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GOLF: Club captain bags White Jug glory at Bridport
9:44am Thursday 12th September 2013 in Sport
THE men’s Sunday competition was the White Jug, a Stableford for two-man teams playing off three-quarter handicap, both scores counting.
The weather was mostly dry with the occasional shower and 28 teams took part.
The winners were club captain Martin Drennan (14) and Graham Hunt (7) with 70 points, while runners-up were Bryn Dare (13) and Chris Adams (18) on 69.
In third place were Steve Crabb (6) and Gary Edwards (8) with 67 points.
THE Bridport Seniors Open featured 68 teams from 21 clubs. The early starters were greeted by a mist that shrouded the course and the start was delayed for 45 minutes. The competition was a four-ball better-ball off a three-quarter handicap with a maximum of 24.
The top three teams all came in with 43 points but the winners after countback were Ian Wigglesworth (Bridport) and R Yapp (Shrewsbury GC).
1 (ocb) Ian Wigglesworth (Bridport) and R Yapp (Shrewsbury GC) – 43 points, 2 (ocb) Terry Kearley and Mike Brake (Bridport) – 43, 3 Graham Blunden and Keith Mundy – 43, 4 (ocb) Chris Everest and Colin Hore – 42, 5 Roger Pollock and Jimmy Adams – 42.
Prize for over-70s: David Parsons and J Ford (Came Down) – 41 points.
The veterans’ regular weekly competition took place the next day, a Texas Scramble for three-man teams, playing off one-tenth of their combined handicaps.
First was Guy Barnes (15), Tony Burwood (21) and Allan Jones (28) with 67-6.4-60.6, second was Terry Kearley (18), Chris Roberts (20) and Tony Williams (28) with 69-6.6-62.4, and third was Peter Marshall (8), Brian Osborne (20) and Robert Langran (28) with 68-5.6-62.4.
Junior Section THE weather was fine and sunny for the junior medal. There were just three entries and the winner, on the back nine, was Tom Hunt (97-27-70) with Kieran Mulhall (78-8-70) in second.
EIGHTEEN ladies set off in warm, calm but overcast conditions for the Stableford format Granny Cup, writes Rosemary Shepherd.
The most successful granny and winner of the cup was Vivienne Gill with 40 points.
Sandra March was runner-up with an equally good score of 38.
Both of the players earned handicap cuts – Vivienne from 26 to 24 and Sandra from 33 to 32.
Thirteen non-grannies play-ed a Stableford competition and Di Edwards (34pts) won from Sue Kelson (34) and Sue Winkle (33).
Carole Brown regained the Joan Holt Ex-Lady Captain’s Cup with 33 points on countback from Julie Woodroffe. Former captains Joan Holt, Joan Robinson, Liz Watts, Sandy Rees, Barbara Cooper, Peggy Griggs, Kath Joslin and present captain Di Loving, plus eight others, played for the cup over 16 holes.
Loving said: “The day was glorious and everyone enjoyed an excellent meal.
“It was a lovely opportunity to catch up with the former captains who no longer play at Bridport.”
A moment was taken before the meal to remember two captains who have passed away this year – Marjorie Stones and Mary Rogers.
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