Lyme’s senior golfers collect the silverware

PUBLISHED: 12:23 17 April 2012

Seniors at Lyme GC

Seniors at Lyme GC

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Whilst the weather outside may have been conducive for some late evening round of golf the Senior section assembled to celebrate the achievements of the golfing year 2011/2012, writes Steve Percival.

Following an excellent menu prepared by the catering staff led by head chef John Leeming, the evening continued with some very entertaining speeches. The most notable speech being that made by the chairman of seniors Tony Johnstone in which he gave an excellent rendition of a Stanley Holloway tale of “northern folk. The usual glittering array of trophies was on display and the winners and runners up were:

Centenary Shield (Spring Foursomes): Jack Hansen and Tony Slater; RU: Adrian Wells and John Chance. .

Marsh Tankard: Peter Colman; RU: Colin Conn; Gordon Putter: Peter Mayles; RU: Mike Betteridge; Grimsdell Cup (match play KO): Robin Howard; RU: Peter Hardisty.

Ted Ray Putter Stableford: John Gannaway; RU: John Toates Briggs Trophy (Bogey): Brian Clark; RU Malcolm Hinxman.

Wellings Salver (aggregate of b 6 best Stableford): Peter Cogan; RU Mike List.

Frank Walker trophy (over 80’s eclectic): Ray Roebuck; RU: Steve Blackwell.

Summer Eclectic: Peter Cogan; RU Brian Walley. Winter Eclectic: Rob Hampson; RU Peter Hardisty.

Winter League: Frank Martin & Rob Hampson; RU: Royston Davies & David Lines.

Following the festivities of the previous Friday it was “business as usual” as the seniors competed for the 2012 Ted Ray putter. Played off white tees, and with a keen wind blowing, the scores were, understandably, lower than would normally be expected. However, at the end of the day it was a three way tie for first place between Bob Kay (17) David Lines (12) and Max Thorner (20) with Bob achieving first place on countback.

●Following his hole-in-one achievement of the previous week, Stuart Wight won the first Junior Major of the year, the Easter Cup.

Stuart had a great score of net 67 playing off a handicap of 10 to win the cup and in the process reduced his handicap down to nine. Runner up with a excellent net 68 was George Seed (5). Third place, and making a welcome return to form, was David Lyon(8) with a net 69.

Ladies Section

In cool breezy conditions the ladies section staged was a ”flag” competition” in aid of the lady Captain’s Charity. As a variation on the theme of a medal competiton victory was determined on the basis the player having most shots remaining after the completion of the round. In the end it was Jane Southcombe who managed to complete the full 18 before running out of shots and then get to the greenside bunker on the first (second time round) before she ran out of shots. Second prize was awarded to Norah Birt as she had the most shots remaining after 18 holes.


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