Golfing roundup, Lyme, Honiton, Axe Cliff

The Medal Parham Cup and LGU Pendant competition was played in windy conditions with occasional heavy showers.

LYME LADIES - The Medal Parham Cup and LGU Pendant competition was played in windy conditions with occasional heavy showers.

Players who had won a medal round the previous year were eligible to play for the Parham Cup and it was won by Jane Southcombe, with a net 71 reducing her handicap from 10 to 9, she also won the LGU Pendant. Runner up was Ellie Langford with a net 73.

Jane Broom, winner of division 2 cut her handicap to 21

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Division 1: Jane Southcombe 71; Anita Holmes 72; Ellie Langford 73; Anne Humphreys 73.

Division 2: Jane Broom 71; Susan Crabb 74; Julia Collins 75; Gilly Madill 77. Division 3: Hanna Jacobsen 78; Jean Forbes-Harris 82; Jocelyn Marsh 84; Ella Duncan 86.

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Lyme Regis was drawn against Sherborne in the first round of the Legg Bowl, a foursomes knockout competition played over the winter months, for ladies from clubs all over Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire.

Playing for Lyme Regis were Anne Humphreys and Ellie Langford, Julia Collins and Chris Wakling. They beat Sherborne by four holes to go through to the next round.

HONITON - The last two weeks have seen the men of Honiton compete for the last 36 Hole trophy of the season, the Marker Cup.

Week one saw Bob Bilyard master the controls of his buggy and his golf swing for the round of the day 65. Paul Coates finished second in the division with a creditable 67. Div 2 was won by Steve Bromby with a 67, comfortably beating Dean Bonetta, four back on 71.

Week two saw Alan Seager triumph in Div 1 on countback from Stan Squire , both finishing with a 66. In Div 2 only a countback could separate the top three, with Steve Bromby triumphing over Buzz Harris and Geoff Filtness. But it was a countback which inevitably pushed Steve into second place overall. His 67 + 67= 134 was narrowly beaten by Stan Squire with his better back 18, 68 + 66= 134.

Following their success in the Honiton Challenge, the Seniors took on the ladies' section with the Otter Trophy at stake. This is a keenly- fought contest every year with no quarter given or taken. It would be ungentlemanly to mention the score, but the men won. Consolation for the ladies was the splendid performance of captain Sue Selway and vice captain Elizabeth Ward who led from the front and saw off their opposite numbers 2 and 1.

AXE CLIFF - The ladies played their September Stableford in blustery conditions with the occasional shower in the morning. The winner of Division 1 was Barbara Cummings (25) with 37 points and the winner of the second Division was Margaret Brown (26) with 28 points.

The Seniors returned to winning ways when the team visited Long Sutton for a return inter- club match. Having won the earlier fixture at Axe Cliff, this win produced a notable double as well as the third win away from home this season. The margin was 31/2. to 21/2 and the winning pairings for Axe Cliff were Brian Wilkes/John Pugh; Gilbert Cox/Hugh Willis and Peter Knighting/Morrison Brown. The half point was gained by Tony Strong partnered with Rob Grove.

On a showery Friday, 30 Seniors took part in a Charity game for the Captain's Trophy. Despite intermittent rain, Keith Wilson (12), scored a very commendable 38 points to win the trophy beating Sid Pember (18) with 37 points into second place. Third spot went to Paul Burgess (23) with 36 points.

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