Dorset County Golf Union

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County Seniors Championship 2011

Lyme Regis Golf Club 21 -22 June 2011

David Barton - 2011 Seniors Amateur Champion

The 2011 Seniors Championship was played at Lyme Regis GC over two days in which we had fog rain strong wind a glorious sunshine.  The scratch championship was to be played over two days and 36 holes of stroke play with the first day giving us the Handicap champion and all our age group winners.  The first round had a 45 minute stoppage shortly after starting to allow the incoming sea mist to clear which it did to leave the players basking in sunshine but with a fairly strong wind scoring was tough.  Local Mike Mudford walked off the fourteenth 1 over and went 7, 9, and 7 ugh!!  Best in was from Dave Barton Bournemouth & Meyrick with 75 which included an 8 on the fourteenth, two behind was John Smith Parkstone and Nigel Stubbs Canford Magna closely followed by John Nash, Colin Short and Kevin Peel.

So the top eighteen players from the first round convened back at Lyme to battle it out for the championship and arriving to torrential rain was not good but with some quick prayers and a 45 minute delay the sun finally shone through and we got under way.  Scoring proved to be better than the first day with some players doing well, Brian Hansford was one under after nine but lost his way around the back nine to finish with a five over 76, which seemed to be a popular score for this round.  John Nash past winner of the trophy found it tough going finishing with a 77 and the last pairing of John smith and Dave Barton were in a match play situation with Dave coming out on top as he carded a great 74 to finish on 149 four shots clear of John Smith (76) and Nigel Stubbs.

So David has he put it “has come of age” we congratulate him on becoming the 2011 Seniors County Champion.

Runner Up John smithThird Nigel Stubbs

There was a three way tie for the Handicap Champion between Nigel Stubbs, Kevin Peel and Martyn Hastings but at the death Kevin Holmes from Ferndown came home in a net 70 and therefore took the 2011 Handicap Trophy.

Kevin Holmes Seniors Handicap ChampionMartyn Hastings Runner UpKevin Peel third

The age groups were all keenly contested this year and the prizes went to the following:

Over 70’s:

Scratch:            Graham Taylor Knighton Heath GC

Runner Up         Doug Pratt Weymouth GC         

Handicap:          John Gough Weymouth GC

Runner Up         Bill Kennedy Knighton Heath GC

Graham TaylorDoug PrattJohn GoughCharlies Davis Over 80

65 to 69:

Scratch:            Kenneth Procter Ferndown GC

Runner Up         David Backhouse Sherborne GC

Handicap:          Julian Cox Lyme Regis GC

Runner Up         Terry Pond Remedy Oak GC

Kenneth ProcterJulian CoxTerry Pond

60 to 64:

Scratch:            John Nash Broadstone GC

Runner Up         Campbell Boal Broadstone GC   

Handicap:          Ian McFarlane-Thompson Broadstone GC

Runner Up         Pat Lynch Sherborne GC

John NashCampbell BoalIan McFarlane-Thompson

55- to 59:

Scratch:            Dave Barton Bmth & Meyrick GC

Runner Up         John Smith Parkstone GC

Handicap:          Nigel Stubbs Canford Magna GC

Runner Up         Colin Short Parkstone GC

Dave BartonJohn SmithNigel StubbsColin Short

We must also mention Lyme Regis GC who looked after all competitors and provided them with a course in excellent condition. Very many thanks.

We would also like to thank our Sponsor Ringwood Brewery who kindly gave the club two barrels of their finest ale for hosting this years Seniors Championship.

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