Another hole-in-one recorded at Weston

Worlebury ladies open winners.

Worlebury ladies open winners. - Credit: Archant

Five holes-in-one have been recorded at Weston Golf Club in the past two weeks.

WESTON Golf Club celebrated its fifth hole-in-one during the last two weeks in the fourball betterball open last Saturday.

Carl Walsh from the Rhondda Golf Club scored an ace on the 129 yard par three 14th. An enormous entry with almost 200 competitors from all around the South West and beyond enjoyed the course in true links condition, coupled with a stiff breeze to ensure a tough challenge. All involved admired the prize table supplied by professional Ben Lock.

Results: Mark Stevens, Pete Gilby (Bowood) 46 pts; Keith Davie, Mark Davie (Weston) 44; Martyn Forman, Steve Jones (Weston) 43; Rich Carter, Dave Richardson (Weston) 43; Kevin Jones, Adam Jones (Weston) 42; Andy Gill, Glen Evans (Weston/Whitchurch) 42; James Lane, Robert Lane (Weston/Windwhistle) 42; Nick Giuffrida, Tim Rees (Weston) 41; Rob Orr, Joe Neary (Weston) 41; Carl Walsh, Dean Lewis (Rhondda) 41.

The sun shone for the seniors’ annual bag a bird competition, particularly on Patricia Murray, who had a hole-in-one on the third hole. The competition was won by John Whitewood and Julie Ward with a good score of 41 points.


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Results: John Whitewood & Julie Ward (41); Dave Farmer & Joan Jenkinson 39; Derek Cook & Carol Harris 39; Roy Schubert & Rosie Hull 39; Trevor Jenkinson & Beryl Robert 39.

Steven Bennett won the seniors’ Padre Cup with an excellent score of 41 points in difficult windy and dry conditions.

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Results: Steven Bennett 41 pts; Terry Holden 40; Tony Cooksley 39; Roy Schubert 39; Bob Yeomans 36; Gerald Taylor 36; Peter Hardaway 36; Allan Tucker 36.

WORLEBURY Golf Club hosted their ladies’ open. The competition was a three team bowmaker and 15 different clubs were represented.

The results were close, but the winners with 78 points were Helen Clarke (Worlebury), Julie Jones and Jackie McDonald (Mendip Springs). In second place were Lisa Griffiths, (Worlebury), Janet Hambly and Marilyn Turrell (Enmore) 76, followed by Claire Bayliss, Janet Jamieson and Michelle James (Worlebury) 75 and Jean Booth, Jane Cooper, Aileen Nuttall (Burnham and Berrow) 75.

The nearest the pin prize for Worlebury members went to Janet Jamieson and the nearest the pin for visitors went to Diane Stanton from The Mendip.

The ladies of Worlebury took part in two cup competitions on one day, the Bindon Salver for ladies over 60 and the Margaret Dunston Cup for ladies under 60.

The winner of the Bindon Salver was Janet Keight with 38 points, runner-up was Helen Clarke with 35. Sue Kinch won the Margaret Dunston Cup with 39 points and runner-up was Maxine Gardiner with 37.

Pictured are the ladies open winners at Worlebury with captain Pam Burnell.

REIGNING Brean Golf club champion Charlie Huggins warmed up nicely for the defence of his title in a couple of weeks by winning both events on captain’s day.

The morning format was as usual the 18-hole medal for the Captains Cup and Huggins led the way with a stunning nett 64 in Division 1 for a two-stroke advantage over runner-up Russell Shaw.

Division’s 2 and 3 were both won with nett 67s as last year’s captain Stewart Garrett took the second division and Eric Jones was victorious in the third. Graham Exton was the runner-up to Garrett after also scoring 67 but losing out on countback and a seniors 1-2-3 was completed in the third flight with Pat Mullholland in second and Shelia’s husband Ken Rouse in third after another countback on 70.

Liz Blackwell was the winner of the ladies’ Captains Cup as she saw her handicap reduced after a nett 69, with Debbie Windmill just a single stroke behind in second spot.

In the afternoon the course was re-aligned for the annual fun nine-hole scramble over a cross-country course. Again Huggins took the winners spoils as he teamed up with Craig Wheelaghan and his father Gordon to record a nett score of 25.6.

Second place just 0.4 of a stroke behind was club captain Brian Read, Stewart Garrett and Darren Marsden on 26, while course designer club pro Andrew March joined two thirds of last years winning trio in Dennis May and David Hunter to take third on 26.6.

The final group on the course did not take part in the official competition but if they did the result would have been different as director of golf David Haines went out to return the course to its normal order of play with his son Ben and daughter Jessie.

Taking advantage of the many shots he had along with some superb play from both the younger Haines, David’s scorecard showed an excellent score of just 25.2. After the prize giving in the clubhouse, many people stayed to enjoy an excellent social evening.

Birthday boy Dai Wood and his partner Trevor Pitt were the victors of the Brean seniors open as they carded 48 points to edge out fellow Brean pairing of Ian Welch and Charlie Hastie on countback.

Wood and Pitt produced two steady halves of 24 points in the fourball betterball format. Their back nine score of 24 was crucial as it relegated Welch and Hastie to second spot overall as they were unable to maintain their scoring form on the back nine after an amazing outward half of 29.

Wood and Pitt won the Bill Martin Trophy, while Welch and Hastie took the Nicoll Trophy for the best score by a pair in the 65-69 age bracket. The final piece of silverware went to seniors’ chairman Wally Pape and his partner Mike Parfitt as they secured the Veterans Trophy for the leading score by the over 70s.

Also returning 47 points were Alan Marshall and Tony Groves who took fourth just in front of a quartet of duos on 46. G West and L Sweales were the leading visitors on 44 points.

Charlie Huggins receiving the Captain’s Cup from Sheila Rouse and Brian Read.

THE ladies generously gave up their competition at Wedmore to join the seniors for a mixed greensomes playing for the Alwyn Hill Trophy.

With the course in excellent shape, there were some good scores, but none better than Liz Hill and Tony Biggs. Despite taking a triple bogey on the second hole, they dropped only two more shots to par for a gross 75 which equated to 45 Stableford points.

This put them two clear of runners-up Sue Tarry and David Summers-Cooke, who in turn were two ahead of Carol Pinks and Jim Sims in third.

The seniors Stableford produced another success for club captain Tom Bennett who was the clear winner of Division 1 with 41 points. This was two ahead of Frank Denniston, with David Bates two shots back third.

Brian Kidd won Division 2 with 39 points ahead of Peter Searle on 37 and Malcolm Timmis who scored 36. Bob Dainty took Division 3 with 41 points, which again was two points clear of Richard Sanders in second with David Adams third with 37.

Summer really kicked in for the club medal. Dry conditions with run on the ball helped the higher handicappers with high points scored in Division 3. Best of the day was Steve Sweeting with 46 points, 10 shots better than handicap. He was followed by Darren Cornish on 44 and Adrian Pinsent was third on 41.

Scoring was more restrained in Division 1, won by Terry Clark with a fine score of 40, two ahead of James Vowles and John Melwani with Vowles second on countback.

Mike Garbutt is yet another man in form and his 42 won Division 2 by three shots ahead of Ian Robson. Mark Cornish led a group of players with 38 points for third place.

Bronze players also led the way in the ladies with Trish Phelps winning with 39 points, two better than runner-up Di Cornelius. In silver, Alison Dodkin just edged out Dawn Chadwick on countback, both scoring 34.

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