Successful ladies’ captain’s day held at Worlebury

PUBLISHED: 17:52 08 August 2017 | UPDATED: 17:52 08 August 2017

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Worlebury lady captain Sue Kinch hosted a successful captain’s day with a tidy sum being raised for her charity.

It was a big day for Worlebury lady captain Sue Kinch, as she hosted her captain’s day. It was a resounding success and everyone who attended had a thoroughly enjoyable day.

Sue sincerely thanked the ladies for their support on the day and throughout her year and also for her kind gift which was presented by her vice-captain Lorna Macivor.

She made a special mention for past captains Jan Simms and Pam Burnell and husband Merv for administering drinks and nibbles at the halfway house and for the talented Lynn Pope, for hand making the gifts for prizes.

A raffle was held with a tidy sum being raised for the lady captain’s charity.

There were prizewinners galore. The winners of the main prize were the trio of Janet Jamieson, Tracey Gill, and Maureen Williams with 74 points. Runners-up were Amanda Cook, Jan Keight and Jane Clapp on 72, with Lynn Pope, Lynne Johnson and Eunice McAdams third on 70.

Other prizewinners - nearest the pin (silver): Carol Cockeram; (bronze): Janet Jamieson; best front nine: Julie Stafford, Carol Cockeram and Wendy Larner; back nine: Ginette Bright, Sue Sokol and Lorna Macivor.

Planning ahead, Sue announced that Eunice McAdams would be Lorna’s vice-captain for next season and congratulated her on the appointment.

Tonia Wood-Rosingh won the weekend Stableford with 37 points. Katherine Sokol was runner-up with 34 and Pam Jarvis third with 33.

The ladies’ Alliance team continued their winning run and are on course for promotion from Division 5. The team of Sue Sokol, Emma Bourton, Claire Bayliss, Helen Clarke, Maxine Gardiner, Janet Fear and Susan Tarry had a resounding 10-4 win against Bath B.

Reigning club champion Josh Freeman, playing off scratch, had one of his best rounds at Worlebury to return a gross 65 in the Centenary Cup. Josh’s round had six birdies, his only blemish a bogey on the first.

This was only good enough to take the runners-up prize, however, as he was eclipsed by 12-handicapper Paul McAdams, who took the trophy with a fine nett 64.

Paul was rewarded with a cut in his handicap to 11. Malcolm Summers came third on countback with a 66, pipping Graham Griffiths. Kevin Marshall took fifth prize on countback from Mark Otterburn, Robert White and Dick Gorton, each scoring 67s.

Barry Newson’s seniors’ social matches continue unabated. In possibly their best performance of the year so far, they recorded a fine 4.5-1.5 win away to a strong Henbury team, who were led by ex-Worlebury member Neil Redman.

Wins by the pairings of Pete Cornish/Gordon Poynter and Mike Strang/Barry Newson (both 3&2), were followed with further wins from John Yates/Nick Ryan one up, and John Millar/Clive Rides (2&1) to seal the victory.

John Keight, a life member of Henbury, having been their club managing secretary for many years, played at their request. Partnered by Danny O’Connor, the pair secured a fine half against his old friends Alistair Hannan and Andy Beasant.

The home match against Wheathill was played in very windy and showery conditions. The visitors mastered the course better than Worlebury and came away with a 4-2 win.

Notable victories from John Yates/Chris Nelson, Fred Spearing/Dave Pope and a close loss one down on the last by Mike Strang and Nick Ryan, were Worlebury’s best results.

The nearest the pin prize, donated by vice-captain Mike Strang, was won by Nick Ryan, who kindly re-donated it for use in the next home match.

The seniors’ Avalon team went down 3.5 to 1.5 away to a strong Enmore Park side. Dave Treleaven and Danny O’Connor were Worlebury’s sole winners, with Tony Westren and Stuart Lock gaining a fighting half.

Eighteen Weston Golf Club members travelled to Stover Golf Club in Devon for a mixed friendly fixture.

Members were treated to a warm welcome, pretty course and excellent hospitality in the clubhouse following the match which Weston won 5&4.

The ladies’ Alliance A team fought the M5 traffic to get to Long Ashton for a league match, but lost a close match 8-6.

The ladies’ Saturday and Tuesday competitions were amalgamated playing for the Miss Apps Salver and third Millennium qualifier.

June Phillips had the overall best score of 39 with Sue Garrett runner-up on 37. Glenda Latham-Creasey and Jade Cope were third and fourth with a score of 36.

Sue Garrett and Zena Balcombe played the semi-final of the BDLGA handicap foursomes at Weston against Isle of Wedmore lady captain Saybria Simms and Liz Hill.

It was a closely fought match which was played in good spirit, despite the wet and windy conditions. Home advantage won the day and Sue and Zena now go forward to the final to be played in September.

Weston seniors enjoyed a rare day of little or no wind for their latest competition, the Ray Hammond Trophy.

