Lyme Regis success for Love, Drew and Newcombe
PUBLISHED: 12:48 12 December 2018
The Lyme Regis three-man multiplier stableford can always be a fun occasion, testing the nerves, writes Richard Jackman.
Scott Love, continuing his good run of form, James Drew and John Newcombe proved nerveless as they ran out winners with 160 points.
Keith Gibson, Roger Turner and Tim Daniel’s score of 147 points just edged Roger Seed, Adrian Morgan and Pete Sargent into third place with their 144 points.
For the seniors’ December stableford, Paul Dike got off to a cracking start and was three points better than par after four holes.
This margin continued for 11 holes and despite blobbing the 12th Dike was still the only person better than par as he won Division One with 37 points. Peter Wood also started well for the first 7 holes, then levelled off, but still finished second with 35 points, while Charles Vane Percy also had 19 points on the front nine, but finished third on 34 points.
Division Two winner Denis McCallum was in erratic form, but his three blobbed holes were balanced by some exceptional scoring, particularly on the par threes where he racked up 13 points including a birdie on the 13th, enough to make him winner by two clear shots ahead of Graham Pickard and Mike Hankey, both on 34.
Both had 18 points on the back nine, but Pickard just won on a close countback. Jean Jolley ploughed a lone furrow in the ladies’ December medal as she mastered the tricky conditions to be the only one with a nett score in the 70s.
Her nett 77 was compiled by some good golf, steadily compiling the winning score.
Yet again Sarah Kilcoyne was on the podium, this time finishing second as her back nine did not match the front, while Jane Broom did the reverse as the back nine proved her saviour to finish third on 81.