Congratulations to John Gordon Parkstone GC for winning the SWCGA Seniors Championship on a very difficult Clevedon golf course. John had a first round 79 which was good as it was so difficult to get the ball in the hole when on the green and was som 5 shots of first round leader Kenny Hibbertt from Gloucestershire. If you want to know how difficult the greens were ask Rhys Francis to take you through his score of 78 with a stunning 10 on the last! eighteen for a ten! John made hay in the second round and shot the best round of the Championship with a great 73 for a 152 total to take the title by one shot from Kenny.
The Dorset team will be going to the EGU Seniors County finals for a third sucessive year with only a six shot lead after the first day it was nervy as our early starters came home on the second day and with Gloucestershire seeming to do well along with Wiltshire it was in the balance, all credit to John Smith David Barton who steadied the ship and with John's great 73 it was again in the bag and the team won through by some 16 shots.
Also our Congratulations to Graham taylor who whon the over 70's gross and david Backhouse on winning the 65-69 age group.
I cannot tell you how proud I am of my team and John Gordon becoming the SW Champion was again even more icing on the cake. A great performance over the last two days on a very testing golf course. Doug Pratt has also emailed his congratulations.Now I’ll have to sit down with Ian Hulse and start planning for Gog Magog. As you all know they were two mythical giants so when the Dorset Senior Team hits town that will be the third giant! We are now good enough to topple Cheshire and Kent you just have to believe in yourselves
Once again well done.