CAME Down Golf Club has been a hive of activity of late.

A first for the club was a visit from sports psychologist Louise Jones, who gave a talk to members entitled ‘How Hard Is It Really?’

In this, Jones emphasised that most sports can be tough mentally and described how problems can be overcome.

Jones has coached many elite athletes, including some who have competed at Olympic and Commonwealth Games.

Her latest success came with Sochi bronze medal-winning snowboarder Jenny Jones.

Meanwhile, a successful bridge evening organised by Sarah Ayling raised a magnificent sum of £752 for the Poppy Factory.

There were 17 tables in total and the overall winner was Violet Craft.

The small slam winners were Willa Eley and Chris Harvey and, for the first time in many years, a grand slam was bid, and made, by Ayling and Pat Tope.


Stableford – Silver Division: 1 Erica Howard (37pts), 2 Sue Stokey (32pts), 3 Libby Legg (31pts).

Bronze A: 1 Linda Tabb (34pts), 2 Christine Brittain (34pts), 3 Joy Godwin (32pts).

Bronze B: 1 Pat Russell (36pts), 2 Brenda Rosindell (29pts), 3 Sally Little (29pts).

Winifred Palmer Foursomes (Stableford): 1 Gaye Thompson & Libby Smeaton (37pts), 2 Sue Stokey & Rhose Lawes (35pts), 3 Eileen McBride & Tess Lush (34pts).

Meanwhile, 100 players took part in Came Down’s midweek Stableford, writes Tony Howe.

Division One saw Paul Rogers win with a score of 41 points.

Gareth Hughes finished second with 39 while Karl Killian was third on 38. Division Two was claimed by Kevin Singleton with 41 points, second went to Chris Evans (40), and Tony Boorman was third (39).

Craig Anstee took Division Three with 39 points, narrowly beating both Peter Steel and Terry Goldsmith on countback.

Hughes went one better when the Dorchester Bogey Cup was up for grabs.

He beat more than 100 players, finishing with a score of plus two.

Only three players returned a plus score, due mainly to the strong wind that didn’t let up throughout the day.

Lloyd Mitchem was second, beating Steve Wells on countback, and fourth place went to Chris Skinner, who was the first of six players on level.

Skinner also recorded an eagle two on the par-four seventh hole into the wind.

Ian Gregory achieved the same feat, though his eagle two came on the par-four 17th.

Many thanks to all the greens staff who presented the course in excellent condition.