Veterans’ Championships 2015


(Championships:  18-hole medal for players aged 60 or over on 28 May 2015 with handicaps up to 20)
(Div 2 Meeting:  18-hole Stableford for players aged 60 or over on 28 May 2015 with handicaps 21-28)

A strong and rather chilly wind accompanied the two Vets fields around a beautifully presented Corhampton course on Thursday, 28 May, for the Vets Championships Medal and Div 2 Meeting Stableford.  We were delighted to be back at Corhampton again, where we always receive a warm welcome and any help we might need.

In the Vets Championships medal the CSS rose from Corhampton’s SSS of 73 to 76 on the day.  As in every event though many in the field did not seem to notice how very difficult the wind was making things – the prizewinners and champions certainly didn’t.  Both the Champion and Scratch Salver winner had excellent rounds of two under the CSS, and on countback Ronnie Hirst from Shanklin & Sandown took the Vets Championship trophy back to the Isle of Wight.  Ailsa Fraser (Army) shot at excellent round of 80 to win the Scratch Salver.  Both they and others also travelled home with handicap reductions under their belts.

In the Vets Div 2 Stableford Meeting the CSS rose to 74 and again it takes a buffer round to have a sniff at the prize vouchers.  It was not just the long game that was difficult in the strong wind but putting too becomes treacherous.  This field didn’t notice the dangers!  It was a close contest at the top of the field, with only two points separating the trophy winner and sixth prize, but at the end of the day the trophy went deservedly home with Eileen Ware (Meon Valley) with an excellent 34 points.

Congratulations to all our Vets 2015 prize and trophy winners.

A few pics, full results sheets and presentation information below.

Lots of good Vets golf produced lots of prizewinners

Vets Stableford Prizewinners

L-R: Vets Captain Lesley Donegan & Div 2 Meeting Winner Eileen Ware (Meon Valley)

Vets Championships Silver Div 2 Prizewinners

Vets Championships Silver Div 1 Prizewinners

L-R: 2015 Vets Champion (Ronnie Hirst, Shanklin & Sandown), Hampshire Vets Captain (Lesley Donegan), Vets Scratch Champion (Ailsa Fraser, Army)

Vets Championships Day 2015 Presentations Summary Sheet

Vets Championship 2015 Results Sheet

Vets Div 2 Meeting 2015 Results Sheet