Herald - Issue 406

Page 56 • The HERALD • 13th May 2021 v THE HERALD - YOUR COMMUNITY MAGAZINE v SPORT IN THE HERALD Bramshott Hill Seniors Results BRAMSHOTT HILL LADIES - RETURN FROM LOCKDOWN On Monday 12th April, 40 senior players from Bramshott Hill Golf Club set out to play a medal competition over 18 holes. e weather was ne but very cold and winter clothing was very much in evidence. Medal is considered the most challenging form of golf and to add to the di culty the competition was played from the White Tees, the longest course format. A good match was had by all with the added pleasure of again being able to play golf with some very sociable company. Despite the di culty good scores were returned. e results being: Division 1: 1st Henry Porter , 2nd Stuart Bulbrooke , 3rd Kevin Rothwell . Division 2: 1st Alan Rogers , 2nd Graham Hill , 3rd David Kellaway . On ursday 15th April, 12 seniors from Bramshott Hill Golf Club travelled to Paultons Golf Club to play against a team of Paultons Seniors in their rst interclub Golf Match for several months due to the lockdown. ese matches are always enjoyable with the opportunity to play and socialise with members of other clubs and also the opportunity to play di erent courses. Paultons made them very welcome and the game was played, although competitively, in a friendly manner. e game format was Match Play where teams play not for points or scores but to win the hole. A er some very competitive golf the result was the honours were shared with both teams winning three games each. Normally a er the matches the home team supply a sit down meal and drink and some socialising commences. Due to the pandemic restrictions this was not possible, however Paultons Golf Club did them proud and supplied an outside bar and barbecue, with social spacing and ne sunshine the a er- match banter took place. A er a very pleasant day some tired but happy seniors made their way home. On Monday 19th April 42 Senior members of Bramshott Hill Golf Club set out to play a Stableford quali er. e competition was also their rst trophy competition of the year. e trophy being played for was the “Tom Gri n Cup”. Once again the weather was ne and dry with foggy conditions to start with but that soon cleared away to leave them with glorious sunshine but still quite cold. It seems that nature is rewarding them for the long Lockdown and providing excellent spring weather. e game was split into three divisions and some excellent scores were returned. e results were as follows; Division 1: 1st Stuart Bulbrooke, 2nd Mark Eve , 3rd Brian Lewis; Division 2: 1st Ray Dunkason , 2nd John Annetts, 3rd Michael Newland; Division 3: 1st John Bailey, 2nd Alan Rogers, 3rd Eddie Ford. e winner of the Tom Gri n Trophy was Ray Dunkason with a very creditable 39 points. On ursday 23rd April Bramshott Hill Seniors hosted a team from Bulbury Woods in Dorset. e format was match play with six teams from each club. Once again nature was kind to them with again glorious sunshine, although rather cold to begin with. A er a very competitive but friendly match, they are pleased to report that Bramshott Hill won, winning four of the six matches. A er the game Bramshott Seniors hosted the Bulbury Woods team on the club terrace. Many jokes, stories and banter were exchanged before Bulbury Woods set out on their long drive home. An enjoyable day was had by all. April the 1st wasn’t perhaps the best day to make a welcome return to golf for the ladies of Bramshott Hill Golf Club. However, a full eld of 45 dusted o their clubs and enjoyed both the sunshine and meeting up with friends. e new ladies captain Carol ine Caswel l (pictured) led the way with her rst tee o of the year. With a full programme of competitions to look forward to the season started in a relaxed fashion with non qualifying stableford game and what a competition it turned out to be. In the 1st Division the rst ve places shared the same number of points (26), and so congratulations go to winner Margaret Shepherd and 2nd place Mandy Tennant whose placings were determined on countback; Division 2 winner was Julie Bailey who beat Krystyna Cotterell into second place; Division 3 winner was Caroline Beech and a close second was Marion Robinson . e 8th April saw the return of the competition on the 9 hole short course. Worthy winner there was Ann Bland who was just 1 point ahead of second placed Cilla Woodason . On the 18 hole course Margaret Shepherd continued her winning ways by posting an amazing score of 41 points. In 2nd place was Lynn Dunkason with an equally impressive 36 points. Results for 16th April were - 9 hole short course: Winner Cilla Woodason and second place Pat Greenham . e 18 hole course saw the rst medal of the season. Divison 1 winner: Lynn Dunkason and second place Margaret Shepherd ; Division 2 winner: Carolyn Cook and second place Krystyna Cotterell ; Division 3 winner: Debbie Campbell and in second place Diana Ryan . Bramshott Hill Team at Paultons Bramshott Hill Seniors Team v Bullbury Woods Caroline Caswell’s first tee off NFGC SENIORS 6 – AMPFIELD 0 ursday 15th April; a ne sunny morning with a bit of chill in the breeze, plus several donkeys greeted both teams for what would be New Forest Golf Club Seniors’ rst match of the season. e course looked in ne fettle and didn’t disappoint. e match was played in good spirit and despite New Forest romping home 6-0 it was always about the day, enjoying being out there, the company and the uniqueness of the New Forest course. Ron Cocking from Amp eld took the nearest the pin prize. All in all a good day and a good one to start the season. Footy with the Falcons Fawley Falcons FC are looking for players to join their U11’s Turbo’s team. If you are currently in year 6 and have a passion for football then they want to hear from you. With a fully quali ed FA level manager/coach you will train in a fun, safe and enjoyable environment. Training takes place on Saturday mornings at the QE2 Recreation Ground, Black eld, with matches on Sundays. More information and to register your interest get in touch with Team Manager Carl ompson on: 07859 999667 or email: triggerct85@hotmail.com FUNDRAISING FOR THE FERRY – ANYONE FOR GOLF? On Sunday 30th May 2021, Dibden Golf Course will be hosting the ‘Save our Hythe Ferry’ Fundraiser Golf Day. ey are hoping to bring the community together with another fun event, to raise money for the re t of the beloved Hythe Ferry. Positions are still available for players (£50 per person), hole sponsorship and ra e prizes are welcomed! Feel free to go down, have a drink and donate towards a great cause. Please contact Sonny Wilson via email: sonny. wilson@hotmail.co.uk or Ashleigh Mutimear: Ashleigh.Mutimear@gmail. com for more information. Dust off the Golf clubs in aid of the Hythe Ferry A er another lengthy period of absence due to COVID-19 restrictions, it was a real joy for New Forest Golf Club (NFGC) to welcome its Seniors Section back to playing quali er trophy competitions. An excellent turnout of members, who maintained social distancing, participated in the April Monthly Medal playing in mainly sunny, but somewhat chilly conditions. e medals were awarded to Steve Duckett (Division One) for a net 71 and to Ted Groves (Division Two) who carded 68. Competition net placings: Division One - 1st Steve Duckett 71, 2nd Laurie Burn 72, 3rd Phil Wright 73. Division Two - 1st Ted Groves 68, 2nd John Pickering 72, 3rd Dave Barrett 80. NFGC Seniors - Duckett and Groves Medal Winners (Left to Right) NFGC Winners - Steve Duckett (Division One) and Ted Groves (Division Two)