The first of our “Top 100” UK events took us to beautiful Dorset and to the seaside town of Bournemouth. Over the next two days we would be playing the #1 & #2 ranked courses in the county, Parkstone & Broadstone.
We arrived at Parkstone to a bright and sunny morning. The course looked immaculate and was in stunning condition. The first fourball home both produced solid scores of 37 points so we were expecting some high scoring during the day and the group of Paul & Sam Edwards & Neil & Jen Patch did not let us down. Both teams posting a fantastic score of 42 points. There was several scores very close with three pairs on 41 points including the duo of John Adam & Pamela Little but the outstanding score of the day came from David Beaney & Alison White from Gerrards Cross Golf Club with a scorching 47 points to hold a five shot lead overnight.
The group returned to the Highcliff Hotel overlooking the beautiful Bournemouth sands and in the evening all met for our private group dinner.
Day 2 and we moved slightly more inland to Broadstone, another course ranked inside the Top 40 in England and a wonderful layout. Overnight rain had softened the course but as the day progressed the wind increased making scoring difficult around this demanding track. Anything around 36 points was proving to be a formidable score and at the end of the day only three pairs achieved this feat, Warrick & Gill Dawson, Mike Hull & Christine Patton. But our eventual winners was the pairing from Essex of Mick & Hazel Jameison winning by one shot with a unmatched 37 points.
What of our overnight leaders, David Beaney & Alison White who held a five shot lead. They managed to hold on with a creditable 32 points to take the honours to become the “Bournemouth Mixed Pairs” champions eventually winning by three shots.
We would especially like to thank all the members and staff at both Parkstone & Broadstone for hosting us and going that extra mile!
1st Neil & Jen Patch 42pts c/b
2nd Paul & Sam Edwards 42pts
1st Mick & Hazel Jameison 37pts
2nd Mike Hull & Chris Patton Brown 36pts c/b
Overall Winners of The Bournemouth Mixed Pairs
David Beaney & Alison White 47pts + 32pts Total 79pts
Congratulation to all our Winners!