Excellent week for Wedmore captain

IT WAS an excellent week for ladies’ captain Jane Hewitt at Wedmore Golf Club.

IT WAS an excellent week for ladies’ captain Jane Hewitt at Wedmore Golf Club.

In unusually good weather for the Stableford, she won the silver division with 35 points which put her four shots clear of the rest of the division. Second place was closely contested with four players all finishing on 31 points. This meant countback was required to settle the places with second place going to Cathy Olive and Jan Jenkins.

On such a fine golfing day it was odd that 35 was the best score of the day as this was also the winning total for Margaret Rogers in bronze division. Caroline Patterson claimed second place with 33 points, two ahead of Karen Barnett in third.

The ladies took on Weston in the second round of the Mail on Sunday Trophy. Away matches are always difficult to win, but after Cathy Olive had narrowly lost the opening match, Jane Hewitt, maintaining her good form, restored equality with a win in the second match, and equality continued when Claire Biggs halved the third match.

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Marlyn Jackson had already scored a decisive win in the final match, but Sue Tarry still needed to at least halve her match to secure the tie. In the event she won narrowly to record an excellent win for Wedmore by 3.5-1.5.

The seniors eventually played their Christmas Bowmaker, delayed from December by the early snow and therefore transformed to a Valentine’s Day Massacre.

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Leading the way and claiming the meat vouchers were the team of Dave Scarrott, Bob Jackson and Ron Barrett. Their score of 92 points put them a resounding five points clear of John Hurdman, Peter Bendell and Michael Blandford, who won a bottle of whisky each to console them.

A point further back enjoying gin and tonic in third place were Derek Warn, John Cutter and Terry Stew. Tony Biggs, John Taylor and Gordon Risk took the port for coming fourth with 84, leaving the red wine for fifth placed Ray Dodkin, Alan Caines and David Summers-Cooke with 82 points.

? WESTON Golf Club seniors’ medal: Peter Hardaway 81 (15) 66; Roger Preston 90 (22) 68; Brian Whiddett 84 (16) 68; John Poole 88 (19) 69; Jim Blackhurst 89 (20) 69; Graham Tripp 77 (7) 70; David Dodgson 89 (19) 70; Nigel Jillings 84 (14) 70.

? WORLEBURY seniors held a three club challenge, a Stableford scoring competition, and all participants were restricted to the use of two clubs and a putter to complete the round.

Results: Mike Holley 39 pts; Rod Gribble 39; Robert Watts 39; Barrie Hodson 38.

The works on the 10th tee are now taking shape, the tee itself is now raised and levelled, whilst the trolley paths and drainage are taking shape nicely.

Work has progressed on the new bunker on the eighth tee and this will also improve the layout and look of this hole, also the mound and the dips on hole 16 will soon be landscaped in,

The bunker on the right hand side of the ninth has now been filled in and will soon become landscaped away from the green now that the woodland has been thinned out and more playable for the errant shot to the green. The greens themselves are showing good signs of growth on the drainage lines.

? ERIC Jones won the Presidents Putter last Sunday at Brean thanks to returning the best score of the day in the Monthly Medal.

His net 67 edged out members’ secretary Mike Carter on the back nine holes. This also saw these two players fill the top two spots in the second division. Completing a win double over the weekend in the first division was Roy Baker. Despite not matching his effort of the previous day, he just managed to pip Steve Peates on countback over the second nine holes.

Neil Barker scored his first success since recently joining the club as his nett 68 took the division three honours. He recovered well from a disastrous hole on the seventh to edge yet another countback. This time the unlucky player was Mike Sutton who had to settle for second.

The winner of the ladies’ version of the Putter was Shelia Rouse after a nett 75. She relegated the new ladies’ captain Jenny Vaughan into second place, despite Jenny recording the lowest gross score of the day

The previous day it was Winter League action at Brean and Vince Ford moved himself nicely into the top five of the league table with a haul of 44 points.

This score was well clear of his nearest challenger in Division 2, Jim Wotton who carded 40. The man they are all trying to catch at the head of the table, Roy Baker, showed no signs of letting up his dominance as he topped Division 1 with 42. Barry Tucker took second spot on 39.

Brean’s Director of Golf David Haines returned from recent illness and injury to claim a share of second position in a G&S PGA medal at Saltford last week.

He took just 68 shots to cover the course and with it regained third position in the Order of Merit. His Brean colleague Andrew March finished down the field after a 76.

? VISION North Somerset host their eighth annual charity golf day at Worlebury Golf Club on May 6.

Entry fee is �150 for teams of four, which includes coffee and bacon sandwich on arrival, 18 holes of golf and a cold buffet.

Entry forms are available from Gary Marks at the pro shop (623932), Sue Potepa, Vision North Somerset on 01934 419393 or 07549 050155 or e-mail sue.potepa@visionns.org.uk or Russ Nickells on 07507 859228.

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