Course open

 

The course at Came Down Golf Club is starting to bear the fruit of the green keepers' work and they should be thanked for their efforts over a wet winter. It has been another busy month at Came Down and the weather has not always been great but the club competitions have all had a larger number of entries.

 

The May medal took place on Saturday the 7th with over 130 players playing in testing conditions.  Division 1 was won by Brian Smith 71/7/64, second went to Alan Stickley 73/6/67 and third place went to a former captain Jim Stewart 77/8/69.

 

Division 2 was won by Paul Conway 74/13/61, second place went to Bunny Churchill 80/14/66 who narrowly beat Mike Head 79/13/66 on count back.  Division 3 was won by Richard Smallwood 85/26/59, second was Roger Chadwick 80/20/60, third place went to David Keys 86/20/66. Congratulations to Paul Conway on winning the Dorchester bowl.

 

The May stableford took place in almost perfect conditions on Sunday the 15th,  Martin Hastings[12] won division 1 with 40 points, Steve Savage[7]was second with 38 points Third place narrowly beating Nick Stopforth on count back.  Division 2 was won by Andrew Pearce [14] with the best points total of the day, an impressive 42 points.  Second and third places were once again separated by count back Pete Stopforth [14]  claimed second with 40 points just pipping David Shaw [14].  Gus Ros Navaro [19] took the win in division 3 with 37 points, narrowly beating the third member of the Stopforth family in the Prizes Mike Stopforth[20] on count back and third place went to Andrew Gear with 36 points.

 

The mid week stableford was played on Thursday 19th, division 1 was won by Steve Blake [5]with 39 points, second place went to Hugh Lawes [6] with 37 points and third place went to Paul Rogers [9]. Division 2 was won by Andy Lawes [16] with 42 points, second place went to Chris Ball [15] with 36 points and place went to Ken Wallace [13] with 35 points.  In division three Stan Parrot [20] came out on top with 35 points, second place went to David Constant [21] with 34 points and third place went to Derek Wildash with 33 points.

 

The Hardy A team have played two matches this month,  narrowly losing 3.5 - 4.5 at home to Yeovil in the cup. However in the league they had an impressive 6-2 victory over Dudsbury golf club also at home

Many thanks

Tony Howe