We were at Came Down for this year’s Inter-Club Mixed Foursomes and although we had a little cloud cover the sun did break through and it was dry with only a little wind, as the day went on all enjoyed the course and stunning views of the dorset countryside and Coastline from the various places on the course. The course proved to be a great test in what’s considered a difficult format but it is a pleasure to have the couples there enjoying the day and challenge.
The Scratch trophy was well contested and the first pairs out saw home player Matt walker playing his first mixed competition and with partner Sue Stokey had a gross 77 but playing partners Aaron Crabb and Jane Southcombe were two better but smarting after an 8 down the last to leave them on 75. This was equalled by Broadstone’s Ashley Beckett and Louise Sims who moved to top slot on a better back nine total, they also slipped up on the last taking 6. The DG&CC pair Paul Yerby and Jean Parkin had 79 as did the Canford pair Dan Clark and Annie Dickinson. Late replacements from Parkstone saw Chris Stott playing alongside Alice Davis and they also had a 75 but a stunning eagle on the thirteenth left them with the best back nine and the title. Spare a thought for Rushmore’s Kevin and Belinda Stow who had a hard time on the course but were the only pair in the scratch field to have a two so went home with the sweep money.
Congratulations to Chris and Alice on becoming the 2014 Inter-Club Mixed Scratch Champions.
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The Handicap section as always was well supported and there were some differences in the scoring but overall everyone enjoyed themselves. The early leaders were the Club president Charles foster and partner Carolyn Pike on 30 points Broadstone’s David Southern and sally Mathurin then took over on 34 but were soon pushed back by another 34 points from Carne valley pair John & Rachael Hatch. Knighton Heath have always fair well in this competition and this year was no different with Leigh Stanger and Linda Pickford massing a very respectful 35 points and taking over as clubhouse leaders. Dudsbury pair John Morris and Terrie LeQuesne came in towards the end with a fine 36 points to take the title and become the handicap Inter-Club Mixed Champions. Once more Parkstone pair of Simon Wyatt and Carol Thomas who did not score to well had the only two in this side of the sweep and went home very happy!!
Congratulations to John and Terrie on becoming the 2014 Inter-Club Mixed Handicap Champions.
Congratulations to all who took part and we hope you enjoyed the day, and we along with the players also thank Came Down for allowing us the use of their course for the Championship.
Click here for the full Handicap Results.
Next year we will be at Canford school GC on Sunday 30 August 2014 so come on let us see more clubs taking part.