Adam wins fourth title at Weston

Adam Sloan won his fourth club championship at Weston, beating his nearest challenger by two shots.

ADAM Sloan won his fourth club championship at Weston Golf Club, beating Joe Neary by two shots.

Played over two days, Saturday’s windy conditions caused major difficulties for the players, with only two players playing below or to their handicap - Andy Dibble and James Lane.

Sunday’s heavy rain in the afternoon, caused its own problems, but some much better scores were returned, most notable Joe Neary with 70 gross, Steve Corrick and Gary Langdale both recording 75.

In Adam’s presentation speech, he thanked Mike LaBand for his recent coaching sessions and to the greenkeepers for the presentation of the course.

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Club championships: Adam Sloan 74, 75 = 150; Joe Neary 81, 70 = 151; Simon Jenkinson 78, 73 = 151. Handicap Plate: Gary Langdale 72, 65 = 137; Derek Poundsberry 71, 68 = 139; Gordon Mitchell 73, 67 = 140.

Saturday – gross: James Lane 75; Jon James 76; Geoff Sinclair 77; Dave Rowland 77. Nett: Andy Dibble 67; Tim James 72; Jono Rees 72; Steve Strange 72.

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Sunday – gross: Steve Corrick 75; Graham Hicken 76; Dam Broom 78; Joe Brewin 78. Nett: Les Brewin 68; Harry Turner 69; Trefor Griffith 70; Keith Davie 70.

Adam Sloan pictured with club captain Mark Short and Gary Langdale.

WESTON Golf Club Avalon B team travelled to Brean and secured a 4-1 victory, giving a 14-2 point margin and cementing their top of the table position.

A birdie fest from Chris Homer and Steve Strange secured the first win 4&3. Jack Radcliffe and Dave Andow came from behind to win 2&1 and Gary Homer and Steve Corrick won 2&1, making it five consecutive victories.

Bob Hurrell and late replacement John Greaves won 4&3 and the only disappointment was the pairing of Alan Harris and Kenton Simpson being defeated.

Nick and Kath Farrant won the Bader Cup, a club qualifying event with 43 points.

Nick and Kath will now represent the club in the area final to be played at Stover Golf Club in August. Runners-up were Andy and Zena Balcombe with 41 points.

WESTON ladies had a busy month of competitions with the golf season now in full swing.

The recent lady captain’s day was a great success playing a fun golf format by using a putter to drive off the tee and a driver to putt on the greens.

The evening entertainment was provided by ladies’ 1st team captain Glenda Latham and friends performing traditional dances from the Philippines with another lady member and talented musician Tilly Ferrari playing the guitar.

Other performers included Weston singer Peter Phillips and Neil Dicker with a dancing display by young local performers from The Dance Company.

Teams were drawn of players with high and low handicaps – 1st: Jade Cope, Julie Ward, Kath Farrant and Christine Dodgson; 2nd: Ann Meakin, Di Walker, Melanie Rossi and Katrena Thomas; 3rd: Tessa Williams, Wendy Homer, Caroline Poole and Rosie Hull.

Best team score on 1st hole: Pat Rowland, Sally Brosnan, Joan Cumming and Di Brown: 16th: Sally Irlam, Olga Forte, Karen Drake and Sue Mardell.

Nearest the pin: Ann Tancock; putting prize: Ann Ward.

Congratulations go to Australian Spoons qualifiers Melanie Rossi and Sally Brosnan, who now go through to the regional round at Chippenham.

Teachers Trophy: Jade Cope 72; Roberta Ferrari 73; Pauline Lancaster 74; Sue Garrett 76.

Coronation Foursomes: Gay Long and Cathy Preston 34; Sue Andow and June Phillips 32; Jade Cope and Kath Farrant 32.

Dickenson Barlow: Joan Jenkinson 73; Sally Brosnan 76; Sue Andow 76.

EWGA medal: Roberta Ferrari 76; Sue Andow 79; Caroline Poole 80; Jan Bishop 80.

EWGA medal: Kath Farrant 75; Jade Cope 75.

WORLEBURY Golf Club captain Pete Nuttall held his captain’s day by having a fourball betterball competition.

The course was again in excellent condition having had the benefit of the rain earlier in the week, the scores posted reflected how receptive the greens were as the winners on the day posted an excellent score of 52 points.

Results: Matt Blackman and Chris Davidson 52 pts; Steve Beasley and Frank Barlow 48; Richard Brown and Dave Pope 47; Gary Smith and Martin Morgan 47; Stuart Fawcett and Andy Morgan 46; Darren John and Harry Rowlands 46.

Ladies’: Claire Bayliss and Lisa Griffiths 43; Amanda Cook and Maxine Gardiner 42; Jill Hobbs and Pauline Smith 41.

