Brean seniors back in action

THE senior's section at Brean Golf Club dusted off their clubs for their first competitive action of 2010 last week when the January Medal was played for.

THE senior's section at Brean Golf Club dusted off their clubs for their first competitive action of 2010 last week when the January Medal was played for.

Most players struggled with the cold and windy conditions, but two players returned exceptional scores. Barrie Yearsley has certainly become a player to be reckoned with in his short time as a member at Brean and this was born out by an excellent nett 65 which claimed first position.

Another Barry was second and Barry Tucker can feel hard done by that his nett 66 didn't win. He finished well clear of the next player, Tony Anderson, on nett 72.

The Channel Course at Burnham and Berrow was the venue for the Saturday's event as almost 30 players contested a Stableford. Coming out on top was head professional Andrew March as he used his knowledge of the layout to good effect as he posted 36 points.

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This was one ahead of Tony Groves who battled his way to 35 points. Third place was secured after countback on 34 points with Dave Lockwood coming out on top.

Oake Manor was the venue on Sunday for the Rally Trophy. This was a blind pairs event where after everyone has completed play the cards are drawn to determine the partners. A report on the victors of this event will appear next week as at the time of writing the results were not to hand.

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WORLEBURY Golf Club Ladies' section - January results - 15 hole American Greensome winners R Firth and T Smith 31 pts; M James and L Griffiths 29.

15-hole Stand Aside Texas Scramble: H Clarke, J Webb and S Cook 48.3; J Keight, L Johnson and M James 49.3.

ANOTHER cold and frosty morning did not deter 52 Weston seniors playing in the Alan Holt third round qualifier.

An outstanding round by Roger Preston of 84 gross, nett 61 to lead the field, was followed by an exclusive group led by David Andow with 74 gross, nett 65. Both qualify to go into the draw for the knockout stage of this trophy.

RESULTS: R Preston 84 (23) 61; D Andow 74 (09) 65; P Lund 72 (07) 65; A Barry 76 (11) 65; J Blackhurst 85 (19) 66; M Hughes 85 (19) 66; J Ness 82 (16) 66; P Berry 82 (15) 67.

DESPITE Arctic conditions at the beginning of the year with a couple of competitions cancelled due to extreme weather, Weston Ladies have caught up with the following results in the latter part of the month.

EWGA Medal (Jan 19): A Whitewood 70; S Mardell 74; K Thomas 76 net. EWGA Medal (Jan 30): B Robert 71 net.

Texas Scramble: M Rossi, P Hudson, P Murray 64; E Biddle, J Cumming, A Meakin 66; S Andow, A Tancock, C Harris 67.

EWGA 2009 Medal winner: Z Balcombe. January Happy Bunny Award: D Brown.

Lady captain Sue Radcliffe is hosting a pamper day on February 23, where lady members past and present can be pampered during the afternoon after a nine-hole qualifier competition in the morning.

THERE was a reminder that winter was far from over for the seniors at Isle of Wedmore on recently.

Even the road up to the course was slippy in the early morning frost which meant the February stableford was on the winter greens.

Star of the day was undoubtedly last year's club captain John Cutter, now retired from both the captaincy and work and obviously enjoying more hours on the course.

In his first competition with the seniors he amassed 43 stableford points to finish four points ahead of anyone else as clear winner of Division 2. Second and third places were decided on countback with Mike Hewart just squeezing out Bob Jepps, both with 39 points.

Points were hard to come by in Division 1. Both Tony Metcalfe and Paul Burkhill scored a creditable 39 points with Tony taking first place on countback. John Viney was third with 35 points.

By the time the ladies played on Thursday, the frost had given way to a drizzly rain and the pragmatic decision was made to reduce the competition to nine holes.

The format this week was greensomes, and perhaps inevitably over a shortened course, the result was always going to be tight. In the event, the pairs filling the first three places all scored 19 points.

Winners were Margaret Rogers and Mary Clark, with Ruth Pearson and Gay McWhinney in second place and Alison Buckton and Aileen Robertson coming third.

WESTON Golf Club Stableford - Division 1: R Carter 41 pts; G Tripp 39; N Giuffrida 39; G Somers 39; T Waite 39; D Broom 38; D Snowdon 38; G Taylor 38.

Division 2: A Henderson 41; A Zanelli 41; M Jenkinson 40; M Vann 40; E Davie 38; A McEvoy 38; P Eastman 38; E Stephens 38.

Midweek Stableford: M Evans 37; J Searle 37; S Acton 36; J James 35; P McKechan 33.

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