BRIDPORT & West Dorset Golf Club held its August Monthly Medal, which included the George Houghton Trophy for the longest drive on the 16th, writes Peter Crowter.

Fifty-four men turned and saw Mike Savage win Division One after enjoying a cushion of three strokes over runner-up Gary Edwardes with a score of 75-7=68 which included 12 pars and a birdie.

The same nett score also topped Division Three where Duncan Jones was the winner beating Geoff Joy by one stroke.

The best score in Division Two was a nett 71 carded by Dave Howat and Doug Miners with the former winning after countback.


Division One: 1 Mike Savage (75-7=68), 2 Gary Edwardes (80-9=71), 3 (acb) Martin Horton (83-11=72).

Division Two: 1 Dave Howat (88-17=71), 2 Doug Miners (84-13=71), 3 (acb) Roger Galpin (89-17=72).

Division Three: 1 Duncan Jones (91-23=68), 2 Geoff Joy (88-19=69), 3 Don McAllister (89-19=70).

Anthony Lovelace (19) scored a hole-in-one on the 10th in Division Three.

Veterans' Section

THE Thursday competition was a self-entry, single division Stableford.

Forty players set of on a very windy morning and the conditions hampered most of those taking part with the exception of Bryan Holmes(15).

He seemed to have been blessed with greater wind resistance than the rest of the field and his 37 points gave him a clear four-point lead.

Following him came five players all carding 33 points and, after countback, Jimmy Gbadebo (13) took second spot, Brian Osborne (22) was third and fourth was Brian Fearon (13).

Later in the day there was a home match versus Isle of Purbeck.

Match captain Jim Thorpe reports that the strong wind blew all his group’s balls off the exposed fifth green so they agreed to halve the hole.

On a more positive note his partner, Glyn Peach (28) put his tee shot in the water on the 10th and then, after a drop, chipped his ball over the pond into the hole for a par three.

The match was won by Bridport 4-2.

Next day the away match against Axe Cliff was won by Bridport, also 4-2.

Ladies’ Section

TUESDAY dawned bright as members prepared to play three competitions, the most prestigious being the Club Championship,, which is over 36 holes played in a day, writes Di Neal.

Also being played was the Kath Joslin Cup for ladies over a certain age and the Rookie Cup for players with a 36 handicap and who have never won a cup at Bridport.

Our ladies' champion this year is once again Nicky Stone, who was concerned her second round was not good enough but overall her score certainly was.

The runner-up was Toskiho Ricketts.

The nett champion and winner of the Green Salver was Carole Brown and the runner-up was Ruth Donovan.

The Kath Joslin Cup was won by Roseanne Bonfield (39pts), her super round resulted in a three-shot handicap reduction.

The runner-up was Viv Gill (33pts). Lastly the Rookie Cup was won by Di Neal and the runner up Anne Follett.


Nicky Stone 83 and 93=176, 2 Toshiko Ricketts 91 & 95=186, 3 Carole Brown 93 & 90 =183, 4 Ruth Donovan 92 & 96 =188