Bohin and Snowdon claim Dick Symes Trophy on Westwood's Charity Day

John Whitewood (right) presenting the Dick Symes Trophy to Nick Bohin assisted by Dawn Pawlett from the RSPCA.

John Whitewood (right) presenting the Dick Symes Trophy to Nick Bohin assisted by Dawn Pawlett from the RSPCA. - Credit: Weston GC

A total of 56 senior men and ladies turned out on the hottest day of the year to support John Whitewood’s charity day at Weston Golf Club.

Due to the very hot conditions, it was decided to start earlier and limit the competition to 10 holes, although some did brave the extra eight!

Countback was needed for the top five places and it was the pairing of Nick Bohin and Dave Snowdon which took the Dick Symes Trophy with 27 points, as Malcolm Stuart and Allan Tucker finished second on countback on the same score.

A point behind in third were Michael Latham and John Rowsell, followed by Martin Booth and Vincent Smyth in fourth and Jim Blackhurst and Ray Harris in fifth.

Pat Rowland and Sue Stilwell won the best ladies prize with 23 points, as nearest the pin prizes went to Rob Filer at the third hole and Keith Selwood at the seventh.

Whitewood thanked all the competitors for braving the conditions and for their support with donations of raffle prizes. 

He also paid tribute to all of the companies and individuals who sponsored the event and it is expected that around £2000 will be raised for his charity, the RSPCA based at Brent Knoll.

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On another very hot and humid day the seniors made the short journey to Mendip Spring for their friendly.

In the opening match it was the home team who took an early advantage as the Weston pairing of Tony Walker and Allan Tucker lost one down.

However, in the second game Scott McKechnie, who grossed the front nine in 38, and Don Harris won 3&2, but in the Captain’s match Whitewood and Filer lost 5&4.

Henry McGrory and John Dixon were well beaten 6&5 while game five saw Paul Burns and Malcolm Stuart involved in a tight tussle and claim a half.

Clive Stilwell and John Humphrey restored some pride with a hard fought one-up victory in the final match which meant a 3.5-2.5 win for Mendip Spring.