Autumn Meeting – September 2017

The Autumn meeting this year was played of the beautiful courses of Parkstone and the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset. A select crew of ten golfers  – Graham Negus, Dudley Stratford, Nick Budge, Jon Cheney, John Fraser, Alex Fleet, Paul Ruddlesdin, Ian Clarke, Roger Goodacre and Rick Holgate. Non golfing support was provided in the form of Ian Pilcher (sporting his new OHJGS blazer!) and Jeremy Waud who came down for the Saturday evening dinner as he was ‘off games’ following a foot repair.

 

Rick Holgate with Jon Cheney at The Isle Of Purbeck

The honours at Parkstone were taken by Alex Fleet who carded a very impressive 3 over par round and 38 points to win the Lowe Cup. Runner up on 37 was Paul Ruddlesdein.

On Saturday at the Isle of Purbeck saw strong rounds from Dudley Stratford, Alex Fleet and Graham Negus, with Paul Ruddlesdin winning on 36 points with GJ Negus runner up on 33.

The afternoon foursomes were won by Alex Fleet and Jon Cheney who were presented with the Piggott Boxes by Secretary Rick Holgate.

The quite ‘extraordinary’ Suncliff seafront hotel hotel in Bournemouth was our base for two days – a kind of oversized Faawly Towers………… fortunately the Cumberland sister hotel next door had a very nice restaurant where we enjoyed great food and wines for two nights! (and the locals loved our blazers!)

Dudley was resting his eyes for a short while over dinner!

GJ Negus was again amongst the prizes

Ian Pilcher was on hand to offer his classic rendition of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs!