Golfers take in a scramble on New Year’s Day at Worlebury

PUBLISHED: 14:13 03 January 2018 | UPDATED: 14:13 03 January 2018

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Worlebury Golf Club members shrugged off the Hogmanay excesses by playing in the Princess Diana Texas Scramble.

There was no better way at Worlebury to shrug off Hogmanay’s excesses than to play in the Princess Diana Texas Scramble on New Year’s Day.

The early starters had to contend with driving rain and hailstones, but this did not detract from the overall success of the event for the field of 14 teams. All sections of the club were represented in the teams.

Graham Hewlett and Fred Hooper had the advantage of having the talented junior, Troy Young, in their ranks and this gave them the edge over the rest of the field. They came first with an excellent nett 53.4.

In second place with 55.2, were Ken Hanson jnr, Jill Hobbs and Gerry Miles. Ray Collick, Angela Bagley and John Wright were third on 56.8.

This was one of recently-elected lady captain Lorna Macivor’s first events. In her speech she thanked the players for braving the elements and Neil and Claire Bayliss for their excellent organisation of the competition.

In Christmas week, the ladies held a nine, wine and dine competition which was easily won by Angela Bagley with 22 points. Sue Kinch took the runners-up slot pipping Sue Kinch on countback, both players scoring 17 points.

A packed clubhouse welcomed in the New Year. An excellent gourmet meal was followed by a disco.

Weston Golf Club presented a cheque for £3,574 to Bowel Cancer UK. The cheque was presented to Anna from the charity by the club president Gordon Robert. Lady president Wendy Homer, club captain Glenn Taylor and Kirsty Chmiewliski are also pictured. The presidents and club captain have raised money throughout the year in a number of events for their chosen charity.

Burnham Driving Range Golf Society’s January meeting will take place at Brean Golf Club on January 21.

The event will be 18 holes and will start at noon. The cost will be £16 per person and will include tea or coffee on arrival.

All those who would like to play, please email Steve on Streetfitsteve@gmail.com

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