Nearest the pin winners: Neil Cunningham (2nd hole); Ron Jamieson (6th); Barry Saunders (12th); Neville Horne (16th).

The Commsplus Junior Cup competition was again won by Jack Partridge, who also won the same event last year.

Worlebury seniors played Tall Pines at home but spoiled a six game winning streak by going down 3.5-2.5 in a close game.

The Avalon team have reversed a three game losing streak by beating second placed Windwhistle 4-1 in a home fixture.

Comms Plus managing director and Worlebury member Steve Collard pictured with Jack Partridge.

WORLEBURY ladies beat Saltford at Clevedon in the second round of the Rogers Cup, despite appalling weather conditions of strong winds and driving rain.

The team played extremely well and now look forward to playing Lansdown in the next round.

The team consisted of Zandie Lennox, Helen Clarke, Emma Limer, Janet Jamieson, Lynn Johnson, Michelle James and Lisa Griffiths. They were supported by caddies Amanda Cook, Joyce Tiney, Marnie Sweet, Sylvia Cook, Jan Simms, Jill Phillips and Jane Wakerley.

The Gertrude Johnson mixed competition saw an excellent turnout of mixed pairs.

The winners were: Alan and Janice Hartree with a fantastic nett score of 65. Runners-up were Russ Bourton and Emma Limer with 69.

Ladies monthly medal Silver Division: Janet Jamieson 74; Maxine Gardiner 74. Bronze Division: Lisa Griffiths 82; Isabell Swift 83.

Worlebury ladies’ Rogers Cup team.

Gertrude Johnson winners Alan and Janice Hartree with captain Peter Nutall and lady captain Sylvia Cook.

IT was fancy dress day at Wedmore Golf Club when the ladies took on the men for the Challenge Trophy.

Rain lashed down for most of the round, leaving a bedraggled group of red, white and blue players struggling. The match resulted in a diplomatic tie. Best individual scores came from Bob Jones and Saybria Sims. Tom Bennett, revealing his feminine side, won the men’s fancy dress prize, while a flag bestrewn Jane Hewitt took the ladies’ prize.

The weather was even worse for the ladies’ invitation day on Thursday, causing the organisers to restrict play to nine holes. Val Webber and Mary Harrison took fourth place with 18 points, two behind Claire Biggs and Lesley Organ.

Sue Hughes came second with Janet Partington, just one point behind Wendy Lucas and Kathy Lane.

There was just wind to contend with for the club Stableford and this was not enough to prevent some good scores. Jamie Vowles won Division 1 with 40 points, two ahead of Keith Thomas and Paul Plume.

David Coggan scored 39 to win Division 2 , two points ahead of Dominic Channon with Tom Bennett a further two shots back in third. Sean Gray again had 40 points to win Division 3, three points ahead of Keith Rabbitts with Ian Sentence a further shot back in third.

Saybria Sims continued a successful week by winning the ladies’ prize ahead of Dawn Chadwick and Di Cornelius.

Challenge Trophy Organiser Alison Dodkin with captains Cathy Olive and Ian Robson, and prize winners Bob Jones and Saybria Sims.

LOCAL painter and decorator Pete Dunn struck gold as he overcame a final hole stumble to collect both the monthly medal and the EGU Gold Medal at Brean.

Standing on the final tee he needed a four to post a stunning nett 63, but after a trip out of bounds, an eight was marked down but his nett 67 still proved to be the best of the day.

He edged out Craig Wheelaghan into second in Division 3 and another junior Charlie Huggins into second spot overall. Huggins did however take the Division 2 prize for his nett 68, which was two better than Wally Pape.

Club champion Roy Baker was another to survive a disaster hole during his round as he bounced back from a quadruple bogey nine to beat his handicap by a single stroke. This gave him a two stroke winning margin over Jason Kidley in Division 1.

It was a busy week of inter-club matches for the various club sides and three of the four games ended with positive results for Brean.

Most impressive of the bunch was the 5-0 whitewash at home of Enmore Park by the Division 2 Avalon League team. This result strengthened their position at the top of the table.

The club’s mixed team almost matched that result as they hosted their Taunton Vale counterparts. The visitors did manage to win one game, but couldn’t manage to prize any more points from their hosts.

The seniors managed to fit in their re-arranged game against Minehead Warreners at home last week and came home victors by four games to two.

The only team to taste defeat was the Avalon League Division 6 side. They lost 3-2 at Wheathill, but the result rested on one putt on the final hole. Unfortunately for Brean the putt didn’t drop, but they still came home with a healthy haul of points to show for their efforts.

Players found conditions tough in Saturday’s Super Series round but chef Andy Chan found the recipe for success carding 34 points to win by one from Ron Vine.

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