Galpin gallops to Medal win

WELL DONE: Donor of the cup, Keith Mundy (left) presents the over 70s trophy to Martin Oliver with Veterans captain Keith Brown on the right.

THE Bridport & West Dorset Golf Club’s men’s Sunday competition was for the October Medal and the weather was fine, sunny and with little wind so it was not surprising some good scores amongst the 45 entrants were turned in.

The top score in all three divisions was a nett 66, and the best gross score was carded by winner of Division One Mike Savage. His score of 75 was made up of 14 pars and four bogies. He had a clear lead of four shots in his division where runner-up was Matt Gale with a nett 70. The nett 66 that won Division Two was scored by Roger Galpin. Two players came in with a nett 66 in Division Three and, after count-back, Geoff Joy nudged Mike Huxford into second place.

Results Division One; 1st Mike Savage 75-9=66, 2nd (acb) Matt Gale 80-10=70, 3rd (acb) Gavin Gay 78-8=70.

Division Two; 1st Roger Galpin 83-17=66, 2nd David Corp 85-16=69, 3rd Jon Legg-Bagg 84-14=70.

Division Three; 1st (acb) Geoff Joy 86-20=66, 2nd Mike Huxford 89-23=66, 3rd Andy Webb 87-20=67. Galpin, Joy and Huxford had handicaps reduced by two strokes, Savage and Webb by one. The October Medal was won by Mannie Wellman with 90-21=69.

Meanwhile, 14 teams took part in the Good Cup, a Stableford competition for mixed pairs. The teams of George & Avril Brown and Mike Savage & Ruth Donavan both came in with 33 points with the former winning after count-back. Roy & Viv Gill were third with 28.

Fifty-five veterans turned out for the recent  Stableford competition which also incorporated the Over 70s Cup. Bryan Holmes (17) & Peter Marshall (8), two youngsters – not old enough to qualify for the cup – lead the field, both scoring 38 points with Holmes winning after count-back. Winner of the silverware, Martin Oliver (23) took third place also on count-back with 36 points.

A total of 11 ladies pairs played in the Daily Mail Foursomes last Tuesday. With everywhere else shrouded in fog and drizzle, the course, whilst not being bathed in sunshine, was clear enough for play to start and indeed for some sun to peep through later.

The Daily Mail Foursomes is a National Competition open to members of golf clubs in England, Scotland & Wales. Results; Winners -Viv Gill & Julie Woodroffe 35pts, Runners up – Nicky Stone & Lynne Jessop 34.

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Howard has been covering sport in the East Devon, South Somerset and West Dorset region since 2007.