Dorset County Golf Union

Results - 2009 - County Seniors Team

Seniors v Hampshire - 02 September 2009 - Sherborne GC

Result: Dorset 3½   Hampshire 6½ 

Match report: The day started with a forecast of heavy rain in the afternoon and although we started a little earlier than arranged the entire match was played in heavy rain with a strong wind.  The course and greens stood up to it very well.  Unfortunately from a Dorset point of view the Hampshire first four got off to a very fast start.............

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Southern Area Foursomes Qualifier 17 August 2009 - Lansdown GC

Result: Dorset 2   Gloucetershire 3 

The team went up to the Lansdown Club on the Sunday but due to a Race meeting were only able to play nine holes of practise.  Whilst the course seemed to be a straight forward parkland type course in fact local knowledge turned out to be vital............

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Seniors v Somerset 12 August 2009 - DG&CC

Result: Dorset 1½   Somerset 4½ 

Somerset again brought a large number of their SW league team whereas I still like to involve those who have played or helped in the past. Some old friendships were renewed......

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Seniors v Wiltshire 31 July 2009 - Kingsdown

Result: Dorset 3½   Wiltshire 2½ 

Dorset continued with it's winning ways at Kingsdown to take the Jock Lawrence trophy away from Wiltshire who have held it for the last two years.

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Seniors v Devon - 15 July 2009 - Lyme Regis GC

Result: Dorset 4½   Devon 1½ 

Match report: In a rearranged fixture to give both teams the oppotunity to practice at Lyme prior to the SW Championships both sides put out strong sides.  The Dorset players got the better of the Devon players on a blusteery but dry day.

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Seniors v Surrey - 01 July 2009 - West Surrey GC

Result: Dorset 5  Surrey 5

Match report: An idyllic summer’s day on the Surrey hills, although a little warm, and a very pleasant golf course. The greens were rather slow and proved tricky. Early on I thought we were heading for our third win of the season but eventually I was quite glad to settle for an half. As with the match against Kent the excitement came at the end. David Topp was one up but his opponent pegged him back with a great 15 foot birdie putt across a difficult 16th green..............

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Seniors v Kent - 17 June 2009 - Knighton Heath GC

Result: Dorset 6  Kent 4

Match report: Well what an epic day for the Dorset Senior Team. Kent arrived the day after winning their National Qualifying competition by 21 shots, and the team included both the new English Seniors’ Champion and runner up along with another team member who had just won the Irish Seniors’. On the other hand in all the years of the SE league Dorset had never even been close to halving a match with Kent, normally losing by 9-1 or 8-2 etc. The course was in beautiful condition and the Head Greenkeeper had double cut, dressed and rolled the greens to give a very fast and true surface............. 

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Seniors v Sussex - 21 May 2009 - Cowdray Park GC

Result: Dorset 6½  Sussex 3½

Match report: Cowdray Park is a pleasant, undulating parkland style course on top of the Sussex Downs. The weather was sunny, but a little chilly when the Sun went behind a cloud. Last year I said that despite several close results we never looked like winning. This year things were always much closer and the very best thing from my point of view was that of the four matches that left the sixteenth green all square we came away with 3½ points, which shows how much more competitive we have become.

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