The 2013 Seniors Championship was played at Highcliffe Castle GC who celebrate their Centenary this year. The competition was played over one day on a superbly presented course with fair weather. The course proved to be a great test for all those who took part. David Barton led the way and did not disappoint coming in with a fine level par 64. This was followed by a 65 from Seniors Captain David Lock. Defending champion Colin Short was three back on 67. So after a fine ploughman’s lunch the second round got under way, again David led the way coming home with a fine one over 65 coming home on the back nine in 31 having lost a ball in that some fine golf played. David Lock made the turn one over but let 3 more shots get away to come home in 68. Pat Crane Weymouth Paul Cooper Canford School, Nigel Green Came Down and Stephen Anstee Ferndown all had 70 and Colin short had 71 so the 2013 seniors Amateur Champion is David Barton Christchurch with David Lock taking the Handicap Championship.
The age groups were all keenly contested this year and the prizes went to the following: (No one can win more than one prize)
Scratch: Graham Taylor Knighton Heath GC
Runner Up Doug Pratt Weymouth GC
Handicap: Rob Simms Dudsbury GC
Runner Up Anthony Eden Ferndown GC
55- to 59:
Scratch: Paul Cooper Canford School GC
Runner Up Pat Crane Weymouth GC
Handicap: Paul Bond Highcliffe Castle GC
Runner Up Richard White Ferndown GC
We thank Highcliffe Castle Golf Club and Captain John Saunders for welcoming all to the club; we all wish them a very successful year in their Centenary celebrations.
We would also like to thank our Sponsor Ringwood Brewery who kindly gave the club a firkin of their finest ale for hosting this years Seniors Championship.