FIFTEEN brave (or whatever you like to call them) men set off in atrocious weather to compete in the September Medal but five of them were defeated by the wind and rain, writes Peter Crowter.

Dave Smith won Division One scoring 93-10=83 after count-back from Pat Hart 94-11=83. Grant Gerrard was third with 97-12=85. Just two finished in Division Two as Nathan Dunford 94-18=76 and Andrew Harrison 108-18=90 got safely round. There were just two entrants in Division Three also, Robert Smith 96-19=77 beating Stephen Battrick 106-28=78.

Scores: The latest Hardy B match results all played at home. Aug. 19th. Lyme Regis - Bridport win 4 1/2 - 1/2. Aug. 26th. Fern Down Forest - Bridport win 4 1/2- 1/2. Sept. 2nd. Folke - Bridport win 5-0.

Veterans’ Section

For the veterans the dreaded Bogey format reared its ugly head again this time with an award for the winner, The Gutty Trophy. Forty-eight players took part on a bright morning when the threatened heavy showers kept away.

The trophy winner was Mick Kelson (21) in Division Two with a very satisfying score of +5. Close on his tail was Brian Osborne(21) with +4. Then followed a bit of a drop with Alan Bentley (25) scoring nought taking third place from three other players after count-back.

The best score in Division One was +3 carded by Peter Mowat (16) and Ray Southcombe (16) with the former winning after count-back. In third place was Bryan Holmes (15) with +2. There was an away match versus Sherborne the next day which Bridport lost 4-2.

Ladies’ Section

Bridport ladies welcomed guests this week to our invitation day, writes Di Neal. The winners with an amazing 50 points were Julie Oliver and guest Eleanor Willis.

Runners-up again with a good score of 47 points and on count-back were Liz Walker and Merry Wilson. In third place were Sue Walsh and Di Sugden also on 47.

Best front nine was won by Nicky Stone and Sally Bruce 23 points and the back nine best score was 24 points by Sally Woolmington and Sylvia Blackwell.

Nearest the pin for guests was won by Sally Bruce whose ball landed inches from the hole, that would have been an expensive round! The 18th was nearest the pin for all players and another guest Joy Hair was successful.