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Devon Amateur Championships 2015

Posted by Steve Gledhill, On 18th May 2015, In General

 

Devon's Finest

Leon Fricker (Yelverton) was crowned Devon's Amateur champion after splendid golf at glorious Thurlestone Golf Club though all 3 days, particularly in the final game against Harry Konig (Tiverton) where he exacted a crushing 6/5 win.  In his speech, Leon complimented all the host club staff for the excellent service given and the fantastic course condition.

In the Wish Slater Salver final, young Jack Philpotts (Tavistock) came through 3/2 against Peter Lawrence (Woodbury Park).

Devon Amateur Update

Posted by Steve Gledhill, On 17th May 2015, In General

 

Pleased to report a course in magnificent condition, could not be better which reflected the enormous effort put into its preparation. Those that played were most complimentary to the host club.  The Club's all round team effort is to be congratulated.

Friday 15th May. Gold Medal day was calm, sunny and many sub par rounds were recorded with Rhys Cruse (Tiverton) carding a 65 in Round 1, sadly only to score 75 in the 2nd round.  Will Farley (Torquay) played out of his skin for a 66 off 2 handicap! However it was regular 1st teamer Dan Rosevear (Yelverton) who capitalised on his morning 68 with another similar score to total 136, with Sam Dunn (Teignmouth), a further 2 shots behind. at the close of the competition.

The Club Team Championship (3 nominate players' scores from one club) was won by Yelverton. They become Devon's representative at the English Champion Club Tournament to be staged at Brancepeth Castle GC in late September.  Tiverton finished a close 2nd just 2 shots behind.

The best 32 players in the Gold Medal were then divided into 2 flights of 16 to contest by matchplay on Saturday and Sunday, the Wish Slater Salver for the second 16 and the Amateur Championship for the 1st 16.

Saturday 16th May. Bright blustery weather greeted the matchplay contestants and after two rounds the field in each event had been whittled down to 4 each for the semi-finals - see results on web.  

Worthy of note, 4 matches in the morning went passed 18 holes and into extra time, so close were the scores. In the afternoon, a further 2 matches went down 19 and one to 20th being Adam Bridgewater's win over Sam Dunn.  A momentous half in 3 was achieved at 19 after Adam had put his 30 yard sand shot to 5 ft and holed it to take the match onwards. 

Ryan Pope also squeeked through on 19 by holing a 13ft putt to put an end to Sam Edwards' campaign having finished birdie, eagle to take match down 19.  Ryan said it was amazing as he had scored 9 birdies in the match.

It was good to see the return of Leon Fricker from the USA. He put paid to any aspirations that Dan Rosevear might have had to achieve the double.  Harry Konig completed the semi-final line up for tomorrow, defeating his Tiverton club rival, Rhys Cruse.

Overall it was a difficult to control the ball with a wind gusting to force 4, but even so much good golf was played with low scoring achieved despite the conditions.

A word on the course - excellent is mine. Never seen such endeavour to achieve a 'spotless' presentation!

Semi-finals start tomorrow Sunday 17th May at 9 am.  Be there if you can!  Miss it at your peril!

 

 

DCGU Captains Winter Medal

Posted by Steve Gledhill, On 23rd Mar 2015, In General

 

Congratulations to our own Keith Crawford who won the Captain's Winter Medal with a superb gross 70 , net 65, to triumph over many of Devon's top golfers at Thurlestone on 22nd March 2015.

March Junior Newsletter

Posted by Steve Gledhill, On 9th Mar 2015, In General

 

Junior News here!

MARCH 2015 Junior Newsletter from Liz Line.pdf

Club Captains March Message

Posted by Steve Gledhill, On 9th Mar 2015, In General

 

Club Captain's March Message attached

Captains March Message.pdf