Bowmaker trio two good for the rest
PUBLISHED: 09:13 21 October 2011
Brean trio prove too strong for their competitors at Brean Golf Club.
PETE Dunn, Pat Mullholland and Jim McLauchlan were the comfortable winners of the Bowmaker Trophy at Brean with an impressive score of 126.
They were helped to the total by both Dunn and McLauchlan recording twos at par three holes during the round. Their winning margin was four shots from Graham Foy, Nigel Hodges and Gordon Wheelaghan who in turn were two clear of the third placed team.
Two trios handed in the third placed score of 132 with Tony Vearncombe, Tony Slade alongside club chairman Graham Exton edging it on countback from Phil Hodgson, Roy Baker and Mike Porter.
The annual club triangular match was played with the main club team taking the honours, continuing their season of success. In second place were the seniors with the ladies in third.
The seniors also had to settle for second place in their last home inter-club match of 2011 against Oake Manor.
The Ward Tankard competition gets the seniors thinking as the format only permits them to take two clubs and a putter to complete the 18 holes. Seniors’ chairman Wally Pape chose wisely as he accumulated 37 points. He won by three from Mike Allen, who in turn was one ahead of George Thomas.
Andrew March reached the semi-finals of the Gloucester and Somerset PGA Matchplay Championship last week. He won his opening game at Henbury by 5&4, which was the joint biggest win of the event.
His quarter-final tie against Russ Berry was closer, but March still ended victorious by a margin of 2&1 and set up a semi-final match the following morning. This game unfortunately didn’t go the way of the Brean pro and he lost out to Ed Goodwin (Cirencester), who eventually went on to secure the championship.
■ WEDMORE Golf Club Avalon League teams, under the leadership of Paul Plume and Tom Bennett, enjoyed a better year than some recent past seasons.
The A team, in Division 2, finished in a comfortable third place and the B team just missed out on promotion to Wells by a single point.
Two of the ladies’ teams suffered relegation. In the Bristol & District Alliance, the A team failed to hold on to the place in Division 2, albeit by just three points. The B team, in their first season in the Alliance, had a satisfactory season, finishing tied fourth.
The team in the Inter-Club League slipped into Division 3 by the smallest possible margin, just half a point, paying the penalty for some disappointing early results.
The seniors play a vast number of friendlies and with two matches still to go, are guaranteed a winning season, having won 15 matches, drawn eight and lost 12. The wins included the first-ever 8-0 result according to the records.
Back at an individual level, the ladies held their last EWGA medal of the season. Best score of the day was a 71 from Deidre Wheadon. Ange Webber was again in the places with 73.
Best of the silver division players was Aileen Robertson who scored 74 to beat Cathy Olive on countback. Judy Cutter finished third of the silver players, with Vera Ireland finishing in the same position in bronze.
■ THE annual turkey trot competition was held at Worlebury Golf Club, comprising of a three-man Texas scramble event.
Results: Paul McAdams, Andy Taylor and John Wright 54.6; Alex Winn, Josh Freeman and Dario Flood 54.8; Roger Shellard, Derek Isgrove and Bill Stow 55.4.
October monthly medal - Division 1: Ryan Jones 65; Pete Cornish 66; Stuart Lock 66.
Division 2: Dan Bovington 64; Keith Knight 65; Rob Leach 67.
The Tolladine Cup summer knockout final for the higher handicap division was played between Sean Spearing and Craig Young, with Spearing taking the title.
In the foursomes championship, the pairing of Ross Coyne and Chris Blackman defeated Stuart Lock and Steve Gray to get their names on the honours board.
The Commemoration Cup fourball betterball saw two juniors, Lewys Charles and Dario Flood, take on first teamers Chris Mannings Hill and Andy Nicholls, with the younger pairing coming out on top to win the cup.
The annual club dinner was held last week in the clubhouse with a lavish meal provided by the catering team led by manager Andy. A full house enjoyed live music entertainment and the club captain personally thanked entertainments manager Paul Lintern for all his efforts.
All monies raised on the night went to the captain’s fund.
For more details on Worlebury Golf club see www.worleburygc.co.uk
■ WESTON Golf Club seniors’ 1st Alan Holt qualifier: Trevor Knott 78 (8) 70; Roy Hodgin 93 (23) 70; John Morgan 83 (12) 71; Graham Somerville 83 (12) 71; Rick Fowler 87 (16) 71; Pete Berry 86 (15) 71; Tom Bacon 87 (15) 72; Tony Hynam 82 (10) 72.
Trevor Knott and Roy Hodgin qualify for the knockout stages of the competition.