SEVENTEEN players took part in the Mixed Midweek Stableford and there was little to choose between the three at the top, writes Peter Crowter.

Two ladies played this week and last year’s captain, Di Loving came in with the top score of 38 points.

However, Jimmy Gdadebo also carded 38 points and he took the winning spot after countback on the back nine. Kelvin Dawe was third with 37 points.

The Carnival Cup took place on Saturday. This is an individual Stableford competition open to all sections of the club. A modest total of 27 competitors took part on a fine day – the calm before the storm.

There were three men at the top of the leaderboard and they all carded the same score of 38 points but after countback the winner of the cup was Kelvin Dawe.

In second place was Martin Dren-nan and third was Barry O’-Mahony.

The men’s three-man Team Open should have taken place on Sunday but the wind and rain from the tail end of Bertha put a stop to that and the course was closed.

Veterans’ Section

MEMBERS held an inter-club match with the competition being a self-entry with one division.

Despite this, and the fact that this was the, not hugely popular, bogey competition, there was a good entry of 52 players.

Once again the top three players all came in with the same score.

This time it was +3 but, after countback, Dave Buckland was declared the winner with Glyn Peach runner-up and Derek Griggs was third. Fourth was Richard Lomax (+2) and Keith Mundy (+1) was fifth.

The home match versus Isle of Purbeck was won by Bridport 4-2. The next day Bridport were away at Axe Cliff where they beat the home side 3½-2½.

Ladies’ Section

OVER the past two weeks, the ladies have competed for the Janet Holmes Trophy, writes Rosemary Shepherd.

The winner of the trophy is the lady with the lowest score after their Stableford points of week two have been deducted from their nett score of the round one medal competition. Twenty-six ladies played both rounds.

The best nett score was by Vivienne Gill in Division Two with nett 69. Marion Hurley and Toshiko Ricketts, in Division One, both had nett 70s, while the top Division Three player was Sue Pollock (nett 74).

The second round Stableford was won by Sue Winkle (36); second was Marilyn Wilson (34), Dianne Edwards (33) was third and foruth was Toshiko Ricketts (32).

After all the calculations had been completed two players each had a score of 38.

It was decided that there would be joint winners of the trophy in Ricketts and Winkle.