First board competition of the year held at Weston

Mick Keen.

Mick Keen. - Credit: Archant

Eddie Langford and Glenn Taylor won Weston Golf Club’s first board competition of the year.

WORLEBURY Golf Club’s Somerset Bowl captain, the irrepressible Mick Keen, had cause for celebration when he shot a hole-in-one on the 173 yard sixth hole during the RNLI Shield competition.

Facing a slight headwind, Mick took a four iron and the sweetly hit shot, much to his delight, rolled straight into the hole, thus emulating his vice-captain, Terry Bradley’s recent achievement of a hole-in-one on the 12th. This is Mick’s second hole-in-one at Worlebury.

THE first honours board competition of the season took place at Weston on a dry, but blustery day.

Over 100 competitors took to the field for the Bob Riddell foursomes competition bringing in some great scores. Taking the trophy were Eddie Langford and Glenn Taylor with a nett 69. Runners-up were the pairing of Martin Preddy and Dan Toogood with 70. Richard Harris and Neil Watkins, Roger Magor and Adam Sloan were third and fourth respectively. The course was in great condition with all 18 holes and tees open.

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Sue Andow and Wendy Homer won the first round of the Daily Mail foursomes competition on home ground. The 3&2 win against Enmore Park takes them forward to the next round of this competition.

The ladies lost their Mail on Sunday match at home to a strong team from Mendip Spring.

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A nine-hole ladies’ competition brought in some good scores. Jan Bishop took the lead with 22 points followed closely by Jade Cope with 21. Alysia Rees came in with 18 and Jo Blackett with 17 on countback.

THE weather caused considerable disruption at Wedmore last week with both the club medal and seniors’ bowmaker falling victim to heavy rain.

The ladies reduced their betterball competition to nine holes and produced some good scores, despite the wet and windy weather.

Leading the way were Margaret Rogers and Gay McWhinney who came in with 22 points, which was one better than runners-up Aileen Robertson and Audrey Cowlin. Ange Webber and Jenny Thomas came in third with 20 points.

The club Stableford mainly got round in the dry, but a stiff wind and wet conditions underfoot made play tricky. None of this worried John Russell, whose score of 42 points represents a score of one over gross. This won him Division 1 by four points from Bill Lander, who beat Mark Cornish on countback.

Best score of the day came in Division 2 with Steve Cainey totalling 43 points, putting him two clear of Daniel Kirk, with Chris Norris a further point back in third.

Keith Thomas reached 40 points in winning Division 3, just a point clear of Ewan Newman with Liam Cann in third place,

In the ladies, young Harriett Lockley continues to impress, scoring 36 points to win ahead of Gill Jones, whose 31 points was a fine performance following her long lay-off after surgery on her shoulder.

MENDIP Spring Golf Club defeated The Mendip in the Mail on Sunday competition, winning after a sudden death play-off.

Rob Chandler, Neil Holbrook, Nick Gould, Simon Kew and Adam Stephenson were victorious in their second round match at The Mendip.

With the match drawn at 2.5-2.5, Stephenson had to play extra holes on a sudden death basis and won at the first extra hole.

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