Friday 9th April 2021
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Presentation of theChampionship Plaque
|County Champion||Runner Up|
David Cook v Adan Yates
This was always going to be a tight match between the top two seeded players in the draw. David got of to a great start and was soon a couple up, He remaind in charge for the first half of the match and after the turn we saw Adan rally and make a come back and by the fourteenth he was one up. David then pulled it back to level at the next and stepped up a gear to win the next two holes and the match 2&1 giving him his fourth Champioship win.
The referee for the final was Sheilia Waltham Parkstone
David Cook v Andy Rideout
In a match where David look to be in control was turned around when Andy pulled back some four hole deficit and by the the end of the sixteenth was one up. David birdied the next to bring it all square. They halved the last to go to extra holes which david came out on top winning the first extra hole to take hime to the final.
Nick Hopwood v Adan Yates
Adan got off to a good start and never really looked back. As much as Nick tried he could not seem to get his game firing and Adan ran out a comfortable win 4&3
Matchplay last 8 Friday 2 Oct:
We then followed on with the next round and credit to all the players we got these matches completed just as the last bit of daylight disappeared.
David Cook beat Harry Mitchell 1up
Andy Rideout beat Joe Swaine 2&1
Nick Hopwood beat Luke Hirst 3&2
Adan Yates beat Justin Morris 4&3
Matchplay last 16 Friday 2 Oct:
The matches finally got under way at Mid-day on the Friday with a break in the weather and the matches going as follows:
David Cook beat Alex Johnstone 5&4
Harry Mitchell beat Todd Sothcott 2&1
Joe Swaine beat Lee Cornick 5&3
Andy Rideout beat Greg Towns 4&2
Nick Hopwood Beat Oscar Hein 3&2
Luke Hirst beat Phil Bill 1up
Adan Yates Beat David Norton 6&5
Justin Morris beat Tom Peacock 5&3
Stroke Play Qualifier - Garrett Salver.
The 2020 County Championship got under way some four months late due to the Covid-19 lockdown at Ferndown with the course in superb condition. It was cold to start but we were promised a warm and sunny day which is what we got as the morning progressed. We had some 101 entries for the Championship and thanks to the club we managed to get 66 of those playing and the golf and course did not disappoint. The first round saw locals Justin Morris home in level par and Todd Sothcott in on one under par held the early club house lead. Parkstone’s Oscar Hein took over at the top with a great two under 69 which held top spot until the final group came home and David Cook took over with a great three under par total.
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 sterner challenge for the players to hold their nerve to make the final stages. John Milne was round 10 shots better than his morning 80 with Ferndown Greg Towns having the best round of the afternoon with a great 2 under 69. Oscar Hein came home in par to hold on to second spot from David Cook who with club team mate Adan Yates came home 1 under par. For David it secured top spot and the Garrett Salver along with the Sika trophy for the best Mid-Amateur. Adan finished in third place overall. Congratulations to David Cook on his 4 under total winning the Stroke Play and Garrett Salver.
|Garrett Salver:||David Cook Parkstone 138|
|Runner Up:||Oscar Hein Parkstone 140|
|Third:||Adan Yates Parkstone 142|
|Sika Trophy (Mid-Amateur):||David Cook Parkstone 138|
|Luffman Trophy (Colts):||Alex Johnstone Broadstone 149|
|Team Cup Winners||Parkstone A 282: Oscar Hein David Norton & Adan Yates|
Sadly due to Covid there are no English Champion Club event this year.
Lastly on behalf of the Dorset Golf Union a sincere thank you to the Ferndown Golf Club Management Committee, Members and staff for allowing us the use the course for the 2020 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.