Winning's no problem

PUBLISHED: 10:00 25 September 2008 | UPDATED: 22:22 15 June 2010

IAN BASS had a problem scoring in the Briggs Trophy competition at Lyme on Monday not with his golf but with filling in the scorecard.

IAN BASS had a problem scoring in the Briggs Trophy competition at Lyme on Monday - not with his golf but with filling in the scorecard. It was a Bogey competition and the only one in the year for the Seniors. Each hole is scored with a + if after allowing for your handicap you are below par, a 0 if it is a par and a - for anything more. Even though his playing partner Bob Kay spelt it out for him, Ian took six holes to even vaguely understand. By this time, Ian was way ahead of the field with +2. And he stayed that way. At the turn, Ian, handicap 21, was +1 and almost had a hole in one on the par 3 13th. He continued with the best driving of his 16-year-old golf career and at the close was +2 to earn his first trophy and a handicap reduction. "I never dreamed I could win the competition - all I was bothered about was trying to understand the rules," said Ian.l Junior Oliver Borgeat won the President's medal on Sunday with a nett 60 playing off a handicap of 22 and his handicap was promptly reduced by four shots to 18. Ollie made four pars in his outward nine on the par 4 2nd, 5th and 9th and the par 3 8th. Runner up was Mervyn Knight with a nett 65 and a handicap reduction from 12 to 11. l Thirty-six pairs competed for the ladies' President prizes in a Greensome Medal. Best Gross score was Elizabeth Thompson and Val Waites with 89. Best nett was Felicity Horton and Rosemary Dare with 73 followed by Lennie Sturgeon and Helen Hellier 75 on countback from Margery Johnson and Lynda Bass.Jenny Betteridge and her guest Jean Young of Sherborne won the Ladies Visitors Day with 27 points on a course restricted to 12 holes because of the wet conditions. Second was Jane Dixon with Jean Jackson (Chesham and Ley Hill) 26 points on countback from 12-year-old Sophie Keech and Sarena Bosch (Weymouth).


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