Hole in one at Lyme medal competition
Sasy Hay produced some long overdue form to claim the ladies' Flag competition on Thursday beating Lyme's rising star Sophie Keech on countback.
Lyme Regis GolfSasy Hay produced some long overdue form to claim the ladies' Flag competition on Thursday beating the club's rising star Sophie Keech on countback. Both players had their handicaps reduced, Sasy to 26 and Sophie to 7. Well done, ladies, keep up the good work.l Lyme Regis produced some excellent golf to beat one of the favourites for the Interbrew KO Cup, Canford Magna 4-1.Successful pairings for Lyme were: David Cannings and Mike Warren, Steve Phillips and Rob Winterborne, Stan White and John Thomas and match captain Malcolm Wilson and Tom Mcintyre. Good luck in the next round.David Lyon, fresh from his Easter Cup success, produced another faultless round to win the Junior Stableford with 43, with Kato-li scoring 39 for second place and Sophie Keech with 37 for third.May sees the start of the Junior Order of Merit and with the current group of juniors this really should be a very closely fought competition.l Winner of division one of the April Medal, with a score of 42 points, was Nick Sargent with runner up Mike Mudford making some welcome return to form with 41 points. Third place went to Simon Wheatly with 40 points, Special mention must go to Ben Martin who managed to ace the 13th hole for a hole-in-one!Division 2 was a very one-sided affair with runaway winner club greenkeeper Stuart Broom with a superb score of 46 points.Runner up was Jerry Linneart with a steady 41 points and, in third place, was new Dad Brett Garner also with 41. Congratulations to Nick, Simon, Jerry, Brett and, at long last, Stuart, who all had their handicaps reduced - Stuart losing four shots off his! LYME REGIS GOLF Club held its annual Seniors' Dinner - always an occasion looked forward to and always well-attended, this time by over 100 members.Picture: Alistair Purcell winning the Frank Walker Trophy.Honiton Golf clubThis has been a busy period for the Seniors. After a good start in this season's matches with an away win, the next match at East Devon saw them come tumbling to earth with a 5-1 defeat by the home team.The Stableford competition this week saw Ron Craig head Division 1 with 40 points narrowly beating Geoff Cassen on 39 points. In Division 2 Chris Hamlett was a clear winner on 39 points, three points clear of his nearest rival.A group of adventurous Seniors and their partners took to the road with a golfing week in Bournemouth. Individual winners were John Dickinson and his wife Jan who proved the old Gary Player adage "the more I practice the luckier I get". The overall individual winner was Jack Phillips, who took home the newly inaugurated "Bournemouth Trophy" and followed this by transferring his nifty footwork on the greens to the dance floor. Stan Birch provided the greatest merriment. After a torrid time with the putter, he achieved a world first with a putter airshot. Consolation was achieved, however, when, with his partner John Fleetwood, he took the team prize.All in all a very enjoyable week with thanks to Jack Phillips for making the arrangements and his expert organisation.l The ladies played the Coronation Foursomes on Wednesday in good weather but armed with their wet weather gear having listened to the weather forecast! The winners, with 34pts on c/b, were vice-captain Elizabeth Ward and ladies' secretary Barbara Mullett. Second, also with 34pts were Joy Williams and Pauline Ford.Third, with 33pts, were lady captain Sue Selway and Jean Rapersby-Ford and fourth, with 31pts, wereDiana Gee and Olive Pope.Elizabeth and Barbara now play at Oake Manor Golf Club on July 30.Axe Cliff golfThe men were greeted by a beautiful blue sky on Sunday morning when they played their Easter Bowl.The golf, bar a few, was not so sparkling. Winner, by three clear shots, was P Northcott with a nett 65 - his handicap has been cut by two shots down to 12. Second place went to L Snell with a nett 68 and third place went to P Miller, with a nett 69. In fourth was M Yates with a nett 70.l The ladies played their Centenary Cup on Wednesday in glorious sunny weather. A few of the ladies responded to the conditions and brought in scores. The winner of the cup was Penny Sweetland (20) with a nett 69 - her handicap has been cut to 19.Second place went to Hazel Williamson (23) with a nett 75 and third was Janet Dack (27) with a nett 77.