Bigbury Golf Club

Bigbury again has every reason to be very proud of Amanda Burchell and Jess Leach, who have both been selected to play in Devon county teams writes Marlene Johnson.

Amanda Burchell (4) played for the Devon Ladies at the South West Inter-Counties Match Week which took place at the wonderful St Enodoc Golf Club in Cornwall on July 2-6.

The course is currently rated number 11 in the top 100 courses in England and is a real golfing challenge.

The South West Division comprises Devon, Cornwall, Dorset, Wiltshire, Somerset and Gloucestershire.

Our Devon ladies were second to Gloucester, with just half a point between the two teams, an excellent achievement.

There were very tough competitors among these county teams and the competition throughout was tough. Amanda very much enjoyed the five days of intense competition, playing in a team of Devon’s top lady golfers, at one of the most beautiful courses in the country.

The week led to some great camaraderie and the weather was fantastic.

Bigbury Golf Club is delighted to report that our junior captain, Jess Leach (15), has been selected to represent Devon Girls in the South West Inter Counties event at Brick­hampton Golf Course on August 12-14.

Brickhampton was created in 1994 and is set in 200 acres of rolling Gloucestershire countryside with no steep hills. Rather different to Devon. Congratulations Jess, and everyone at Bigbury Golf Club wishes you good matches and enjoyable golf.

The Bigbury ladies were on the course on Saturday, July 28, which was a very windy day with rain showers developing in the afternoon. The competition was the ladies’ county stableford (7) and 28 players took part.

Owing to the somewhat unpleasant weather on the day, the scores were more in keeping with the usual stableford competitions, with five players recording 34 points, two ladies from division one and three from division two.

The division one winner on countback was Jane Wain (20), and in second place was Dawn Egan (handicap 19). In third place with 31 points was Anne Browse (20).

The division two winner, again on countback, was Sheila Mathieson (22), in second place was Sally Errett (26), and third was Jan Dimmock (31). Margaret Taylor had a two on the 15th hole, the only player in this competition to bag one.

Well done all the 28 Bigbury ladies who completed their round, with the later players having very heavy showers and all experiencing strong, gusting, winds.

On Wednesday, August 1, the seniors’ Harry Pitt Memorial Trophy attracted 65 entries. The men played in idyllic golfing weather and competition was played in great golfing weather.

As a result some excellent scores were recorded, with many handicap reductions and 12 twos recorded. Three players got two twos in their rounds, well done Colin Bishop, Dave Moulding and Anton Sharples.

The winner of the trophy with an excellent 41 points, was John Cocks (17). In second place, just one point behind with a very good 40, was Will Scarlett (handicap 12). Four players shared third place with a good 39 points, but on countback, Anton Sharples (14) took the prize.

Seven of the gents received handicap cuts, John Cocks 17 to 16, Paul Edgecombe 21 to 20, Harold Cranch 19 to 18, Tony Jerman 21 to 20, John Glover 22 to 21, Dave Bogue 15 to 14 and David Fox 15 to 14.

Congratulations to them all.