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Aug 11, 2014

BRITISH BLIND MASTERS 2014


The British Blind Masters was won by Peter Hodgkinson guided by his wife Margaret from Heaton Moor, Stockport

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Posted by: Stephanie

Although hurricane Bertha did not exactly hit the town of Grantham it's effect still made for very windy conditions on the first two days of the Masters.  Margaret and I  teed off on the first day with the reigning Champion Billy Macalister and his guide Andy Dutton and after battling the conditions came in with a net 69.  Putting was certainly a challenge on the first two days, as not only was the sloping greens hard to read, but the wind didn,t help either. The first round of 69 saw us leading after Day 1 and we managed to shoot the same score again on Day 2 to be on 138 at that stage. Euin Hills, 65 on Day 2 made him the leader at the halfway stage on 136 and meant that we were paired together on Day 3.  A pleasant surprise came for Margaret and I on Day 3 when our eldest son Mark (who had some business to attend in Lincoln) turned up and walked the last 6 holes with us.  Incredibly when the scores were added up I shot another 69 which gave me a 7 shot lead over Euin going into the last round.   Day 4 was a different ball game altogether from the first three days.  Nerves certainly crept in and I tightened up and felt it all slipping away after an horrendous front 9.  Things turned round from the 11th hole and we played reasonable golf from then on.

My thanks go to Billy, Andy, Euin and David for their good company over the four days.

On arriving back home from the Masters I was contacted by the Captain of my golf club (Heaton Moor GC) who stated that the Club would be pleased to hold the trophy in their Trophy Cabinet for the year and it is now sitting proudly there.

The results are as follows:


British Blind Masters 2014 Results



Day 1 Day 1 Day 2 Day 2 Day 3 Day 3 Day 4 Day 4 Total Total
Name H'Cap Gross Nett Gross Nett Gross Nett Gross Nett Gross Nett
1 P Hodgkinson 49 118 69 118 69 118 69 126 77 480 284
2 B Ritchie 50 128 78 117 67 127 77 120 70 492 292
3 A Gilford 22 98 76 93 71 95 73 94 72 380 292
4 E Hill 44 115 71 109 65 122 78 123 79 469 293
5 P Le Roux 13 93 80 81 68 89 76 87 74 350 298
6 M Elrick 26 104 78 100 74 97 71 103 77 404 300
7 S Beevers 15 95 80 90 75 88 73 89 74 362 302
8 J Eakin 8 89 81 80 72 85 77 83 75 337 305
9 A Reid 16 88 72 92 76 91 75 99 83 370 306
10 K Adams 38 130 92 121 83 105 67 106 68 462 310
11 D Sheridan 44 123 79 126 82 109 65 128 84 486 310
12 S Cookson 16 100 84 92 76 91 75 92 76 375 311
13 W McAllister 39 123 84 104 65 115 76 125 86 467 311
14 A Cochrane 40 117 77 138 98 112 72 106 66 473 313
15 R Tomlinson 51 126 75 138 87 125 74 131 80 520 316
16 C Evans 14 91 77 93 79 98 84 97 83 379 323
17 F Radford 47 128 81 127 80 134 87 125 78 514 326
18 D Field 39 147 108 118 79 109 70 109 70 483 327
19 B Richards 45 141 96 120 75 130 85 123 78 514 334
20 P Osborne 9 100 91 98 89 102 93 92 83 392 356
21 M Sturdy 45 143 98 129 84 143 98 137 92 552 372








































STABLEFORD Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Total

N Mills 54 12 7 22 30 71

R Sharples 54 8 17 13 17 55

D Roden 45 7 7 10 15 39

M Killeen 36 9 7 5 10 31














ONE DAY MEDAL





















Andy Muxlow 55










Jean Kennedy-Bolton 57










Nathan Hill 78