Chris continues his good form at Burnham & Berrow

Burnham & Berrow Golf Club member Chris Hill continued his good form with victory in the latest Stableford event at the club.

Chris Hill continued his rich vein of form with victory in Division 1 of the Stableford at Burnham & Berrow Golf Club.

His 39 points gave him a one-point margin of victory over Nick Agar (38) and two ahead of Adam Turrell, Marino Griffiths and Mark Parsons, who all scored 37. Division 2 was won by John Nuttall with a best of the day 41 points, three ahead of Mark Woods with 38.

Chris has now had two wins and a second in his last three outings, winning a Stableford and a runner-up spot in the Lysaght Cup medal.

Mike Armstrong took the honours in the seniors’ Stableford with 38 points, but only after a countback over Larry Summers, who also scored 38.

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Thisweekend sees the quarter-finals of the West of England Winter Foursomes with local interest being kept alive by two Burnham & Berrow pairs. Mell Bell and Kate Charles in the top half of the draw take on Scott Bellinger and Ryan Brewer from Enmore Park Golf Club.

In the bottom half, Andy Holley and playing partner Larry Summers take on Joe Long from Lansdown and Mitch Waite from Filton who are combined +1 handicap.

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Andy has won the prestigious tournament four times in the past. three times with his son Paul and once with ex-Burnham member Bob Lawrence. The first win being in 1981 and the last time in 2009.

Results - Division 1: C Hill 39 pts; N Agar 38; A Turrell 37; M Griffiths 37; M Parsons 37. Division 2: J Nuttall 41 pts; M Woods 38; K Cheeseman 36; R Sutton 35; P Hickman 34. Division 3: M Armstrong 38; L Summers 38; F Matthews 37; C Collins 36; G Gregg 36.

In mixed weather with sporadic heavy rain and wind, John Rowsell putted his way to a brilliant 41 points to win the Weston seniors Stableford.

Helped by excellent greens, despite the incessant rainfall, he beat Fred Donbavand by a clear three shots. Third place went to Steve Strange whose 35 points were the best of a three-man countback.

Strong winds that sent trolleys in all directions did not deter the ladies on Tuesday. Joan Jenkinson took the top slot with 34 points in the nine-hole qualifier with Di Brown and Sue Garrett in second and third place respectively, with 32 points.

In tricky conditions the week before, the ladies abandoned their competition and organised a roll-up for those willing to risk the elements. Lynn Perry won the money with 33 points, despite a no score at two holes. Sue Andow won the medal on Saturday.

Competitive golf eased its way back at Wedmore after an extended break due to the heavy rain after Christmas with a gentle nine-hole Stableford for the ladies.

Not too gentle though as they played the harder back nine in conditions that remain heavy. It turned into a belated Christmas present for Joan Peck, who not only took the first place prize with 17 points, but also had the only two of the day to scoop a prize of almost £50. She was hard pressed for the win by Cathy Olive, who also scored 17 points, losing out on countback.

There was a real log-jam for the remaining places with three players all scoring 15 points. Countback was called on again to determine that Sue McDonald was third with Deidre Wheadon fourth and Wendy Lucas fifth. The final prize for sixth place went to Mary-Lou Denny with 14.

Richard Triscott won the first competition completed at Brean in what seemed like an age.

With course closures and poor weather recently taking over proceedings, the Winter League round got the players back out on the course. Triscott showed the rest a clean pair of heels with an impressive 42-point card as he ended the day four clear of runner-up Dave Bradley and five clear of third-placed Matt Shaw.

Brian Read and Adam Cox produced a superb final few holes to take the Percy Underwood Trophy. Their fast finish in the foursomes event included a birdie three at the 18th hole to total 38 points and win by four.

Runners-up spot was decided by a countback which went to the last six holes. Tony Roper and Chris Fairchild just edged out Eamonn Wynne and Byron Lismore for second spot.

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