Golf News: Not much in it between the Jims at Bay View

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DISTINGUISHABLE on paper only by a single vowel, Jim Hennessy and Jim Hennessey took the honours at the Bay View Golf Club Monthly Medal competition, played in bright sunshine accompanied by strong winds and low temperatures.

In strokeplay over 18 holes, the top three all finished on net 62 – exactly par. On countback, though, it was Jim Hennessy (no final “e”) who came out on top, with Bob Langridge in second place and Ron Collins third. Over nine holes, Jim Hennessey (with the extra “e”) recorded a net 29-and-a-half, two strokes ahead of Paul Corcoran.The prize encompassing both competitions for the tee-shot nearest the pin on the 107-yard fourth also went to Jim “three e’s” Hennessey.

Members and staff at Bay View Golf Club have raised £300 pounds to help fight Alzheimer’s disease. Liz Bishop of the Eastbourne Alzheimer’s Society accepted the cheque from club manager, Clive Winter, as members looked on (see picture above).

A RECENT fun day at Bay View saw players limited to three clubs and a putter. Over two rounds of the par-31 course, Les Dervish took the honours with a five under par net 57.

In second place, only one stroke behind, was Chris Mottershead, while Ron Collins finished third. In a nine-hole competition, Jim Hennessey came out on top, net 30.5, four shots ahead of Phil Erridge. Elsie Reeves took third, with a net 37.5.