FOURTEEN three-man teams braved the cold to take part in a Texas Scramble off a shot-gun start.

The two leading teams finished very close but Mike Savage (7), Robin Ormsby (19) and Mark McMaster (23) with 60.8 came in with a slender lead of 0.4 points.

Just missing out was the team of Daniel Down (27), Marc Harwood (10) and Matt Powne (28) who scored 61.2. There was a gap in the scores and coming in third with 65.2 were Ian Kearley (17), Phil Winton (14) and Steve Battrick (28).

There was also a midweek medal which was won by Rod Condliffe after count-back with a score of 91-20 = 71.

Dave Howat came second scoring 88-17 = 71

Veteran’s Section

A DRY morning with light cloud and a cold breeze was the weather for the veterans' Luton Ladle competition. This is a Greensome competition and 23 two-man teams took the field.

The leading scores were all very close but the winners with 40 points were Tony King (17) and Dave Boggis (22).

Runners-up were Dave Howat (17) and Richard Hansford (23) with 39 points.

The team of Allan Huntington (28) and Malcolm Peach (19) took the third spot carding 38 points. Fourth and final prize-winners were Alan Harvey (19) and Karl Rogers (22) after count-back scoring 37 points.

Ladies Section

THE Bridport ladies played the Wedgewood competition, one wood, a wedge and a putter, on Saturday and Tuesday as two separate competitions, writes Lyn Jessop.

Sally Woolmington, the Ladies' Captain, was the winner on Saturday with a commendable 18 points, with runner up Liz Walker two points behind with 16 points.

A good number of ladies competed on Tuesday on a bright and very breezy day. Lyn Jessop, reporter extraordinaire, managed to capture first prize with 15 points. The prize was a lovely Wedgewood plate which was presented by the captain. Runner-up was Anne Follett, a very promising relative newcomer who has only recently been playing in the competitions.