Friday 22nd January 2021
One of the most asked about points regarding the WHS system when playing a competition is “why do I only get 95% of my handicap”?
Friday 8th January 2021
England Golf have today updated information on the recent lockdown and have produced a series of FAQs complete with answers, guidance and signposting to other relevant authorities.
Presentation of the
Presentation of the
|County Champion||Runner Up|
||So with the sun shining the 20198 Final got under way between Lee James and Adan Yates with John White in charge. This proved to be one of the tightest finals seen for many a year. Lee took the first hole when Adan pulled his tee shot and could only make a five. It was then par or birdie golf by both players until they reached the sixth when Adan got it back to all square. They parred the next and Adan then took the lead on the eighth which he held until missing a small putt on the eleventh. Lee struck back on the next and it then remained all square with each hole going to par until we reached the last. With Lee finding the right side of the fairway and a tree in his way and Adan in the middle it was surprising then to find Lee nearer the hole in two. Adan putted down the green to within three foot and Lee putted even closer. Sadly Adan missed his putt and Lee made no mistake holing and becoming the 2019 Amateur Champion.|
Lee James V Matt Sandy, Referee John white. Wow this was a nip and tuck semi with Matt taking the first hole Lee bringing it back all square on the next. The next two holes were halved and then Matt took the fifth with a great par putt. It took Lee until the eighth hole to bring it level and it stayed that way until the twelve which Lee won with a par. Matt was then unlucky on the next to find a tree trunk and he was two down. Matt steadied the ship with a halve on the next but then lost the next two to lose the match 4&2.
Tom Lawrence v Adan Yates Referee Brian Clark: Adan took the first after shaky start by Tom. He gained his composure and by the third was all square and went one up when Adan missed his par putt at the fifth. It was back all square after the next hole. Adan then stepped up a gear with two birdies and a par in the next three holes to make the turn 3 up. Tom managed to claw one back on the eleventh but a birdie three on the difficult twelfth put Adan back to three. Tom made a slip on the fourteenth and with that it was game over on the next as they both parred the par 3 for Adan to take the spoils 4&3.
Stroke Play Qualifier - Garrett Salver.
The 2019 County Championship got under way at Sherborne with the course in very fine condition and with the sun shining we were set for a great Championship. The first round saw Parkstones Sam Brooke and Dusbury's Luke Hirst come in one under but at the top was Broadstones Lee James with a fine 3 under total of 69. Local players Tom Lawrence was level and Matt Sandy was one over along with Joe Davis and last years champion David Cook.
So after a hearty lunch the players went out for the afternoon round and with the wind starting to get up it was going to prove a challenge for the players to hold their nerve to make the final stages. Sadly for Sam he fell away with an 87 proving scoring was more difficult with the wind. Harry Mitchell had an hard fought one under along with Pete Corrick. Tom Lawrence match his morning round with another level par round with Matt also coming home with a level 72. Lee maintaind his grip on the competition gringding out a fine one under 71taking hime to 4 under and ensureing he took the Garrett Salver by 4 shots from Tom Lawrence.
|Garrett Salver:||Lee James Broadstone 140|
|Runner Up:||Tom Lawerence 144|
|Third:||Pete Corrick Parkstone 145|
|Sika Trophy (Mid-Amateur):||Lee James Broadstone 140|
|Luffman Trophy (Colts):||Bayley Lewendon Parkstone 150|
|Team Cup Winners||Sherborne 291: Tom & Mark Lawerence & Matt Sandy|
Sherborne will go forward to represent both their club and Dorset at the English Champion Club event later this year at Romford.
Lastly on behalf of the Dorset Golf Union a sincere thank you to the Sherborne Management Committee, Members and staff for allowing us the use the course for the 2019 Amateur Championship. The course was presented by the staff in excellent condition and proved a very good test of golf for all players concerned. Thank you.