FORTY-TWO men competed for the President’s Putter Stableford at Bridport & West Dorset Golf Club, writes Peter Crowter.

On the whole scores were pretty modest, no doubt due to the windy conditions and the problem of keeping the ball from straying into the heavy rough.

One man who did master the conditions was Martin Horton in Division One and his score of 40 points won him the President’s Putter and was four clear of his nearest rival John White, runner-up in that division.

The top score in Division Two was 34 points scored by both Mike Vincent and Roger Galpin with the former winning after countback.

The same score topped Division Three, carded by Nathan Dunford and Robert Harris with the former taking top spot after countback.


Division One: 1 (acb) Martin Horton (11) 40 points, 2 John White (8) 36, 3 (acb) Pat Hart (11) 32.

Division Two: 1 (acb) Mike Vincent (13) 34 points, 2 Roger Galpin (17) 34, 3 (acb) Robert England (16) 33.

Division Three: 1 (acb) Nathan Dunford (19) 34 points, 2 Robert Harris (20) 34, 3 (acb) Larwence Turner (21) 30.

Veterans' Section

IT WAS a mild and breezy morning for the Thursday competition which was the Roy Thompson Cup.

This was a medal off the white tees and 42 members took part.

Taking home the silverware was James Clarke in Division Two, the only man on the day carding a nett score in the 60s.

His score of 96-28=68 earned him a three-stroke handicap reduction.

Terry Garrett was runner-up in that division with 99-27=72 followed by Brian Osborne (95-22=73).

Peter Marshall took the honours in Division One scoring 81-10=71.

That was also the lowest gross and he received a one-stroke handicap cut.

Dougie Howells finished second with 92-19=73 and third was John Pacey with 90-15=75.

Ladies’ Section

THE winner of a Medford nine-hole medal and nine-hole Stableford was Julie Oliver (51-16=35).

She was followed by Avril Brown (56-16=38) and Ruth Donovan (55-15=40).

Tuesday saw members playing in the Captain's Day Greensomes, the dress code was black and white and various themes were worn.

The winners of the fancy dress were 101 Dalmatians and Crulella!

The winners of the competition who received gifts from captain Janie Dowling were: 1 Heather Chapman and Heather Boyle, 2 Sue Walsh and Julie Oliver, 3 Marion Hurley and Sue Winkle, 4 Ruth Donovan and Eleanor Butler

Best front nine winners were Avril Brown and Toshiko Ricketts

Best back nine was won by Viv Gill and Sue Pollock

Nearest the pin for lower handicaps was Julie Oliver, and for those with higher handicaps, Sally Woolmington on the 10th.

Finally, nearest the pin in two on the 14th was won by Carroll Horne and Sandra March.