Full house for ladies’ competition

Weston Golf Club ladies' winners.

Weston Golf Club ladies' winners. - Credit: Archant

A full field of players turned out for Weston ladies’ annual closed competition.

WESTON ladies turned out in force with a full field of players for their annual closed competition.

On a glorious spring day and with three trophies to play for, some great scores were recorded. Jade Cope returned the best gross score of 81, winning the Margaret Buckley Gross Cup. Winning the best nett silver division score and taking the Jenny Carter Toast Rack was Katrena Thomas with 70. The second Margaret Buckley Cup awarded for the best nett score of the day went to Carol Harris with a 68.

The juniors’ Kelly Cup was won by Toby Booth on countback from Harry Turner and George Worthington, 34 points being the popular score of the day.

A cold day greeted the field of 49 Weston seniors for their annual Workman Cup. The greens were fast as befitting links golf, but Chris Kelly put in a creditable performance to score 38 points. He beat Mike Dyer, who shot the same score but lost on countback.

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The seniors won their regular friendly fixture against Worlebury.

WORLEBURY Stragglers, with Martin Morgan at the helm, started the season with an away fixture at Bristol and Clifton.

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Two former stragglers, Steve Rowlands and Dougie Woods made welcome returns to the ranks and Morgan asked centenary captain Rowlands to lead the way. Paired with Paul McAdams they won convincingly. Woods, partnered with Roger Clouter, held his nerve to hole a tricky six footer on the last for a half.

Morgan and John Jones were up against a strong pairing who included a hole in one on the seventh in their repertoire and ended up losing on the last. Despite putting up a good fight, the last two games ended in defeat and the home team won 3.5-1.5.

Geoff King won the seniors’ three clubs and a putter competition. Using a driver, seven iron and pitching wedge, he shot a nett 67, his best competitive score for quite some time. Colin Hicks was runner-up on count-back from seniors’ captain, Brian Book, both scoring a 68.

The April medal was played in pleasant conditions although the stiff breeze made scoring difficult. Pete Gilpin won Division 1 on countback from another seasoned campaigner, Pete Cornish, both scoring nett 68s. Alex Winn came third with a 70.

The best nett score of the day was 66 which was recorded by both Graham Griffiths and Matt Matter in Division 2, the former winning on countback. John Blackhurst came third with a 71.

Countback was also required in Division 3 with Jeff Snook pipping John Flannigan, both, yet gain, scoring 68. Jason Dean was third with 70.

DESPITE a few showers, the extra run on the ball led to some excellent scores in the ladies’ spring meeting at Wedmore.

The morning competition was an individual Stableford with the silver and bronze divisions competing for the Midgley and Fry Cups respectively.

Best score of the day came in bronze division where Ann Adams amassed 42 points to win. Winnie Burkhill was a commendable runner-up with 39 points with Joan Peck third on 37.

In silver division, there was an impressive return to form from Sue Chambers after breaking her fingers last year. Her 38 points put her four points clear of Liz Hill, who just beat Marion Macarthur on countback.

Macarthur was another player returning to form as her appearances are intermittent these days. Her failure to score on two of the last three holes cost her an even better placing.

On a day of returning players, it was good to see Jan Jenkins not only back playing competitively again, but coming in second in the afternoon Bowmaker.

Teamed with Ann Adams and Sue Tarry, her team scored 35 points. This was one point behind Mary Clarke and Jenny Cornwall, who won with 36, despite lacking a third team member.

Earlier in the week, the seniors held their monthly medal. Tom Bennett continued his fantastic run of form to win Division 1 with a nett 67, three clear of Graham Clifford, who beat Mike Munns on countback.

Best score of the day was in Division 2 won by David Russell with a 66. This was two better than Mike Peacock in second with Barrie Gardner taking third on countback from a group of places on 71.

Division 3 went to John Bussell, whose 67 was two better than Roy Peck, who was a shot ahead of Barry Stone.

BREAN enjoyed a double success over Orchardleigh as the Division 2 Avalon League team defeated their opponents 3-2 at the Frome venue at the same time as the Division 6 side were winning 4-1 at home.

These results gets both teams off to a great start in their league campaign as they both look to improve on last year’s results.

Phil Barry was the winner of Saturday’s Super Series Stableford. He scored 39 points to edge a tie with Steve Jones on countback as he had the better back nine score. Third place needed another countback between Trevor Pitt and Ron Vine with Pitt prevailing.

The following day Dave Bradley was a clear winner of Sunday’s Super Series round as he clocked up 43 points in difficult conditions. Bradley was three clear of Richard Triscott in second and another point ahead of third place finisher Brian Read.

Mark Hatfield was crowned the Brean Masters champion after winning the April monthly Stableford. The Brean Masters competitors each year are made up from the medal winners of 2013, plus any past Brean Masters champions who take part. Hatfield’s nett 70 gave him Division 1 success by a shot from Richard Triscott and also the Masters title overall. Division 2 was won by Martyn Cahill also with a nett 70, ahead of Mike Porter on 72.

Scoring was not as hot in Division 3 with a nett 75 being good enough for Tony Romeo to take the honours from Mo Sanders after another countback. The ladies’ event was won for the second year running by Sheila Rouse with a 72.

Brean seniors will take a two-point lead to Kingweston in the second leg of the King Brean Trophy after a 4-2 win in the home leg.

The first four matches on the course all went the way of the hosts, but the Kingweston tail wagged and kept them in with a chance of taking back ownership of the Trophy currently residing in the Brean clubhouse.

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