Cheddar defeat the rest of the world
The annual battle between Cheddar and the rest of the world at Wedmore Golf Club was won by Cheddar.
DESPITE some wet conditions at Wedmore Golf Club, there was some excellent scoring in the seniors’ medal.
Leading the way was Tim Harris, now making his presence felt in the seniors, who recorded a two under par gross 68 in winning Division 1 with a net 62. This was tough on Keith Thomas (64) and Brian Webber (65), who on any other day might have expected to have had the winning score.
Incredibly though, it was not the best net score of the day. This fell to Mike Hewart who had a net 61 to win Division 3 by an impressive five shots from Graham Jones (66), with Dennis Howard a further four shots adrift in third.
Division 2 had no spectacular scores, but some very good ones and a close finish as well. Dave Scarrott just claimed first place on countback from Peter Bendell, both players scoring 66. Bob Jackson took third place with a net 69, which included a hole-in-one to wrap up an extraordinary day’s golf.
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Saturday saw the annual battle between Cheddar and the Rest of the World. Not surprisingly, the RoW had triumphed for the past two years, so Cheddar was desperate to stop the run of defeats.
There were many close matches which could have gone either way and changed the overall result, but in the end Cheddar managed to stop the rot and triumphed by 15.5-12.5, leaving Steve Major, playing his annual round of golf, to hand the trophy to the winning captain, Ian Bunn.
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Meanwhile, the ladies started off the Christmas season with their Christmas Pudding competition. Unfortunately the results of this are kept strictly confidential until their Christmas party so no news until then.
? WESTON Golf Club seniors’ hidden partners results: Graham Tripp (38), Brian Whiddett (34) 72 pts; Ray Chambers (36), Nigel Jillings (34) 70; Roy Schubert (37), Ken Marshall (31) 68; Alan Tucker (34), Bill Raynham (32) 66; Dave Rowland (44), Trevor Knott (22) 66; Frank Burns (35), David Andow (30) 65; David Denison (36), Roger Preston (29) 65.
? WORLEBURY Golf Club held a four-ball betterball competition and a large field entered given the good conditions and possibly also trying to avoid early Christmas shopping.
Results: Craig Conway and Jon Mannings Hill 43 pts; Martin Hind and Leighton Grant 43; Dennis Thompson and Ryan Carlier 42; Paul Hibbard and Tom Lennon 41; Jim Skinner and Pete Wyatt 41.
The club held a quiz night, with questions set by Dougie Woods and the clubhouse was at full capacity with 20 teams entering, comprising almost 120 people.
In a fierce contest, the merest of margins separated the top teams.
In the general knowledge section, The Hill Mob captained by Steve Rowlands and The Half Wits captained by Dave Mellor were equal first on 37.5, followed by Wrights & Rons and Saaaban AKA the Jackals captained by John Wright and Andy Ball respectively, half a point behind.
Crazy Diamonds just edged out Six Of The Best in the pictures and music section by a point, and last year’s captain Martin Green’s team took the overall prize.
Over �800 was taken over the bar and all other monies raised went to the captain’s club fund.
Worlebury seniors’ ladies night was held at the club. Always a popular event, 70 members and guests were welcomed by seniors’ captain John Taylor, with entertainment from the Tony May band.