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Trophies galore as seniors toast year
WHILE the weather outside may have been conducive for some late evening golf, the senior section at Lyme Regis Golf Club assembled to celebrate the achievements of the past year.
Following an excellent menu prepared by the catering staff, led by head chef John Leeming, the evening continued with some very entertaining speeches.
The most notable speech being that made by the seniors’ chairman Tony Johnstone, in which he gave a fine rendition of a Stanley Holloway tale of ‘northern folk’.
The usual glittering array of trophies was on display and the winners and runners-up were: Centenary Shield (Spring Foursomes): 1 Jack Hansen & Tony Slater, 2 Adrian Wells & John Chance Marsh Tankard: 1 Peter Colman, 2 Colin Conn Gordon Putter: 1 Peter Mayles, 2 Mike Betteridge Grimsdell Cup (Matchplay Knockout): 1 Robin Howard, 2 Peter Hardisty Ted Ray Putter Stableford: 1 John Gannaway, 2 John Toates Briggs Trophy (Bogey): 1 Brian Clark, 2 Malcolm Hinxman Wellings Salver (aggregate of six best Stableford): 1 Peter Cogan, 2 Mike List Frank Walker Trophy (over-80s eclectic): 1 Ray Roebuck, 2 Steve Blackwell Summer Eclectic: 1 Peter Cogan, 2 Brian Walley Winter Eclectic: 1 Rob Hampson, 2 Peter Hardisty Winter League: 1 Frank Martin & Rob Hampson, 2 Royston Davies & David Lines n Following the festivities of the previous Friday it was business as usual as the seniors competed for the Ted Ray putter.
Played off white tees and with a keen wind blowing, the scores were understandably lower than would normally be expected.
However, at the end of the day it was a three-way tie for first place between Bob Kay (17), David Lines (12) and Max Thorner (20), with the former achieving first place on countback.
* After his hole-in-one achievement of the previous week, Stuart Wight won the first junior major of the year – the Easter Cup.
The youngster had a great score of nett 67 to win the cup and in the process reduce his handicap to nine.
Runner-up with an excellent nett 68 was George Seed (5), while in third was David Lyon (8) with nett 69.
* The ladies’ section staged a flag competition in aid of the captain’s charity.
As a variation on the theme of a medal competition, victory was determined by who had the most shots remaining after the completion of the round.
In the end it was Jane Southcombe who managed to complete the full 18 before running out of shots on her second attempt at the first hole.
Second prize was awarded to Norah Birt.