Extra events at Worlebury

Worlebury Golf Club put on extra competitions due to the mild weather.

WITH the continuing good weather late in the golfing year, the match and handicap committee have put on extra competitions at Worlebury Golf Club.

A monthly medal was played in glorious weather and a full field entered in three divisions.

Results – Division 1: Mike Reeves 72 (65); Pete Gilpin 72 (66); John Wright 79 (67). Division 2: James Walton 82 (65); Ian Smith 78 (65); Max Pitcher 80 (66). Division 3: Paul Shearing 93 (67); Kieran Osmond 90 (68); Andrew Ullyott 91 (72).

A gentleman’s evening was held with a meal provided by Andy and his staff. Guest speaker for the event was David Graveney, ex-chairman of the England cricket test selectors. All monies raised from the evening went to the captain’s club fund.

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Recent major drainage works carried out at the club have seen the greens stand up well to the recent wet weather, as well as the fairways that were scarified and seeded a couple of months ago.

Both are looking in excellent shape for both members and visitors alike to enjoy, for which the greenkeeping staff and club committees involved should take the credit.

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? WESTON Golf Club seniors’ bowmaker: Tony Hynham, John Morgan, Jim Blackhurst 79; Keith Hood, Peter Owen, Pete Berry 78; Dave Snowdon, Nick Bohin, Mike Hill 78; Peter Hardaway, Ian Freeman, Nigel Jillings 73; David Bates, David Andow, Jim Ness 72; Peter Sedley-Jones, Brian Seward, Peter Lumb 71; Monty Hughes, Dave Farmer, Graham Somerville 69; Ray Harris, Mo Sweeney, Bob LaBand 66.

? THE ladies’ section at the Isle of Wedmore Golf Club recently held their AGM at the club.

Retiring captain Jane Hewitt was able to look back on a year with many notable achievements. On the course, Dawn Chadwick and Marlyn Jackson reached the semi-finals of the prestigious scratch foursomes, while off the course Wedmore members are now active in many county organisations.

Internally, the ladies’ section also continues to play an important role and has been a major contributor to the captain’s charity this year.

The final Thursday turned out to be a good day which will hopefully be a good omen for incoming captain, Cathy Olive.

The seniors’ have a week to go before their change of captain, so this week was business as usual with the monthly Stableford.

It was a particularly good day if your name was John, as they took all three places in Division 1. John Bennett took first place with 43 points, three clear of John Viney in second with John Russell a point back in third.

In Division 3, Phillip Wren tightened his grip on the year long order of merit title by winning with 43 points. This gave him a huge margin of victory, six points over second-placed Mike Beal with Bill Allen taking third place with 36 points.

Division 2 was a much closer affair with first place being decided on countback. This led to Chris McGowan just inching home from Bob Jackson, with Tony Metcalfe coming third with 38 points.

? ANNIE Williams has been the one to beat in the recent ladies’ competitions at Brean Golf Club.

Over the course of the last week or so she has secured both the November Medal and Stableford events with steady rounds and almost added a third in the Lady Secretary’s Shanker. On this occasion she had to settle for the runners-up spot as Shelia Rouse took victory by two shots.

In the men’s November Medal it was club champion Roy Baker who topped the score charts by some distance. He scorched round in 67 and this gave him an almost unbeatable nett 62 in Division 1.

Runner-up to Baker for the second competition running was Stuart Wills with 67. More low scoring came in Division 2 as members’ secretary Mike Carter led the way. He returned an excellent nett 65 and took a one shot victory from Neil Barker.

Experience won the day in Division 3 as seniors’ chairman Wally Pape took the Medal. His nett 67 was three ahead of Kevin Davies in second.

In mild conditions, the second weekend round of the Winter League took place. Barry Tucker claimed victory with a superb haul of 44 points. Neil Barker took second with 41 and Mike Sutton was third.

David Haines ended up as the leading Brean professional at the G&S PGA Medal at Bath. He handed in a 73 which saw him take a share of sixth place on the day.

Andrew March finished outside the top 10 for the first time this season after a disappointing 77, but still holds onto second spot in the Order of Merit.

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