On a day the forecasters said was to be a hot and sunny it turned out to be cloudy with the occasional shower, none the less Broadstone was in superb condition and it was going to be a stern test for all involved in this years Inter-Club Foursomes Championship. Scoring did prove to be tough as only four pairs broke 80. The much favoured pairing from Ferndown young guns Fraser Dawson and Dominic Knight struggled and finished on 82 one better than the home side. Tony Lawrence and Josh Moses from Sherborne could only muster a 78 and were left pondering the eight at the twelfth. They were equalled also o 78 by Bridport’s Graham Hunt and Patrick Woolmington, defending champions Tom Peacock now off plus two and David Norton found the going tough for their 75 which left a previous four times winner Gary Earl with a new Partner County player Kevin Robinson three shots clear on 72 and that was good enough to give them the Championship.
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The handicap section is understandably better supported but scoring again proved difficult except for the early starters from Wareham Phil Allen and Jamie Purser who shot a gross 71 good enough had they entered the Scratch competition to have won that by one, giving them a net 66.5 which set the pace and was never really threatened. The Ashley Wood pair of Bob Pace and Kev Potts tried valiantly to retain the title for the club with a great net score of 72.5 which did give them the runners up slot. Sherborne’s Captain and Vice Peter O’Brien and Nigel Mobbs took third slot on 74.5 from Jack & Tom Goudy Canford School & Richard Gibbs and Paul Gough Highcliffe Castle both on the same score but losing out on count back.
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Great credit to all the players for making this a very exciting and enjoyable championship and I look forward to meeting up with you all again at next years championship to be held at Ashley Wood on Sun 9 Sep 12.