Brian takes over captaincy at Brean

Brean Golf Club captains.

Brean Golf Club captains. - Credit: Archant

Brian Read took up office as the new captain of Brean Golf Club at the club’s recent AGM.

BRIAN Read took up office as the new captain of Brean Golf Club at the club’s recent AGM.

Read was handed his captain’s blazer by outgoing captain Stewart Garrett and was wished good luck for his year ahead. Shelia Rouse is the new ladies’ captain, while Roger Williams takes charge of the seniors section for 2013.

Dan Williams defied the constant drizzle to win the winter league round. With all 18 holes in play for the first weekend for a long time, he carded 37 points to claim a two point win over a trio of players on 35.

Russell Shaw headed those players on countback as he took the runners-up spot ahead of Ron Vine and Pat Mullholland.

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Pete Douglas and John Kerr made light of the fact that they were one player short as they won the latest round of the seniors’ winter league. Playing over the full 18-hole course, they combined to shoot a score of 62 to win by three.

They relegated the trio of Barrie Yearsley, Wally Pape and Ken Ponter in the runners-up spot as they could only manage a 65. Third place was claimed on 67 by Dai Wood, Roger Blackwell and Roger Phillips.

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David Haines continued his return to fitness and form as he shared sixth spot in the G&S PGA medal at Forest Hills with a 77 on a difficult day in the Forest of Dean.

His Brean colleague Andrew March matched Haines’s total as he consolidated his fourth spot in the Total Triumph Order of Merit, but neither player could catch the winner in the form of Enmore Park’s David Dixon after his excellent 71.

Brean assistant pro Roy Baker ended up back in the pack after his round of 82.

Stewart Garrett (left) hands over to Brian Read.

BURNHAM & Berrow Golf Club is planning an open morning for juniors and ladies on March 17.

Juniors will be between 10am-noon and ladies noon-2pm. Anyone can come along and will have the chance to try the game for the first time or on a refresher basis. The club’s professionals will provide tuition on the practice ground and putting green.

If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Mandy Vickers, ladies’ captain on 01275 874430 or Stewart Jones, junior organiser on 07742 100715.

In this week’s Stableford event, Steve Cartwright came out on top with a fine score of 37 points. Second was Rob Baber with 36 and third Tim Blood with 35.

Division 2 was won by Ian Moreton with 37 points, ahead of Bryan Gunning with 36 and Michael Armstrong with 31.

Burnham ladies were at home to Long Sutton in the first round of the Mail On Sunday Ladies Classic.

The Burnham team of Mandy Vickers, Jane Powell, Pat Rowland, Jane Pitcher and Jean Booth played well to win a hard fought match 3-2. They now wait to find out who they will play in the second round.

The Burnham ladies’ medal was won by Jackie Richards with an excellent gross score of 86 nett 74. Melanie Bell was second with 93 (77) and Jean Booth third with 99 (83).

WESTON Golf Club seniors played their February individual Stableford competition in windy conditions over 16 holes.

Results: Dave Reynolds 34 pts; John Morgan 33; Gerald Taylor 32; Tony Wyatt 32; Eddie Langford 32; Ray Chambers 32; David Andow 31; Nick Palmer 31.

The seniors held their fourth and final Alan Holt qualifier and John Humphries and David Andow qualified for the summer knockout with super nett 66s.

Results: John Humphries 79 (13) 66; David Andow 77 (11) 66; Tony Wyatt 91 (21) 70; Nick Palmer 87 (17) 70; David Rowland 75 (4) 71; Nick Bohin 87 (16) 71; Trevor Knott 79 (8) 71; Gordon Robert 77 (5) 72.

JUST two competitions survived the rain at Wedmore Golf Club.

The seniors were able to play a full 18-hole Stableford, with the best scores of the day coming in Division 2. The best by a long way was from John Vowles who scored 42 points.

This was five points better than anyone else. Mike Peacock was second with 37 and Chris Donald was third with 36.

There was a tight finish in Division 1. Calvon Poulton-Sadler was a clear winner with 36 points, but he was followed by four players on 35. When countback was taken into account, Martin Easton was second with Ellis Nearn third and Peter Bendell and Steve Lawrence just missing out.

Division 3 was won by Eddie Parlour with 35 which put him two points clear of the field with David Dams runner-up on 33, beating Dennis Howard on countback.

The ladies’ competition was reduced to nine holes as some temporary greens were in use. Best score of the day came from immediate past captain Cathy Olive with 20 points.

Current captain Deidre Wheadon also played well to score 18 points in the bronze division, followed by Esme Gulliver on 16 and Ann Adams, who just beat Wendy Lucas on countback, both scoring 15.

In silver, Alison Dodkin was second with 18 points closely pursued by Liz Miller with 17.

Wedmore ladies captain Deidre Wheadon and immediate past captain Cathy Olive, who won bronze and silver divisions in this week’s Stableford.

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