LEWIS Craddock hit an incredible round to land Bridport & West Dorset Golf Club men’s September medal on Sunday, which attracted 58 entrants.

Division One winner Craddock came in with an amazing score of 66-4=62 and his handicap is now down to three.

On his card were 10 pars, five birdies (including two twos) and an eagle on the par five 12th.

Not surprisingly, runner-up, Kieran Mulhall could not compete with that score but nevertheless came in with a score that would normally have been the winner, 74-7=67.

Mulhall’s handicap was also cut by one stroke.

Tony Burt topped Division Two with another sub-70 nett score of 69.

Clive Graham and Phil Dowell both came in with a nett 71 to top Division Three with the former winning after countback.

Division One: 1 Lewis Craddock (66-4=620, 2 Kieran Mulhall (74-7=670, 3 (acb) George Brown (82-12=70)

Division Two: 1 Tony Burt (84-15=69), 2 Ian Kearley (88-18=70), 3 Steve Battrick (86-15=71)

Division Three: 1 (acb) Clive Graham (96-25=71), 2 Phil Dowell (91-20=71), 3 (acb) Martin Bright (98-26=72)

Veterans’ Section

MEMBERS held a medal competition, with the prize being the Roy Thompson Cup.

There were 47 entrants and the winners of the two divisions both scored a nett 69 with Dougie Howells in Division One scoring 89-20=69 to bag the silverware after countback.

Howells was a game of two halves and he started badly with a double bogey and a triple bogey in the first three holes.

He finished the first half with 48 on his card but had a much better second half scoring 41 including three pars and a birdie.

The unlucky man missing out on the cup was Dave Boggis winning Division Two with a score of 92-23=69.

Division One: 1 Dougie Howells (89-20=69), 2 George Brown (83-13=70), 3 Bryan Holmes (87-16=71)

Division Two: 1 Dave Boggis (92-23=69), 2 Peter Davies (95-23=72), 3 (acb) Roger Pollock (96-21=75)

Howells, Brown and Boggis each received a one-shot handicap cut.

Ladies’ Section

THIS year’s Captain’s Day, a Stableford competition with two scores to count on each hole, saw a good turnout of 33 players, writes Avril Brown.

It was a fun day where all entrants dressed in fancy dress, the theme being ‘Should have gone to Specsavers’ saw some outrageous costumes.

In teams of three, the winners were Carolyn McAllister (29) Ruth Donovan (15) and Liz Thompson (22) who scored a magnificent 90 points.

Runners-up were Janie Dowling, Helen Campbell, and Heather Chapman with 74 points.

In third place were Avril Brown, Sue Pakes and Margaret Thompson with 73 points.


Nearest the pin on the sixth was Jan Clark, and on the 10th Sue Walsh.

Nearest the line on the 11th was Julie Woodroofe.