Lyme golfers’ true test

PUBLISHED: 14:43 12 July 2011

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In a week when changeable weather caused significant disruption to the week’s programme or when fresh to gale force winds provided challenging conditions, it was pleasing that three of the regular events were completed without interruption, writes Steve Percival.

●The midweek Stableford saw the usual relatively small group of regular participants take to the course in relatively benign weather conditions.

Whether it was a reflection of the course and weather conditions or a sign of the benefits gained through recent excellent conditions the scores carded were outstanding to say the least.

First place was achieved by Rob Coombe (13) with an exceptional 40 points, with two scratch handicap players, Scott Love and Ed Lawrence close behind with 38 and 34 points respectively.

●On Sunday, July 9, it was the turn of the Junior section of the club to shine in their monthly medal competition. Yet again, Lewis Cottam (26) produced an excellent round to score a net 67.

In second place with a net 71 was M Vincent (40) closely followed by Kai-to-Li (12) with a net 72.

●Langmoor Trophy: in addition to the medal format the bogey competition is, perhaps, the truest test of golfer against the course where the player scores positive or negative points according to whether they achieve a net par a par or a bogey or worse score.

Inevitably, an overall score of net zero is a good score with anything as a plus score even better.

With a field well in excess of previous weekend events, competition was hard fought for the honours.

In the end, first and second places were achieved by two pupils of club assistant professional Sarah Burnell, Steve Piper (24) and Bob Taylor (7) who scored a highly impressive plus six and five, respectively. In third place, also with plus five, was Paul Liston (9).


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