Lyme juniors take centre stage

PUBLISHED: 15:38 29 June 2010 | UPDATED: 15:38 29 June 2010

Lyme Junior golfers - Cameron Moss, Max Smith, Jake Pinsmore.

Lyme Junior golfers - Cameron Moss, Max Smith, Jake Pinsmore.

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Up and coming players with promise

After another two weeks of incredible weather and resulting course conditions which could only be conducive to good golf, it is hardly surprising that some individual and team scores in events hosted by and participated in by teams and Lyme Regis players were outstanding to say the least.

In particular, the Junior section of the club staged some successful internal events which featured excellent individual performances, whilst they also had success in inter club events as well.

The junior “roll of honour” featured some familiar names, it was also good to see that some of the up and coming players have now begun to fulfil their promise.

Of particular note are the brother and sister duo of Danny and Georgie Searle who gained first place in two events. Danny was first in the handicap competition, whilst Georgie was the leading girl in the competition.

In the scratch competition George Seed carded an outstanding 81, closely followed by David Lyons with an impressive 84. This meant that George achieved second place in the handicap event with Danny in fourth place.

In the under-14s event, played over six holes, Macawley Vincent gained first place, whilst Lewis Gibbons won in the under-12 category. The under-10 competition was also a fiercely-contested event which Thomas, the son of club pro Duncan Driver, won.

l Having beaten Dudsbury in the second round, the Lyme Junior Team were drawn against Weymouth in the third round of the Dorset League knockout competition.

It was always expected that this would prove to be a tough round.

However, team spirit and some fine individual performances saw Lyme produce an outstanding victory in the home and away two leg competition. In the away leg, the Lyme Team of Richie Yorke, John Bugg, David Lyon, George Yorke, Kai To Li and Danny Searle were narrowly beaten by 31/2 to 21/2. However, in the second round, the Lyme team made full use of the home advantage to run out winners by 4 to 2 to secure overall victory by 61/2 to 51/2. They now wait to hear who they will play in the quarter final.

l Meanwhile, in the Daily Mail National competition, the Lyme Regis pairing of Scott Love (1) and Johnny Ebdon (8) played a very steady round of golf to convincingly defeat their Taunton and Pickeridge opponents by 7 and 5 to win through to the sixth round of the competition.

l At the other end of the generation spectrum the Seniors’ section of the club has not only staged two successful internal competitions, but has also notched up some notable inter-club successes.

In the recent Seniors’ Stableford competition, ever -improving John Coley secured a victory with 40 points on count back over Malcolm Hinxman.

The Seniors’ Medal competition which, by its very nature is not always popular with the more mature golfer, saw a reduced field struggle to card a respectable score.

However, newcomer to the club, Peter Cogan, playing off a handicap of 11, carded an exceptional score of net 69 to win the event overall, albeit on countback.

In inter club events the Senior section scored some notable victories also, not the least of which was in the quarter final of the Knighton Heath knockout competition.

The first team of Roger Driver, Julian Cox, Mike Warren, Steve Philips, Malcolm Wilson, Peter Mayles, Geoff Richmond, Graham Langford, Peter Lock, and Mike Hankey secured an outstanding victory against Hockley Golf Club by 6 - 4.

Also of note is the fact that Julian Cox achieved his fifth ever hole-in-one in a recent inter-club match against Woodbury Park Golf Club.

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