Golf: Came Down's 120th Anniversary Year

Golf: Came Down's 120th Anniversary Year

Published at 9:15am 2nd January 2017.

At its 2016 AGM Came Down Golf Club, celebrated its 120th Anniversary with a year of unprecedented success and achievement.

At its 2016 AGM Came Down Golf Club, celebrated its 120th Anniversary with a year of unprecedented success and achievement.  It has been a remarkable year said Club Captain - Adrian Crook.  

For the first time since 1995 Came Down Ladies won the coveted Beale's Trophy beating 15 times winners and hot favourites Broadstone in a tense final.  A fitting achievement during the 90th Anniversary of Ladies Golf at Came Down.

The Club's 'Hardy B' Team led by John Simmons won their League in a tight season competing with Clubs from across Dorset. Hardy B, which caters for men with handicaps of 10 to 18, is recognised as being the hardest fought of all the Dorset Golf Leagues.

At the other end of the scale Junior Golf has taken a huge upward turn as membership of the Came Down junior section has tripled over the year.  Juniors organiser - Hugh Lawes and Club Professional - Nick Rodgers welcomed Archie Beesley as the new Juniors Captain.   A programme has been developed for those completely new to golf as well as more experienced golfers, this has been supplemented by an exciting programme of matches for the Juniors Section.

And saving the best for last, The Club President, Charles Foster, at this his last AGM, praised Matt Walker who won the 2106 Dorset County Amateur Championship.  Matt is the first Came Down member to become County Champion for over seventy years.

One of the highlights of the year, was the presentation of Affiliate Membership to HMS Portland.  Playing for the newly commissioned 'Portland Trophy' Came Down  led by Adrian Crook triumphed over a team from HMS Portland, it is hoped that the 'Portland Trophy' competition will become an annual event.

Club Captain Adrian Crook said, that In addition to a remarkable playing year it has also been one for fund raising. Through a number of activities organised by the Club Captain - Adrian Crook, Ladies Captain - Mary Crampton and Seniors Captain - Stuart Sibley, Came Down Golf Club has raised in excess of £5000 to be presented to a number of local charities.

Incoming President, Michael Ratsey, congratulated all members on their achievements this year which sets the Club up for an outstanding 2017.

(Picture shows: From left to right: Club Captain Adrian Crook; County Champion Matt Walker; Junior Captain Archie Beesley; Ladies Captain Mary Crampton; Club President Charles Walker)

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