This was a pairs competition, with 29 pairs taking part, on a four-ball betterball basis with the best score to count on each hole. The tranquil conditions resulted in many excellent scores with 11 teams scoring 40 points or over.

The trophy winners were Graeme Somerville and Dave Farmer on 46, followed closely by John Greaves and Pete Hardaway on 45 and Robin Webb and Tony Barry on 44.

In fourth place were Dave Rowland and Ron Kelley on 43, with two teams on 42, two on 41 and a further three teams on 40 points.

There were a couple of double-headers at Wedmore, with the monthly Stableford also incorporating the PGA Trophy.

For the men, this went to Richard Ham whose score of 41 gave him a single point victory over Liam Cann, who was still able to claim victory in Division 3.

His closest pursuer in the division was Greg Speller, whose 37 gave him second place by a point from Daniel Milford. Sean Gray was the clear winner of Division 1 on 39, three points better than both Ben Barwell and Rich Vowles, who lost out on countback.

Countback was certainly required in Division 3 with Frank Deniston, Graham Clifford and Martin Olive all scoring 36, with the order being determined by countback.

Alison Dodkin claimed the ladies’ trophy, but again only by virtue of a better back nine than Cathy Olive, after both finished on 35. Louise Allen finished three shots back on 32, one better than Maggs Willetts.

The ladies’ own event during the week was also a Stableford, which also incorporated the Grannies Cup for those suitably qualified.

Top score of the day came from Jenny Thomas, her score of 36 points being a single point better than Jill Cornelius, who beat Claire Biggs on countback. These two in turn were a point better than Sue Edwards, Joan Peck and Deidre Wheadon, with countback over the back nine placing them in that order.

By way of variety, the seniors held their monthly medal which produced two outstanding rounds of nett 66 from Derek Osborn and Colin Pinks to win divisions one and three respectively.

Oddly, the first three places in these divisions had identical scores with Osborn being pursued by Derek Meads on 70 and Nick Parker on 71. These were also the scores for the runner-up, Richard Long and third place Richard Blake in Division 3.

Division 2 was a very close affair with Terry Stew winning on countback from Philip McMahon after both scored 69, with Jeff Elliott a shot back in third.

The fifth annual Somerset Rebels golf day took place at Brean with a record entry of 19 teams taking part.

The format of Texas scramble was again adopted and teams travelled from far and wide to take part in the unique day which combines a competitive round of golf followed by the opportunity to view a top class speedway meeting in the evening.

The Rebels opposition for the evening, the Belle Vue Aces from Manchester, even entered a team and they thoroughly enjoyed the day if not the speedway result come 10pm.

Teams taking part for the first time dominated the leading two places with a team from Bridgwater Cricket Club called the Bridgy Bogey Men being declared the winners with a nett score of 53.1.

Brothers Matt and Ed Habberfield were joined by Ally Witts and Tom Pople in the winning quartet which finished 0.8 ahead of the second-placed team.

A family team named Pirates Fore Tim were that team and they consisted of Rob, Jay, Steve and Matt Greatley. Third place went to the Jones Bros Decorators foursome, who have been ever present in each of the five stagings, often finishing around the top of the leaderboard.

Brean members Paul and Steve Jones, Les Clutterbuck and Neil Barker made up the team which relegated their club professional and event organiser Andrew March’s team back into fourth.

March enlisted the help of Rebels Aussie reserve Jake Allen, along with Ian Slater and Mikey Brueford for the day to return a respectable nett 56.6 and take the final prize of the day.

The day was set up back in 2013 to raise money for the air fence that was required to be purchased by the club to allow racing to continue at the venue.

With that now paid for, the day continues to help with the ongoing costs that accompany the air fence and as well as other projects to help develop the facilities at the stadium for spectators and riders alike.

The total raised this year was just under £1,250 and that took to running total for the golf day so far through the £10,000 barrier which is a great effort from all those involved.

The Father and Son Trophy found its way back into the possession of Murray and Matt Parsons once again following their superb score of 45 points in the greensome Stableford.

The event attracted an improved entry of 20 pairs and scoring was very good. The winning pair only enjoyed a one-point advantage over Roger and Tom Broom, for whom a double bogey at the penultimate hole proved costly.

Next up were two pairs with 42 as Andy and Jordan Chapple and Steve and Alec Bateman shared third position.

For the players not taking part in the event, a new format was trialled. The players used a medalford scoring system where their nett medal score on the front nine holes had their Stableford score from the back nine deducted from it and the lowest score declared the winner.

Nigel Hodges was that winner with an impressive score of nine thanks to two steady sub par nines. He finished one ahead of Jason Kidley with Ron Vine in third place with 11.

Phil Barry won the first event in the third rotation of the Super Series with a 45-point haul in the individual Stableford. He was two clear of Neil Barker on a day of low scoring, with Jason Kidley third on 41.

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