Fund-raising manager visits Worlebury

Worlebury Golf Club cheque presentation.

Worlebury Golf Club cheque presentation. - Credit: Archant

Worlebury Golf Club received a visit from the fund-raising manager of the charity Above and Beyond.

Worlebury Golf received a visit from Toni Collier, fund-raising manager of the charity Above and Beyond.

She was presented with a cheque for £9,315 from the club, which was raised by club members in the 2015 season. The money will go towards an appeal to raise £150,000 to provide a 3D scanner for the Children’s Cardiac Ward at Bristol Children’s Hospital.

Toni thanked the members for their generosity, the sum raised far exceeding the initial target set by the club captains, when they started the collection just over a year ago

Despite the stormy weather and gloomy forecast, there was a good turnout for the latest round of the winter mixed greensomes. Most of the field managed to complete their round before the worst of the weather set in.

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The competition resulted in a comfortable win for Julie Knight and Dave Pope, who bonded well to post an excellent score of 43 points. Cheryl Saunders and Darrell James were runners-up with a creditable 40 points. Ladies’ club champion Claire Bayliss and recently retired club president Keith Wharton, edged out Ginette Bright and Russell Bourton to take third place on countback, both pairs playing well to score 39 points.

Toni Collier (second left) receiving the cheque from the 2015 captains, Peter Phillips, Maxine Gardiner and Mike Williams.

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There was almost a full week of golf at Wedmore, despite the continuing wet weather.

The seniors got things underway with a Stableford. Brian Webber led the way in Division 1 with 38 points. Close behind was new captain Mike Tanswell, scoring 36 points to take second place from Peter Laney on countback.

Terry Simpson continued to show the benefits of a sober January by winning Division 2 with 38 points. This gave him a comfortable three-point margin over Colin Clegg in second place, with Jim Crick just edging out Ian Hollands for third spot after both scored 34.

Best score of the day came in Division 3, where Tony Ireland scored an impressive 41 points to win by five from Bob Jackson, with Eddie Parlour two points further back in third place.

The following day, the seniors kicked off what promises to be an exciting season of matches with a home 4-2 win against Lilley Brook.

The ladies played their first 18-hole competition of the new year with a three-player bowmaker. There was a close finish with two teams coming in with 70 points each.

Countback gave first place to the team of Beryl Richards, Betty Norman and Carole Lewis. Sue Chambers, Wendy Lucas and Sarah Mathews were the unlucky team who had to settle for second place. Joan Peck, Mary-Lou Denny and Vera Ireland took third place with 67.

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