First up, three recent results that crossed over the copy deadlines - Well done to Louise Burke who came 3rd in the U14 category at the R&A British Girls Open Championship at Fulwell, finishing top English girl in that category. Also, unlucky to the Gales Hockley team who were beaten away at Camberley but well done to the Parkstone Trophy team who won at home to Worplesdon 7.5-2.5.
Through the week.
On Monday 7th May, the Lawford Trophy finally got under way with Graeme & Linda King taking top spot on 32 points. Derek & Terri Stone and Phil & Sue Olds also had 32, but lost on countback, finishing 2nd and 3rd respectively. In the Team Competition on the same day, the team of Simon Burke, Norman & Ray Meakin and Martin Clarke won with 91 points, well clear of Jonathan Moore, Kevin Garbutt, Stephen Wood and Phil Purvis back in 2nd.
On Tuesday 8th, the re-arranged Phyl Pearce Trophy was played with Vi Antell and Tony Lee winning with 41 points, 3 clear of Alan Clarke and Pam Searle. In the Knighton Heath Ladies Open on the same day, Jane Best & Helen Cloney were part of the winning team, well done to them.
From Wednesday 9th through to the weekend, the Dorset Ladies County Week took place at Dudsbury, with some great acheivements from the Broadstone Ladies and Girls. In the Johnstone Cup, Sandi Stott was the winner of the matchplay rounds, beating home player Emma Hardy in the final, well done Sandi. Sue Jackson won the Threlfall Cup for best gross score and also had the best nett score, winning the Sugden Salver for doing so, with Claire Methley in 2nd. Six Broadstone players made it through to the matchplay rounds, Sandi, Sue and Claire were joined by Debbie Driver, Leslie Muddiman and Mary Pryor, well done to them all. In the Silver Spring Challenge, Cathy Macfarlane-Thompson had the 2nd best gross score with Kate Roberts and Erica Howard filling the top two slots in the nett scores. Moving on to the County Championships, in the initial qualifying competition, Chloe Haesler recorded the 2nd best nett score, making it through to the knockout stages alongside 5 other Broadstone members, Jo Hadley, Di Freda, Lousie Burke, Becky Hobell and Sienna Birch. Becky and Sienna made it through to the quater finals, Becky eventually getting beaten in the semi finals.
On Thursday 10th, the Ladies held a flag competition which was won by Bron Wright.
On Saturday 12th, the Hardy A team took on the very succesful Isle of Purbeck team away from home, but unfortunately were beaten in a game that was tighter than the 5-3 scoreline suggests.
On Sunday 13th, the Scratch team fared better in their away fixture, taking on Highcliffe Castle in the first round proper of the Beckford Bowl. A comfortable 9.5-2.5 victory means they now take on Brokenhurst in the second round.