Polished Rolls wins Charminster Club Championship

WINNER: Charlie Dunn (on left) receiving his prize from Seniors Captain, Dave Wallbridge on Seniors Captain’s Day.

LEON Newey continued his August form by winning the Sunday September Medal competition at Charminster Golf club.

With a return of 81/18/63, his nett score was one ahead of Brian Drammis who scored 75/11/64. Countback separated the latter from Tony Lee with 83/19/64 which was rewarded with a one shot handicap reduction. The lowest gross score was achieved by Rob Rolls with 72/4/68.

Not content with one win, Leon Newey also won the Wednesday Medal for Division One. His score was again 81/18/63 for a subsequently one shot handicap cut. In second place was John Thompson with 85/19/66 and third, Bev Brewer with 86/19/67. The Division Two Medal was won by Charlie Dunn with 91/27/64. His next competition would be played off a one shot handicap reduction. Second was Adrian Short with 86/21/65, the joint lowest gross score for the division and ahead on countback of Phil Farmer (86/21/65) in third place.

Meanwhile, the Club Championship was played over 27 holes this year. Rob Rolls was crowned Club Champion with a gross score of 105 shots and 97 nett. Tony Lee scored a gross 124 and 97 nett which on countback placed him as Nett Club Champion.

The Seniors Championship was played on a separate day, also over 27 holes. Club Captain, Graham Swingewood with 125 gross and 99 shots nett became Seniors Gross and Nett Champion. His gross score was ahead on countback from the 125 achieved by Peter Churchill. Dave Wallbridge presented his Seniors Captain’s Day. The main competition was a Stableford which was won by Charlie Dunn with 42 points. Paul Comer also amassed 42 points, but had to settle for second after countback. Tony Lee was third with 39. The seniors team had two matches.

The first was a triangular match at home this year and against Kingweston and Wincanton. With 8 players per team, Charminster scored a massive 322 stableford points for first place against 289 for Kingweston. Wincanton were third. The other match was a normal matchplay event at Sturminster Marshall. Charminster won the thunderstorm interrupted match 2.5–4.5.

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