Dixon on Fire at The Wychwood

David Dixon with Jamega at The Wychwood 2018David Dixon continued his run of good form with a runaway 5 shot win over Jack Colegate at The Wychwood, smashing Warren Bennett’s previous course record of 6 under par by 2 shots with a very impressive 8 under par 64.

At the end of the first day a tightly packed leaderboard was headed by Jack Charman, Daniel Hendry and Michael Downey all scoring 3 under par 69’s.

A whole raft of players queued up behind the leading trio with the closest challengers, on 2 under par being Jack Seaman, Tom Dolan, Dan Smith, Michael Farrier-Twist, Sam Robinson and the eventual winner, Dixon.

The second round started quite sedately for Dixon, with four pars to kick off his day that gave no indication about what was to come but then he harvested three birdies over the last five holes of the front nine to take the lead

Jack Colegate, in the group ahead, was the closest challenger to Dixon but despite birdies at 3 of the last 4 holes to eventually post a 4 under par 68 for a 5 under par total, it was never going to be low enough to worry Dixon.

After a little rest with three pars at the start of the back nine, Dixon proceeded to birdie the next 5 holes to get to 10 under par and with a par at the last ran out a comfortable winner, with Colegate a gallant second.

The Wychwood Golf Club is a little gem tucked away near Chipping Norton and is one of the most friendly and hospitable clubs on our roster.

The head professional, Tom Field, and his team present a course in excellent condition and a welcoming clubhouse, with friendly staff serving very tasty food for you to enjoy after your round, It’s well worth a visit.

It's Joy for Luke at Lingfield

Luke Joy (Remedy Oak) returned to the winner’s enclosure with a one-shot victory over Sam Buss (Positive Impact Golf) and Steve Surry (Cumberwell Park) at Lingfield with a 6 under par total of 138.

Buss and the young Korean, Matthew Choi, led after the first day, both tied on 4 under par and they headed up four players on 2 under par including the eventual winner, Joy.

On the second day Joy made his intentions clear when he came racing out of the blocks and was 3 under par after just 4 holes, but a slight setback with a bogey on the fifth hole slowed him down slightly.

It was nip and tuck for most of the afternoon for the leaders but deeper into the pack Steve Surry was gaining on the leaders and with a fine 4 under par 68 added to his one under par first round he established the clubhouse lead.

However, it was Joy who maintained his form throughout the afternoon and a final hole birdie saw him overtake Surry at the line.

In the final group, only Buss could catch Joy with an eagle at the last but it was not to be and a birdie saw him finish on 5 under par and in a tie with Surry for second place.

Given the unusual weather conditions that have prevailed over the last few weeks, Head Greenkeeper, Greg Milton and his team did a wonderful job in presenting the course to everyone’s satisfaction.

Hospitality in the clubhouse was excellent as usual and the on-site accommodation is superb, so if you are looking for golf, racing, or indeed both, Lingfield is a must for you.

Dixon Back on Pole

David Dixon with Jamega at The Leatherhead 2018David Dixon raced to a 3 shot win at The Leatherhead Club thanks to a blistering last lap of 6 under par, which saw him overtake local resident professional, Michael Lowe and take the chequered flag.

First round leader, Lowe enjoyed a varied selection of numbers whilst compiling his 5 under par 66 on the first day, it had a smattering of pars and birdies but the highlight of his round was undoubtedly the Eagle 2 he made on the seventeenth.

Marco Penge was Lowe’s closest challenger at the end of the day with a 4 under par 67 and a shot further back came the veteran, John Hoskison who rekindled days of yesteryear with a solid 3 under par 68.

Dixon who was 3 shots back, had to come out of the blocks firing on all cylinders if he was going to catch Lowe, who as the resident professional, had to be the hot favourite.

On the second day Tyler Hogarty and George Mullins fed off each other’s good play in the afternoon and both recorded 4 under par 67’s that left Mullins as the clubhouse leader on 3 under par.

Dixon then came in and blew the tournament wide open with a superb 6 under par 65 that gave him a final total of 8 under par and a substantial lead in the clubhouse.

Luke Johnson came close with a fine 3 under par 68 but that still left him 3 shots behind Dixon, who was now in a commanding position, as news that the final group were all struggling came in, with neither Penge, Lowe or Hoskison under par.

So, it was a delighted Dixon who took the victors laurels and the guaranteed winner’s prize of £3,500 but the biggest prize, for Dixon, was the welcome return to form adding this win to the one he enjoyed at the Paul Laurie Par 3 Tournament recently.

In the stunning sunshine the Leatherhead Club looked a picture and thanks to the hard work of the clubhouse staff and Pro, Michael Lowe, the hospitality was second to none and we would, without hesitation recommend it as a course to be played.