Seniors at The Point at Polzeath

By Chris Gill in Golf

FOLLOWING last month’s weather there’s been a bit of a turn down with much-needed rain for the fairways and greens - typical summer weather.

In June we played a Stableford which was won by Ian Collins with 39pts on count back from second placed Chris Fennell also on 39pts and third Dave Masters with 38pts.

Another Stableford on Tuesday 4 July was won by Tom Carey on countback with 39pts from second placed G P Bettersworth also on 39pts and third place Mike Black-Borow on 38pts.

We had 27 members show up to play in very windy and wet weather on Tuesday 11 July to showing their appreciation of all the work that Denis Clowes did in the early days of the formation of the club by playing for his Memorial Shield in a Stableford which was won by Brian Saunders with 42pts (and a drop in his handicap!), second place with 39pts was Chris Breckon with 39pts and third Kevin Sanders with 38pts.

Tuesday 18 July we played Medal off the White Tees in very strong winds which did not help with the scoring. It was won by John Monahan a new member with the lowest gross score and a 70nett score with second place going to David Preen with a nett 75 and third place Ian Collins with a nett 79.

During the latter part of June we had 29 teams of eight players per team playing match play over four Qualifying days for the Harry Champion Open Tournament and a place in the finals day which took place on Saturday 9 July where we had twelve teams battling it out to win the main trophy, the Harry Champion Cup, which this year was won by Whitsand Bay GC with 22pts. In second place, winning the Silver Salver, was Boringdon Park GC from Plympton Plymouth with 20pts and third winning the Bronze Trophy went to St Enodoc GC with 16pts.

For our matches, we played home against Launceston and won 4½ - 3½, against St Enodoc at home we lost 4½ - 3½, against China Fleet at home we won 5½ – 2½, we beat Boringdon at home and won 4½ - 3½, and we won again against Merlin by the same score. A good set of results, we play a lot of home matches around this time of year but we have a string of away matches now so let’s hope we keep the momentum going.

David Armstrong

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