The 2018 South Western Counties Seniors Championship
Played at High Post Golf Club
Thursday 26th & Friday 27th July 2018
This years championship was played over the challenging High Post Golf Club in a beautiful setting near Amesbury in Wiltshire.
Following many weeks of hot, sunny, dry conditions the course proved a severe test, especially when the strong winds came up on the first day.
The par of seventy was not achieved by any of the sixty-six competitors, only Mark Davies (Ferndown Golf Club - Dorset) and last years winner Ron Schroder (Burnham & Berrow Golf Club - Somerset) scoring 72, which was the CSS for the morning round.
The second day opened with another hot, sunny and dry morning with bright sunshine. The wind, however did get up to make the conditions difficult again for the later starters.
Ron Schroder came in with a superb 67 in the afternoon, the only player to break par throughout the event. Ashley Beckett (Broadstone- Dorset) was four strokes behind on 71.
The overall winner of the South Western Counties Golf Association Championship for 2018 was 2017 Champion Ron Schroder ( Burnham & Berrow Golf Club - Somerset), pictured below,
with rounds of 72 + 67 = 139, recording a clear eight stroke victory over runner-up Mark Davies with his 72 + 75 = 147.
A further stroke behind, on 148 came:-
Barrie Keith ( Warren Golf Club), Nigel Phillips (Kingsdown Golf Club, Paul Vicary (Saunton Golf Club), Simon Dymoke (The Wiltshire Golf & Country Club), Richard Ward (Dainton Park Golf Club) and John Smith (Parkstone Golf Club).
SWC Seniors Amateur Championship Rnd 1 - 2018.docx
SWC Seniors Amateur Championship Rnd 2 2018.docx
EG Seniors Qualifying Competition 2018.docx
The Over 65's was won by Paul Vicary of Saunton Golf Club with scores of 75 + 73 = 148 and a five stroke victory over runner-up David Lewis (Marlborough Golf Club) with scores of 77 + 76 = 153.
EG Seniors Qualifying Competition Over 65's 2018.docx
The best nett score prize went to Kevin Arthur, playing on his home course.
The England Golf Seniors Team qualifying event was won by DORSET,pictured below,
Their team of Dave Barton, Ashley Beckett, Mike Chapman, Tony Coles, Mark Davies and John Smith scoring a team total of 748 and a five stroke winning margin over Runners-Up DEVON on 753.
3rd Were Wiltshire on 754, 4th were Somerset on 762, 5th Gloucestershire on 770 and 6th were Cornwall a further stroke back on 771.
EG Team Event Seniors 2018.docx