Honest Julien calls a shot in Golf Park medal

Honest Eastbourne Park golfer, Julien Sanchez, called a shot against himself in the main club medal and lost the title by a single shot last week.

Rob Hook, a 13 handicapper, won the medal with a net 63 and beat Julien into second place with a 64.

A club spokesperson said, “Julien must be congratulated for calling a shot on himself for an infringement, this shows that the honesty we all associate with the game is alive and well at the grass roots. This, of course, possibly stopped him winning the Medal.”

Phil Fitzpatric was third.

The Eastbourne Park Golf Club Ladies had a superb league win over Boars Head.

Eastbourne had to give 7 or 8 shots to all their opponents but still managed to win 3-2. Eastbourne’s team were. Ladies Captain, Chris Gocher, Rachel Mackriell, Jill Green, Jan Wright and Di Morris.

Forty Seniors took to the Field for the seniors’ medal in bright sunny weather.

More than half the field returned net scores in the 60’s.

Geoff Summerfield (19) was the early club house leader with a net 61 and new member, John Noble (19), was in second on net 62. However, the very last group supplied the eventual winner in Dave A Wright (28) with a net 60.

This should supply the Handicap secretary with a bit of ammunition.

A new name came out on top in the Bay View May monthly medal.

In strokeplay over eighteen holes, Paul Arthur took gold, with a net score of 59.

That was one stroke ahead of Dave Shier, the April bronze medallist, who this time edged into the runner’s-up spot, on countback. Keith Roberts finished third.

The top prize in a strokeplay contest over only nine holes went to Paul Corcoran, net 25-and-a-half, while a net 31 was enough to secure second place for Phil Erridge.

Despite a disappointing start to the season, Wellshurst Seniors triumphed over Avisford Park in Round 1 of the Cyril Blake Cup with a 3 - 1 home victory.

Individual results: T.Franklin / Bill Short lost to R.Boulter / C.Machin.

B.Haste/C.Peskett beat B.Lock/R.Bridges. P.Hayes/G.Fawkes beatJ.Moller/D.McConnell. C.Goddard/W.Goodfellow beat B.Billson/P.Collins

Wellshurst now travel to Copthorne in Round two and will need to be in top form to overturn a very strong home team.

An Eastbourne golfer has received a limited-edition Boss watch after scoring a hole-in-one during a recent competition at his club.

Peter Pritchett, 67, scored his ace on the 165-yard, par-three 15th at his club, Royal Eastbourne

The luxury German brand has pledged to reward club golfers with an exclusive watch for every hole-in-one recorded during a club competition between April 15 and October 31.