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2017 Keith Durban Salver & Henderson Trophy Winner

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Jacob Hunter v Adam Harris

Jacob Hunter v Adam Harris

Well the seeding from the Stroke Play was correct as we had the one and two seeds together in the final.  This was always going to be a tight match between two fine golfers who had both played a lot of golf over the past several days.  Jacob won the third with a par, Adam hit back on the fifth taking that with a fine par he then took the lead on the seventh when Jacob had a little trouble and could only manage a bogey.  Jacob evened the match up on the eleventh but Adam struck back with a fine birdie three on the next.  Jacob then promptly struck back taking thirteen only to have Adam take the next hole when Jacob found trouble on the right of the green and conceded the hole.  With the next three all being halved in par it was onto the last and when Jacob found the bunker from the tee he was always up against it and Adam ran out winner 2up.    Credit to both players who over the past several days have played some stunning golf and whilst no one deserved to lose there always has to be a winner.  Congratulations to Adam on doing the Double both the Durban Salver and Henderson.

 Many thanks to our President John White for Refereeing the Final. 


Jacob Hunter v Mark Rankin

Jacob Hunter v Mark Rankin

A match which promised to be a ding-dong battle but Jacob stamped his authority on the game and always looked in control winning 4&3

Adam Harris v Morgan Taylor

Adam Harris v Morgan Taylor

Adam seemed to be in control and took full advantage making the turn 3up.  Morgan then played some inspired golf to drag the match back to one down and it took a great second into the seventeenth by Adam to finally close out the comeback and take the match 2&1

Last 8

Jacob having had a relaxing morning was up against Thomas Kollberg a match that Jacob always seemed to be in control of and was wrapped up on the sixteenth.  The all Weymouth clash was a real tight affair with young Alex Johnston taking on his club team mate Mark Rankin. Alex took the lead in the early holes and maintained that to reach the turn 3 up and as it went on it looked like a shock was on the cards.  Mark dug deep and turned it around so as they came up the last all square and with their approach shots in it looked like extra holes loomed!  Mark was first in for par and sadly for Alex he tweaked his par putt to lip out and thus allowing Mark the game by 1 hole.  Alex will return and another to watch out for.  Adam beat drew 4&3 and Morgan saw off a tired Oscar 4&3.

Last 16

With the School holidays being different within the County we had to move the Henderson Finals forward to the easter weekend and on the Friday we got under way with the last 16 matches.  Jacob Hunter had an easy morning when his opponent pulled out Thomas Kollberg won 5&3 and Weymouth’s Mark Rankin went through with a 7&5 win over James Bishop.  The next match was between Weymouth young guns Sam Trott and Alex Johnston, there was nothing between these two for most of the game but Alex produced the goods when it was need to take the match 2up and set  up another all Weymouth clash.  The Durban Salver winner Adam Harris struggled in the early holes against Oliver Booth but eventually overcame his opponent 3&2.  Lewis Gibbons from Lyme was up against Parkstone’s Drew Baldry and they needed two extra holes for Drew to come out on top. Oscar Perry won 3&2 and Parkstone’s Morgan Taylor had an easy win 7&6 over young Jack Pallister who if I was a betting man will one day lift the trophy.

Matchplay Draw

Top 16 positions

Round 4

Rushmore GC Monday 10 April 2017

After the heat of the weekend we were at Rushmore for the final stroke Play round of this year’s Henderson to see who would lift the Durbin Salver?  The course was in superb condition and whilst some decided to not turn up we had a field of 22 with all trying hard to make the Matchplay phase at Dudsbury next week.  Best round of the day went to Rhys Harrison from Broadstone with 76 shame he has only two rounds in and therefore can’t make the Matchplay phase.  Next best and winner of the Durbin Salver was the ever impressive Adam Harris with 78 and a three round total of 212 some 3 shots clear of Jacob Hunter who had a slight niggle in the wrist so rested with the Four Counties to be played over the next three days.  Ferndown’s Oliver Booth did well with a 78 of 11 handicap (not for much longer).   So we have are top sixteen for the Matchplay which is to be held at Dudsbury on the 18th & 19th of April.

For the full score sheet click here.


Round 3

Remedy Oak GC Monday 13 February 2017

After all the cold weather and cloudy skies it was nice to arrive at Remedy Oak for round 3 with the sun shining brightly and whilst the wind was cool it was a good day for golf. Adam Harris and Jacob Hunter led the way and both had 3 over 75's.  Morgan Taylor also had 75 and did well to keep his concentration as his playing partner found all sorts of problems as he plotted his way around the course.  The ever impressive Mark Rankin also had 75 as did Parkstone's Drew Baldry.  The round of the day went to Broadstones Oscar Perry who seems to becoming more composed every time we see him play.  His 74 included an eagle at the par four sixth.  We now move to Rushmore for the final round.  In the battle for the Durban Salver Adam Harris leads 3 ahead of Jacob Hunter.

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Round 2

Came Down Monday 19 December 2016

The second round was held at Came Down today with a somewhat depleted field due to the Christmas holidays.  The golf was cracking with some fine scoring.  The earlier starter Jacob Hunter set the pace with a fine 67 with playing partner Adam Harris two behind on 69.  Thomas Kollberg was around in 72 taking the fourth slot one ahead of Weymouth’s Sam Trott on 73.  Oscar Perry also had a cracking 67 which included an eagle and four birdies to top the leader board on countback.  Adam leads the race on 137 with Jacob 3 behind on 140 five clear of Mark Rankin and Thomas Kollberg.

We now go to Remedy Oak on the 13 February for round 3.

For the full score sheet click here.


Round 1

Parkstone GC Monday 24 October 201

The first round of the Henderson got under way at Parkstone yesterday and the rain kept away for the majority of the day so with calm conditions it was ideal for golf.  Adam Harris had the best of the day with a very fine 68 3 under par round.   Weymouth's Mark Rankin also found the course to his liking with a fine level par round which will move his handicap down some.  Theses were followed by three players on 73 Broadstones Jacob Hunter and Tom Kollberg with Parkstone's Sam Atkins.  Scoring was in general good.  We now move to Came Down in December for the next round.

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