Full fields for Worlebury competitions

Worlebury Golf Club presentation.

Worlebury Golf Club presentation. - Credit: Archant

Two Worlebury Golf Club Stableford competitions attracted a full field.

THE seniors and men’s sections at Worlebury Golf Club held Stableford competitions, both attracting full fields.

The men had to contend with damp conditions underfoot and mist made scoring tricky. By comparison the seniors enjoyed some pleasant winter sunshine and the course played well.

Top scorer in the men’s competition was Martyn Chambers in Division 2 with 40 points, with Chris Mannings-Hill and Steven Cocoran winning Divisions 1 and 3 respectively, both with 39.

There were two sections in the seniors’ competition with Anthony Foster scoring an excellent 40 points to win the first division and Fred Spearing winning the second with 38.


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Men’s Division 1: Chris Mannings-Hill (8) 39 pts; Jack Partridge (7) 38; Steve Rowlands (12) 37. Division 2: Martyn Chambers (14) 40; Martyn Hind (13) 38; Lindsay Baird (16) 38. Division 3: Steven Corcoran (27) 39; Fred Spearing (23) 39; Graham Griffiths (19) 38.

Seniors Division 1: Antony Foster (16) 40; John Langdon (12) 35; Brian Book (15) 35. Division 2: Fred Spearing (22) 38; John Roberts (20) 36; Ivor Doel (21) 36.

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PAST captain Mo Sanders and future captain Paul Jones teamed up to win the Mike Teal Trophy at Brean Golf Club with a score of 43 Stableford points.

They won by a single point from club chairman Tony Roper and Kevin Davies. Two pairs returned 41 points, but Phil Hodgson and Graham Exton took third with the better back nine score, while Tony Richards and Bob Masterman had to settle for fourth.

Vic Burnell helped his chances of qualifying in the Winter League by posting a winning score of 39. Second place went to Tony Romeo on 35, while the last card in from Bob Masterman took the third place money on 34.

Pete Douglas helped himself to the February seniors’ medal after a superb round of 77 gave him a nett 64. This was both the lowest gross and nett score on the day, but it still only gave him a single shot advantage over runner-up Pat Mullholland. Three players finished on 67. Barrie Tucker was the best of the trio as Tony Roper was the meat in a Barrie sandwich in fourth ahead of Barrie Yearsley who settled for fifth.

The seniors’ were pleased to be playing again on Monday, but struggled with the conditions. The notable exception to this was John Russell who went round in gross 75 (67) to win Division 1 of the medal by three shots from Peter Bendell with Mike Munns a further shot back in third.

Peter Searle was the only other player to play to his handicap, winning Division 2 with a nett 70, beating Eric Wallace by one point which pushed Mike Peacock into third place.

Division 3 was decided by countback with Richard Sanders just beating Peter Rutter, both scoring 71. Mac Hargraves took third with 72.

THERE was a bitter wind for Wedmore ladies’ Stableford, but a reduced field completed their first 18-hole competition of the year. Sarah Mathews’ 36 points won Division 2 by seven clear points from second-placed Linda Roberts with Carol Pinks another two points back in third.

There was a much tighter finish in Division 1 with Alison Dodkin just beating her playing partner Claire Biggs on countback, both scoring 31 points. Saybria Sims was just a shot further back in third.

Conditions were no warmer for the club monthly medal, but the scoring was certainly hot. Leading the way was Stephen Young who had an amazing nett 58 to win Division 3.

Remarkably this only won by two shots as Sean Grey chased him all the way with a nett 60. Justin Witherall came in third with 64, which would have won any other division, while Dave Skelton could only manage fourth, despite also scoring 64.

The other divisions provided more normal scores and also some close finishes. Keith Jackson won Division 1 with 67, one ahead of David Eley and Brad Ruddick, with Eley claiming second place on countback.

Josh Barwell was unbeatable in Division 2, but his 65 was just one ahead of Rob Davis and Glen Vearncombe. Davis finished with four straight pars to take second on countback.

OUTGOING Burnham & Berrow Golf Club captain, Geoff Robinson and ladies’ captain, Sarah Champion, chose St. Margaret’s Somerset Hospice for their captains’ charity 2012 and were delighted to be able to hand over a cheque for £8,250 to area fundraiser, Julie Draper.

Julie expressed her gratitude on behalf of St Margaret’s, the Somerset Charity committed to bringing free palliative care to those who need it, at the right time and in the place of their choosing.

Sarah and Geoff’s philosophy is that fundraising is always easier if people have fun doing it and would like to express their thanks to everyone, local businesses and individuals who made their year such a success by contributing to the amount raised.

The midweek Stableford was a non-qualifier as the eighth hole was shut for the on-going irrigation works. Graham Gregg returned a fine total of 35 points to beat Iain Lewis by one point. Andy Towens beat three others on countback for third place with 31.

The Stableford competition played on Saturday saw Andy Gent top the field with a fantastic 40 points. This was two clear of Peter Tomlinson in second and a welcome return to form for Chris Hill in third with 37 points.

Division 2 was won by Clay Poynton with 38 points, Chris Perry was second with 36 and Michael Applegate third on countback with 34.

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