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Tony is the tops at Bridport & West Dorset
10:20am Wednesday 27th February 2013 in Sport
FIFTEEN men braved the arctic weather to take part in the midweek Stableford competition.
Top man on the day was Tony Lovelace (23) who scored 38 points, two clear of runner-up Mike Frank-lin (10) with 36. In third place, with a total of 35 points, was Mike A Thompson (13). Lovelace received a one-shot handicap cut.
The men’s Sunday competition was the February Stableford and 82 men turned out. The top scores in all divisions were extremely consistent with the best coming from Division Two by a narrow margin, that was from Taff Golding with 39 points. Leading Division Three, with 38 points, was Grant Gerrard and top dog in Division One, with 37, was Steve Crabb.
FIFTY veterans donned their thermals for a three clubs and a putter Stable-ford and maybe it was surprising that only nine players sought the warmth of the clubhouse without completing their rounds.
This turned out to be one of those rare occasions where the leaders in Divis-ion Two out-scored their lower handicap colleagues by a considerable margin. With an outstanding score considering the conditions and the dearth of clubs, Derek Griggs, seemingly unaffected by these handicaps, breezed home with 42 points. Runner-up, also in Divis-ion Two, was Jon Winkle with 39 points. To find the leader in Division One you had to go back another five points and that was John Fevin with 34 points.
*On Monday, the funeral of Trevor Stevens, a long-time stalwart of the club who died the day before his 92nd birthday, was held.
Peter Crowter had the privilege of playing with him when he scored a hole-in-one.
It was on the cliff-top hole where golfers have the advantage of seeing the ball go into the hole far below. He was close to 80 years of age and it was his first and only ace. When they got to the bar he not only bought everyone a drink but the bar bill was on him for the rest of the morning.
At last weather fit for playing golf, writes Rose-mary Shepherd.
This week's competition was a four-ball better-ball played over 14 holes.
Four ladies played on Saturday and 26 on the Tuesday. The three winning pairs were delighted with their bottle prizes which were fully deserved by their excellent scores.
Congratulations to Janie Dowling and Ruth Donovan who are through to the second round of the Daily Mail Foursomes after a great three and two away win against Axe Cliff.