GOLF: Best year yet for Weymouth

Dorset Echo: WEYMOUTH WINNERS: Pete Corrick, Sally Davis, Lewis Knox and Jim Sinclair, right, with captain Colin Huckle WEYMOUTH WINNERS: Pete Corrick, Sally Davis, Lewis Knox and Jim Sinclair, right, with captain Colin Huckle

WEYMOUTH Golf Club celebrated an incredible year at their annual presentation evening where a myriad of medals, cups and trophies were handed out in front of a jubilant clubhouse.

According to club professional Des Lochrie, it has been Weymouth Golf Club’s most successful year since records began and its members were all delighted to share in the celebrations.

Club captain Colin Huckle presented the awards to the club champions, which included Pete Corrick (men’s champion), Sally Davis (ladies’ champion), Lewis Knox (junior champion) and Jim Sinclair (seniors’ champion).

However, it was 14-year-old Mark Rankin who was named player of the year after representing the junior handicap and scratch, club and Hardy B teams as well as the county under-14s and under-16s.

Adding to the club’s success was Andy Robson, winner of the County Stroke Play Championship, Tom Robson, winner of the County Order of Merit, and the successful Weymouth side that triumphed at the County Club Team Championship for the first time in its history.

Meanwhile, a Weymouth golfer has received a limited-edition watch after scoring a hole-in-one during a recent competition.

Adam Thornhill, 30, scored his ace on the 190-yard, par-three eighth at the club, and the three-handicapper was rewarded with membership of the exclusive BOSS Watches H1 Club and a specially-commissioned, commemorative timepiece.

The luxury German brand has pledged to reward club golfers with an exclusive watch for every hole-in-one recorded during a club competition this year.

The scheme is open to any golfer whose club uses HowDidi-Do – a free-to-use, web-based social network for golfers – and anybody playing in official club competitions will be eligi- ble.

Currently, more than 1,800 clubs use the website.

Stephen Brydon, commercial director for MGS Distrib- ution, the official licensed UK distributor for BOSS Watches, said: “Congratulations to Adam on what, to most of us, is a once-in-a-lifetime achievement.

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