Sixth former Ed shines

PUBLISHED: 16:33 15 April 2008 | UPDATED: 21:42 15 June 2010

Lyme Regis Golf Club: SIXTH FORMER Ed Lawrence gave his elders a lesson in golf at the monthly Stableford at Lyme on Sunday.

Lyme Regis Golf Club: SIXTH FORMER Ed Lawrence gave his elders a lesson in golf at the monthly Stableford at Lyme on Sunday.

In his first club competition of the year, Ed scored a winning 39 points - one point ahead of the field.

And it could have been so much better; he missed five under 3ft putts, two of them "tap-ins".

Those missed opportunities also robbed him of the chance to fulfil his ambition - to reach a single figure handicap. At the moment it stands at 10.7.

It was not until his fifth hole that Ed got into his stride and he then scored a string of three pars, broken only on the 17th with one of those missed three-footers.

He parred the last for a 17-point first half.

His second half was much better: three pars, a birdie on the par 5 fourth, a par on the fifth even after a missed "tap-in" and two pars to finish with 22 points.

From now on, Ed is determined to enter all the Sunday competitions. "I feel those single figures are not that far away," he said.

l On Monday, it was the seniors' only medal competition of the year - the Marsh Tankard - and it was won by Ray Bradbury with a nett 69. In the field of 55, he was followed by Derek Webb from Colyton with 71 and third was Keith Hicks from Bradpole with 72 on countback from Gerry Donlon.

l The ladies played two four-ball better ball competitions.

On Tuesday, the contest to raise money for the NSPCC was won by Chris Wakeling and Eleanor Sturgeon with 39 points, and on Thursday the Spring Trophy was won by Lesley Jelleyman and Felicity Horton with 43 points.

Linda Baker and Sophie Keech took second place on count back with 38 points.

By Bill Halden

Lyme Regis Golf Club


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