jim Dick and David Hickman.

"The win was nothing to do with me," said Bob, "it was all about the club!" The times Bob failed to find the fairway, the club came to the rescue by picking his ball cleanly out of the rough and, when he had a clear sight of the flag, he was able to send his ball up to 185 yards. Using his new club from the tee on the 270-yard 18th, Bob's drive almost reached the green. "It was miraculous, so versatile," said Bob.

l Matthew Searle, handicap 3, did not need any rescue club as he stood on the par 3 8th tee in the Centenary Sword on Sunday. A modest iron was all he used to send the ball 147 yards straight into the hole. His ace earned him four points to give him a winning total of 41, two ahead of Adam White and Gareth Hedges. Division 2 winner was David Bendall with 40 points on countback from Adam Downes with Peter West third with 38.

- Gareth Hedges won the Regatta Stableford with 42 points and sailed

smoothly into a long-overdue handicap reduction from three to two. Runner up

was Ken Borgeat. Division Two was won by ex-captain Rod Boyce with 39

points followed by Andrew Maclean one shot behind.

- A Fensome Greensome was played by the ladies last Thursday with pairs deciding who was to play the second shots on both odd and even holes. Three pairs managed 37 points, but winners on countback were Jane Southcombe and Alice Hines.

Second were Jean Heywood and Sue Crabb, followed by Lesley Jelleyman and Jane Andrews.

- Seventy-two competed in the August Medal. Division 1 winner was Jane Southcombe (83-11= 72) with 11-year-old Sophie Keech (83-10=73) runner up. Eva Sewell took Division 2 with 101-27=74 and Ursula Pratt was second with 103-28=75 .

Leslie Murray (100-30=70) took Division 3 and also the title "Super Gran" with the best score amongst those with grandchildren. Runner up was Daphne Sweetland (109-30=79).

By Bill Halden

Lyme Regis Golf Club

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