Burnham through to the next round of national competition

Wedmore Golf Club.

Wedmore Golf Club. - Credit: Archant

Burnham and Berrow Golf Club defeated Worlebury in the third round of the Mail on Sunday Golf Club Classic competition.

BURNHAM and Berrow are through to the third round of the Mail on Sunday National Golf Club Classic after a hard-fought match at home against Worlebury.

Dave Gummer secured a half in the first match, but Steve Seymour, out in match two, lost 3&1 to an inspired opponent. Robin Griffiths and Neil Darby made light work of their matches winning 6&4 and 5&4 respectively.

Justin Lane, out as anchorman, lost his match 4&2 which meant the tie went to a sudden death play-off.

Unfazed by losing his match, Lane hit his approach shot to the first extra hole to eight feet to put his opponent under pressure, who duly missed the green with his approach leading to a bogey. Lane wrapped up the match with his par four.


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Saturday’s non-qualifying Stableford over 17 holes saw Philip Worth head the field with 38 points. This was three clear of Tony Mason and Andy Birkett. Division 2 was won by Chris Perry with 37 points, Larry Summers was second with 36 and Paul Bamsey third with 33.

The ladies played a three clubs and a Putter fun competition. Jane Powell won with 33 points. New member Ally Forster was second with 32.

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Two teams travelled to Saunton Golf Club, Devon, to take part in an annual invitation team event. The ladies were in teams of six - three playing on the East Course and three on the West.

The Burnham team of Mandy Vickers, Donna Robertson, Sarah Champion, Liz Blight, Liz Matthews & Ros Gait won the second visitors’ prize.

IT was back to a full week of golf at Wedmore, starting with a seniors’ bowmaker.

The excellent conditions were taken advantage of, particularly by Derek Osborn, Tony Glover and Colin Pinks who scored a resounding victory with 88 points. The other places were much closer with Eddie Parlour, David Bates and Jim Crick taking second place with 82, two shots clear of Jim Sims, Tony Roe and Ian Dillamore in third.

The ladies played a step aside Texas scramble with some regular winners again in the first three places. Leading the way were Liz Hill, Liz Miller and Esme Gulliver with a net 72.3. The runners-up were Jane Hewitt, Saybria Sims and Claire Biggs with 73.4. Aileen Robertson, Rachel Lockley took third with 75.2.

The final event of the week was a mixed greensomes. With the course in good shape, there was only one score in the 40s. This went to lady captain Deidre Wheadon and her partner vice-captain Brad Ruddick.

This secured them first place by just a single point from Nesta Hathaway and Chris Donald who all received prizes from organiser Ken Willetts.

Mixed greensomes winners at Wedmore: Brad Ruddick and Deidre Wheadon, either side of organiser Ken Willetts.

WESTON Golf Club lady captain Diane Walker hosted a welcome coffee morning for all lady members with a day of golf activities to mark the start of her captaincy for 2013.

A nine-hole qualifier competition followed by lunch and a golf quiz was held to ease the members into the new, but chilly start of the season.

Despite the rain, snow and zero temperatures, some good results were recorded for the first two months of the year.

In the Daily Mail club competition, Weston ladies won their first round of the season in this knockout series, with a sudden death play-off by Jade Cope securing a win at home against fellow club Worlebury.

Ladies EG Medal: Joan Jenkinson 73; Wendy Thomas 74; Alysia Rees 75.

EG Medal: Susan Andow 68; Wendy Homer 74; Diane Walker 75.

EG nine-hole qualifier: Patricia Murray 19 pts; Alison Whitewood 19; Wendy Homer 18.

Stableford - Silver Division: Pat Rowland 32 pts; Pam Hudson 31. Bronze Division: Julie Ward 32; Roberta Ferrari 31.

1st Millennium Qualifier Stableford - Silver Division: Alysia Rees 40 pts; Pat Rowland 37. Bronze Division: Moira Parish 36; Roberta Ferrari 35, Gay Long 34.

Ladies 666 three-ball competition: Joan Jenkinson, Pam Hudson and Melanie Rossi 64 pts; runners up: Pat Rowland, Kath Farrant and Vicky Brewin 61.

The seniors’ February bowmaker was played in cold conditions, but the team of John Greaves, Gary Homer and Robert Yeomans beat Idris Woodfine, Ray Harris and Ian Freeman on countback with good scores of 76 points.

In third place were Jim Blackhurst, Colin Dixon and Gerald Taylor on countback from Eddie Langford, Tony Willis and David Reynolds.

CAPTAIN-elect Paul Jones is the man to beat at Brean Golf Club at the moment.

He claimed his second piece of silverware in seven days as he took the Charles Cooke March Hare and 24 hours later took the Division 1 monthly Stableford.

Jones followed on from his top spot in the Mike Teal Trophy when he handed in a superb card of 43 points in the March Hare Stableford event. This total was matched shortly afterwards by the 2012 most improved player at Brean, Phil Hodgson, but was beaten on countback.

Craig Wheelaghan took third spot on 42 points, while Russell Shaw was fourth on 40 coming out ahead in a countback with Dave Lockwood and John Brewer.

Pete Dunn had the best score of the day in the March monthly Stableford on Sunday as he was the only player to top the 40 point barrier. Dunn claimed the Division 2 award, beating Mark Hatfield by one.

Paul Jones won Division 1 with 38 points, with Barrie Tucker runner-up with 37. Division 3 was won with 37 points as Kieran Franklin held off Gordon Wheelaghan on countback.

Dai Wood and Jim Wotton joined forces to win the latest round of the seniors’ Winter League. This time it was a greensomes Stableford format and the victors returned a score of 38 points. Their margin of victory was a single point from runners-up Jeremy Savill and Tony Roper, who were also one point clear of the third placed duo in Charlie Hastie and Barrie Tucker.

Brean director of golf David Haines made his annual winter trip to sunnier climes to compete in the North Region PGA Overseas Pro-Am in the Algarve. He ended the third day just four shots off the leaders after steady rounds of 72, 71 and 73.

His final round wasn’t what he had hoped for and a 78 saw him slip back to 10th position in an event which contained current European seniors tour player Gary Wolstenholme.

Back in the UK, Andrew March and Roy Baker flew the Brean flag in the G&S PGA medal at Naunton Downs in Gloucestershire. March fared the better of the pair with his round of 75, leaving him in a share for eighth spot, a few strokes ahead of Baker.

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