MIKE Chivers edged out in-form Graham Hunt in Sunday’s individual stableford.

Hunt bagged 38 points in Division One but he was nudged into the runner-up spot by Mike Chivers with 39.

The sunny and breezy weather made a pleasant change from the wet and windy weather that has dogged members recently.

However, the overall winner came from Division Three and David Faithful was the only man on the day to get into the 40s with a score of 41. Mike Vincent, with 39, was the leader in Division Two.

Vincent and Faithful both received a one-shot handicap reduction.


Division One: 1 Mike Chivers (11) 39 points, 2 Graham Hunt (6) 38, 3 Steve Pielesz (14) 37.

Division Two: 1 Mike Vincent (14) 39, 2 (After countback) Tim Bandy (13) 38, 3 (after countback) Steve Cleal (14) 38.

Division Three: 1 Dave Faithful (27) 41, 2 Fred Gibbs (22) 38, 3 Andrew Reichter (22) 35.

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FOR the second week in a row the veterans were very lucky with the weather and the early morning rain cleared soon after 8am and the showers later on skirted the course. However a strong wind made for tricky conditions as the low turnout of 49 players for the fourth round of the Holmes Cup soon discovered and in Division Two only five players managed a nett score in the 70s, the best of these being 75 scored by Dave Cole. Division One fared a good deal better with runner-up Keith Brown carding a one under score of 70 but the runaway winner who really put everyone else in the shade was Brian Osborne who butchered the course with an excellent 66. Osborne had his handicap cut by two shots and Brown by one.


Division One: 1 Brian Osborne 85-19-66, 2 Keith Brown 82-12-70 (lowest gross), 3 Nick Franks 84-11-73.

Division Two: 1 Dave Cole 98-23-75, 2 (On countback) Richard Boorne 97-21-76 (lowest gross), 3 Crispin Boyle 104-28-76.

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IN the inter-club away match against Canford, the veterans suffered a heavy 6-0 defeat but won the home match versus Ashley Wood 4-2.

On the following Monday, Bridport lost away to Wareham 4-2.

The Bogey Competition for the Gutty Trophy took place in fairly tricky conditions. There was a turnout of 55 players on a morning that was quite windy with a few spots of rain from time to time. Of the top six players three managed to beat the course by two shots but the clear winner of the Gutty Trophy was Nick Franks of Division One who came in with a +4 score. Trevor Foster with +2 led Division Two. RESULTS Division One: Gutty Trophy winner: Nick Franks (11) +4, 2 Richard Fox (19) +2, 3 (After countback) Bill Beeton (18) +1.

Division Two: 1 (after countback) Trevor Foster (21) +2, 2 Derek Griggs (21) +2, 3 Ian Perry (22) 0. o o o

MIDSUMMER Madness it certainly was.

Thirty-four ladies succumbed to the disease and arrived on the course at 7am for a shotgun start.

One really affected lady competitor, who overslept, did not have time to dress and played in her pyjamas.

How’s that for devotion to duty. Happily for her it did not rain.

More importantly the Pyjama Girl won. I think we should all wear them next year. The competition was an Individual Stableford followed by a well earned full breakfast.

Results Winner: Julie Oliver (pyjama girl) 36pts on countback Runner-up: Jane Bremner 36pts.

On Friday, the ladies played Canford Manor in an Inter-Club match at home. By midday the sun had vanished and grey skies with rain threatening was how they teed off.

The wind starting as a strong breeze quickly developed into a houlie.

Despite the weather the ladies had a very good win 6.5-0.5.

Saturday heralded the entry of a new cup into the lists. The Saturday Cup, open to all the ladies’ section, was won by a Tuesday lady Di Loving on countback from Saturday lady Ruth Donovan with 33pts.